Garden Design

Wild Ones Native Garden Designs

The Wild Ones native garden design pages provide “practical, educationally-sound information on native landscaping developed specifically for first-time native plant gardeners looking for help getting started. The site also features a growing number of free, downloadable native garden designs created by professional landscape designers for multiple ecoregions in the United States”… including DC!

Montgomery County DEP Rain Garden Design Templates

Maryland’s Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, along with several other county and municipal jurisdictions in the area, offers incentives to homeowners to implement landscape techniques which help reduce stormwater runoff from individual properties.  Within the program guidelines, residents may receive substantial rebates and property tax incentives to install native conservation gardens and rain gardens. Check out the options for MoCo residents here: The site includes planting design templates for rain gardens which can easily be adapted to native conservation gardens.