Type of Garden: Shoreline Garden
Garden Location: Glenwood Beach Park on Lake Charlevoix
Address: Glenwood Beach Drive, Evangeline Township
Descriptive Garden Signs at Site: No
Plants Labeled at Site: No
Contact: Jen Gelb
Phone: (231) 347-1181
E-mail: jen@watershedcouncil.org
Glenwood Beach Shoreline Garden
Copyright 2012
Otsego Conservation District
800 Livingston Blvd., Ste. 4A, Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 732-4021 / posburn@otsegocountymi.gov / Facebook
Know of other Native Plant Gardens?
If you know of a native plant demonstration garden that you would like to have added to this page please contact the Otsego Conservation District by calling (989) 732-4021 or emailing ewescoat-large@otsegocountymi.gov.
The Glenwood Beach Park project was initiated by Shannon McMaster, zoning administrator for Evangeline Township, and completed by North by Nature. The shoreline of the small park on Lake Charlevoix had been a steep slope down to the water with broken concrete.
Plants present include (but are not limited to): Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), *Blue False Indigo "Twilight Prarieblues" (Baptisia australis), False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides), Fox Glove Beard-Tongue (Penstemon digitalis), Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta), Horsemint (Monarda punctata), Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparius), Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum), Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspira), Sand Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohioensis), Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana), *Fragrant Sumac "Grow-low" (Rhus aromatica), Fragrant Sumac assorted species, *Juneberry "Autumn Brilliance" (Amelanchier laevis), New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus), Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius), Northern Lowbush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera), Pasture Rose (Rosa carolina), *Potentilla "Goldfinger" (Potentilla fruticosa), *Red Twig Dogwood "Baileyi" (Cornus stolonifera), *Viburnum "Chicago Luster" (Viburnum dentatum).

* denotes non-Michigan genotypes: all of these plants are cultivars; chosen either for aesthetics or availability.