Mercer Educational Gardens

This award-winning site features a self-guided tour of display gardens, a wetland meadow restored with native grasses and wildflowers, and more than 20 composting methods for home use. It focuses on composting of garden and household refuse and on plant selection and culture for various types of gardens.

Public gardening events and programs are held at the site several times a year.

Conveniently situated adjacent to the Lawrence-Hopewell Trail, the Gardens are located in the Equestrian Center district of Mercer Meadows. They are maintained and supported by the Rutgers Master Gardeners with auxiliary help from the Mercer County Parks Commission.

MEG Gardens Plant List

GARDEN SECTION TYPEBOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAME
PerennialBed 5PerennialAcanthus mollisBear's Breeches
PerennialBed 2PerennialAcanthus mollis 'White water'Varigated Bear's Breeches
MEGBeside HerbTreeAcer negundoBoxelder
MEGBeside PerennialTreeAcer palmatum 'Dissectum atropurpureum'Japanese maple
MEGEntranceTreeAcer platanoidesNorway maple
PerennialBed 2PerennialAchillea 'Anthea PP#8828Anthea Yellow Yarrow
ButterflyMilkweed GardenPerennialAchillea millefoliumYarrow "Peachy seduction'
Cottage East GardenPerennialAchilles sp."Moonshine" yarrow
Herb MedicinalAnnualAcmella oleraceaToothache plant
PerennialBed 6PerennialAcorus gramineus 'Variegatus'Japanese Sweetflag
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialActaea racemosaBlack cohosh
PerennialBed 6PerennialActaea racemosa ' James Compton 'James Compton Black Snakeroot
NativeLeft Shadblow FernAdiantum pedatumMaidenhair fern
NativeCenter River BirchTreeAesculus paviaRed buckeye
ButterflyMain GardenPerennialAgastache foeniculumHyssop
HerbTeaPerennialAgastache foeniculumAnise hyssop
PerennialBed 5PerennialAgastache foeniculumHyssop 'Golden Jubilee"
Herb OrnamentalPerennialAgastache rupestrisHyssop
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialAgeratina altissima 'Chocolate'Chocolate Joe pye weed
PerennialBed 2PerennialAjuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa'Metallica Crispa Bugleweed
PerennialBed 4PerennialAjuga reptansBugleweed
ButterflyHost Plant GardenAnnualAlcea roseaHollyhocks
Cottage East GardenPerennialAlcea roseaHollyhock
Cottage West GardenPerennialAlchemilla mollisLady's mantle
Herb OrnamentalPerennialAlchemilla mollisLady's mantle
PerennialBed 2PerennialAlchemilla mollisLady's Mantle
CottageArborPerennialAllium bulb sp.Allium
Herb CulinaryBulbAllium cepa proliferumEgyptian onion
Herb CulinaryPerennialAllium schoenoprasumChives
ButterflyHost Plant GardenAnnualAllium sibericumChives
ButterflyMain GardenPerennialAllium sp.Allium
Herb CulinaryBulbAllium tuberosumGarlic chives
Herb MedicinalAnnualAloe barbadenensisAloe vera
HerbTeaPerennialAloysia triphyllaLemon verbena
PerennialBed 6PerennialAlstroemeria 'Sweet Laura'Peruvian lily
NativeLeft Shadblow TreeAmalanchier canadensisShadblow
PerennialBed 2PerennialAmsonia hubrichtii ' Blue Star 'Blue Star Amsonia
PerennialBed 6PerennialAmsonia taberaemontanaBlue Star Amsonia
NativeLeft Shadblow PerennialAmsonia tabernaemontanaBlue star
CottageArborPerennialAnemone hupehensis var. japonica, Japanese anemone
ButterflyHost Plant GardenAnnualAnethum graveolensDill, bouquet
HerbCulinaryAnnualAnethum graveolensDill, fern leaf
HerbCulinaryAnnualAngelica archangelicaAngelica, garden
ButterflyHost Plant GardenPerennialAntennaria dioica.Pussytoes
ButterflyMain GardenAnnualAntirrhinum majusSnapdragon 'Magic Carpet'
ButterflyHost Plant GardenPerennialAntirrhinum majusSnapdragon "Black Prince"
ButterflyMain GardenPerennialAquilegia canadensisColumbine
