Whats in the Garden?
To foster appreciation and knowledge of birds and other native wildlife, to protect and restore wildlife populations and their habitats, and to promote sustainable use of natural resources.
Gardening with natives
Gardening with native plants is a great way to improve biodiversity and support native wildlife, cut down on pesticide and herbicide use, and reduce maintenance costs. Read more for resources to start gardening with Florida natives!
The AAS native plant garden is home to sparkleberries, a member of the Vaccinium family and a Florida native. Sparkleberries are a great food for birds and new varieties are being selected to be larger and sweeter for human consumption.
Power of Pollinators
Native plants are a great way to attract local pollinators and the birds that eat them.