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2415 Route 100, Orefield, PA 18069
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Helpful Links

Native Plant Resources- Helpful information on native plants, sustainable ecology and conservation.

Gardening and Design Resources

  • This site supports the lecture series and book Bringing Nature Home by University of Delaware professor Doug Tallamy.
  • Beverly Auvil, landscape designer.  With a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in fine art and a degree in science from Delaware Valley College in Environmental Landscape Design and Ornamental Horticulture,  Beverly is well qualified to design a landscape for you. She also has more than 40 years of gardening experience. She has worked on designs for townhouses and estates with pools, cabanas and formal gardens. She enjoys using native plants in naturalistic settings and also in formal gardens. Beverly can be reached at 215-529-1385 or
  • Campbell Natural Landscape Design (CNLD) offers a wide variety of services including master plan creation, specialty designs, and consultation.
  • Pennystone Gardens – A private botanical and research garden specializing in plants native to Pennsylvania. Outstanding photographs by our friend Geoffry Mehl.
  • Carriage House Landscape Design Lori Metz provides landscape design incorporating native plants. Be sure to tell her you found out about her here, and that you are interested in native plant design.  Call her at 484-483-3495.

Conservation and Horticulture Links

  • Drought Information Center – Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Hawk Mountain Sanctuary – One of the largest, protected tracts of contiguous forest in southeastern PA.
  • Cornell University’s list of poisonous plants.
  • PLANTS National Database – A database of most plants in the U.S. with photos, wetland status indicator and federal and state classification on conservation status.
  • Lehigh Gap Nature Center – A non-profit conservation organization located in Slatington, PA, at the foot of the Kittatinny Ridge.
  • Wild Ones – A not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization, promoting the establishment of native communities around homes and businesses, using ecologically sound practices.
  • The Alliance for Sustainable Communities – Lehigh Valley: Helping people learn more about sustainability and finding local organizations and initiatives that promote sustainability. They post a directory of local organizations, a calendar of upcoming events, commentary and fact sheets on issues of interest, and other valuable information.
  • One With The Earth – The universal symbol of environmental awareness. Buttons and window clings are available at the nursery. Show the world you care, and wear or display the symbol.