MEGEntrancePerennialAquilegia canadensisWild columbine
PerennialBed 2PerennialAquilegia sp.Columbine
PerennialBed 3PerennialAquilegia sp.Columbine
PerennialBed 4PerennialAquilegia sp.Columbine
PerennialBed 5PerennialAquilegia sp.Columbine
Cottage ArborPerennialAquillegia sp.Columbine
PerennialBed 5PerennialArabis sp.Rock Cress
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialAralia racemosaSpikenard
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialArisaema dracontiumGreen dragon
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialArisaema triphyllumJack-in-the-pulpit
PerennialBed 4PerennialArisaema triphyllumJack-In-The-Pulpit
ButterflyArbor GardenVineAristolochia macrophyllaDutchman's Pipevine
NativeLeft Shadblow ShrubAronia arbutifoliaRed Chokeberry
NativeLeft Shadblow ShrubAronia melanocarpaBlack Chokeberry
Herb OrnamentalPerennialArtemesia 'Powis castle'Artemesia 'Powis castle'
Herb MedicinalPerennialArtemesia absinthiumWormwood
HerbCulinaryAnnualArtemesia dracunculusTarragon, French
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialAruncus dioicusGoatsbeard
NativeLeft Shadblow PeennialAsarum canadenseWild ginger
PerennialBed 5PerennialAsarum canadenseCanada wild ginger
ButterflyHost Plant GardenAnnualAsclepias curassavicaTropical Milkweed
ButterflyMilkweed GardenPerennialAsclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed
MEGMeadowPerennialAsclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed
MEGMeadowPerennialAsclepias purpurascensPurple milkweed
MEGMeadowPerennialAsclepias syriacaCommon milkweed
NativeMagnolia GardenPerennialAsclepias syriacaCommon milkweed
NativeTriangle GardenPerennialAsclepias syriacaCommon milkweed
ButterflyMain GardenPerennialAsclepias tuberosaButterfly Weed Yellow
Cottage West GardenPerennialAsclepias tuberosaButterfly weed
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialAsclepias tuberosaButterfly Weed
ButterflyMilkweed GardenPerennialAsclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed Orange
ButterflyMilkweed GardenPerennialAsclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed Yellow
MEGBehind NativeTreeAsimina trilobaPaw paw
PerennialBed 3PerennialAster oblongifolius ' Raydon's Favorite 'Raydon's Favorite Aromatic Aster
Cottage East GardenPerennialAstilbeFalse goat's beard
PerennialBed 6PerennialAstilbe chinensis 'Purpurkerze'Purple Candle Chinese Astilbe
PerennialBed 5PerennialAstilbe chinensis 'Visions'Chinese astilbe
PerennialBed 4PerennialAstilbe sp.Astilbe
PerennialBed 6PerennialAstilbe sp.Astilbe
PerennialBed 4PerennialAstilbe x rosea ' Peach Blossom 'Peach Blossom Astilbe
NativeLeft Shadblow FernAthyrium filix-feminaLady fern
PerennialBed 3FernAthyrium niponicum 'Japanese Painted FernJapanese Painted fern
PerennialBed 4FernAthyrium niponicum   Japanese fern
NativeLeft Shadblow PerennialBaptisia australisFalse indigo
PerennialBed 3PerennialBaptisia 'Carolina Moonlight'Carolina Moonlight False Indigo
Cottage West GardenPerennialBaptisia sphaerocarpa sp.Yellow false indigo
PerennialBed 6PerennialBergenia cordifoliaPigsqueak or Heartleaf bergenia
NativeCenter River BirchTreeBetula nigraRiver birch
NativeRight River Birch TreeBetula nigra, 'Heritage'Heritage river birch
NativeLeft Shadblow PerennialBoltonia decurrensDecurrent false aster
HerbCulinaryAnnualBorago officinalisBorage
Cottage West GardenPerennialBrunnera marcrophlyllaFalse forget me not`
PerennialBed 4PerennialBrunnera macrophyllaSiberian Bugloss
PerennialBed 4PerennialBrunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart'Siberian Bugloss
PerennialBed 3PerennialCalamintha nepetoidesCalamint or Lesser Catnip
MEGEntranceShrubCallicarpa dichotomaPurple beautyberry
