"Go Wild! Plant Native." is a collaboration among organizations, landscapers, and individuals interested in expanding the number of gardening, landscaping, and restoration projects using Michigan native plants, shrubs, and trees in Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties. The name "Go Wild! Plant Native." was inspired by the 2011 theme of Onaway's Stepping Stones Garden Club.

The intent of this initiative is to increase interest and understanding of the importance of "going native" for at least a portion of our landscaping. Demonstration gardens let you see for yourself how Michigan natives create both beauty and ecological benefits. The benefits extend to everyone whether you own a business or a home, or are part of a non-profit organization or house of worship.

Explore the Native Gardens of Northern Michigan!

Click on the links below to view a description, pictures, and to get directions to each garden.
Demonstration Gardens Featuring Native MI Plants
Go Wild! Plant Native.
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.
Charlevoix Educational Rain Garden
Douglas Lake Cottage and Shoreline Garden
Glenwood Beach Shoreline Garden
John R. Watson Community Resource Center Educational Rain Garden and Butterfly Garden
Landscape and Pet Memorial Garden at Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
River Bank Restoration Garden on Boyne River