Visitors along the path with bright orange trees providing shade

Native Plant Garden

Native Plant Garden

Designed by Sheila Brady of the great American landscape architecture firm Oehme van Sweden, this 3.5 acre garden celebrates the beauty of plants native to northeastern North America. Nearly 100,000 native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns, and grasses were planted in a carefully planned contemporary design that harmonizes with the natural landscape.

Many of the plants here provide shelter and sustenance for wildlife, making this garden a magnet for squirrels, chipmunks, frogs, and a colorful array of birds and butterflies. The serene pool at the center of the garden is fed by recycled stormwater and purified by aquatic plants and a sophisticated filtration system before being recirculated over a series of stone weirs.

The Native Plant Garden is a gift of the Leon Levy Foundation.