The Charlevoix Conservation District Native Plant Educational Garden:
This Garden was made possible by the efforts of the following
individuals and groups. Many thanks to all of them for their
passion for native plants, and dedication to education, conservation,
community & service:
Pat Brinker & The Brinker Family
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Sun Fund
Great Lakes Energy, People's Fund
Mike & Rhea Dow
Denise & Gary Fate
The Wood Shop, Boyne City
Landscape Logic, Charlevoix
Join us each August for our Garden Party Open House
Event to view our Native Plant Educational Garden, full of
over 70 native sun & shade species, complete with signs, a garden
pathway & the revealing of our Fall Native Plant Sale species
list. The Fall Native Plant Sale occurs each year in mid-September.
Pre-ordering is allowed for Garden Habitat Flats only, the fall sale
is a first come, first serve event.
The Charlevoix Conservation District's
Community Native Plant Demonstration Garden
Above: The district office on North Street in Boyne City before the native garden was planted. Made possible
with the help of donations from local native plant enthusiast, Patricia Brinker, native nursery, Birdsfoot
Native Nursery of South Boardman (Garrett Noyes), native plant sale participant donations from rounding
up order totals, and the help of volunteers, Susan Adams and Aleta Runey the Native Garden became a reality
in the Fall of 2020.
Coming Soon: In 2021 two grants were awarded to the district from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation
($1,000) to assist with the purchase of species signs and sign holders and a community garden sign, and the
Great Lakes Energy People Fund ($1,000) to assist with the materials and labor costs for a pathway through
each of the gardens (sun and shade). Signs and pathway will allow more people to interact with and learn
from the garden year-round, especially during our annual Fall Native Plant Sale.
Many thanks also for the donations made to help cover the costs of the species signs from Mike and Rhea Dow,
The Brinker Family and Karen and Gary Fate.
The Shade Garden The Sun Garden
Our Native Garden Early Summer Species in Bloom......
Birdsfoot Violet Wild Columbine Blue Phlox Wild Geranium Wood Violet
The new garden pathway, made possible by the The Landscape Logic crew hired to put in
Great Lakes Energy People's Fund. the new pathway!
Our beautiful garden and 70 species signs made possible with the help of private donations and grant funds awarded by the
Charlevoix County Community Foundation. Our garden sponsor sign was created by The Wood Shop, located in Boyne
City, and our Native Species Information signs were made by the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network with the
help of sister district, the Grand Traverse Conservation District.