Native Plant Habitat Gardens

In 2006, The Lehigh Gap Nature Center began a program of planting native plants in habitat gardens around the Osprey House, with additional plantings added in each of the last several years.  From April to November each year, these gardens reveal a procession of flowering plants providing nectar and pollen for native bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, as well as providing native vegetation for herbaceous insects that form the basis of the food web.  Many members and friends of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center have been involved in the design, landscaping, planting, and maintenance of these beautiful gardens.

LGNC Habitat Garden Resources

Want to know what we're growing at LGNC?

Download a simplified list of plants at LGNC by habitat type

LGNC Garden Volunteer Events

Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Spring clean-up and gardening chores around the Osprey House and Refuge. Contact us if you are interested in helping with any of the following projects: Preparing the gardens for the growing season Composting Fixing, replacing, and cleaning[...]
Apr 21 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Schedule: 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. – Birding Lehigh Gap Nature Center. Learn where the best birding spots are at the Refuge. 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. – Birding for families and Junior Naturalists. 10:00 a.m. to[...]
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Get the Osprey House ready for the intern, weed the arboretum, and do other maintenance chores around the Osprey House grounds.