MEGEntranceShrubCalycanthus floridusCarolina allspice
NativeLeft Shadblow ShrubCalycanthus floridusCarolina allspice
HerbTeaShrubCamelia sinesisKorean tea plant
PerennialBed 5PerennialCampanulaBellflower
PerennialBed 6PerennialCampanula rotundifoliaScottish harebell
PerennialBed 2PerennialCampanula takisimana 'Pink Octopus'Korean Bellflower
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualCanna indiciaChocolate Sunrise
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualCanna indiciaTropicanna Gold
NativeLeft Shadblow SedgeCarex glaucospermaBlue wood sedge
MEGMeadowSedgeCarex luridaSallow sedge
NativeLeft Shadblow SedgeCarex platyphyllaBroad-leaf sedge
MEGMeadowSedgeCarex vulpinoideaFox sedge
ButterflyMain GardenPerennialCaryopteris"Longwood Gardens"
Herb MedicinalPerennialCassia marylandicaSenna
MEGEntranceShrubCeanothus americanusNew Jersey Tea
AnnualLeft & right sidesTuberCelosia argentea v. cristataFresh Look Orange
PerennialBed 2PerennialCeratostigma plumbaginoidesPlumbago
NativeGreenie GardenTreeCercis canadensisEastern redbud
MEGAcross fr WeedTreeCercis canadensis 'Forest pansy'Eastern redbud 'Forest pansy'
MEGMeadowGrassChasmanthium latifoliumSea oats
PerennialBed 5PerennialChelone glabraTurtlehead
NativeTriangle GardenPerennialChelone obliquaTurtlehead
PerennialBed 6PerennialChelone obliquaTurtlehead
NativeLeft Shadblow TreeChionanthus virginicusFringetree
PerennialBed 5PerennialChrysanthemum maximumShasta Daisy
PerennialBed 2PerennialChrysanthemum pacificumJapanese Chrysanthemum
PerennialBed 2PerennialChrysanthemum 'Ryan's Pink'Ryan's Pink Chrysanthemum
PerennialBed 2PerennialChrysanthemum 'Valour'ValourChrysanthemum
PerennialBed 6PerennialChrysogonum virginianumGreen and Gold
NativeRight River BirchPerennialClaytonia virginicaSpring beauty
PerennialBed 5VineClematis 'Jackmanii'clematis
MEGEntranceVineClematis sp.Virgin's bower
PerennialBed 5VineClematis 'Sweet Summer Lovei'clematis
NativeGreenie GardenVineClematis virginianaVirgin's bower
Cottage East GardenVineClematis viticellaBetty Corning Clematis
MEGCompost Bin EdgeShrubClethra alnifolia Sweet pepperbush
MEGCompost Bin EdgeShrubClethra alnifolia ' Hummingbird'Sweet pepperbush, dwarf
NativeMagnolia GardenPerennialConoclinium coelestinumFalse ageratum
Cottage East GardenPerennialConvallaria majalisLily of the valley
PerennialBed 6PerennialConvallaria majalisLily of the Valley
PerennialBed 3PerennialCoreopsis roseaTickseed Mercury Rising
PerennialBed 3PerennialCoreopsis sp.Tickseed
Cottage West GardenPerennialCoreopsis verticillataThread-leave tickweed
PerennialBed 4PerennialCoreopsis verticillataThreadleaf Coreopsis
HerbCulinaryAnnualCoriandrum sativumCilantro
MEGAcross fr WeedTreeCornus alternifloraAlternate-leaf dogwood
MEGBehind NativeTreeCornus amomumSilky dogwood
AnnualLeft & right sidesTuberCosmos atrosanguiniusChocolate Cosmos
ButterflyMain GardenAnnualCosmos bipinnatusCosmos 'Bright Lights'
HerbCulinaryGrassCympopogon sp.Lemon grass
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualCyperus papyrusKing Tut Papyrus
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualDahlia hybrid Chocolate Karma
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualDahlia hybrid Kelvin Floodlight
Cottage East GardenPerennialDelphinium 'blue butterflyr'Delphinium
Cottage East GardenBiennialDelphinium consolidaLarkspur
NativeGreenie GardenFernDennstaedtia punctilobusaHay scented fern
MEGEntranceShrubDeutzia gracilis 'Nikko'Slender deutzia
MEGEntranceShrubDeutzia gracilis 'Pride of Rochester'Slender deutzia
PerennialBed 6PerennialDianthus hybrida fire star 'Devon Xera'Fire Star Dianthus
Herb OrnamentalPerennialDianthus sp.Dianthus 'cheddar pink'
PerennialBed 6PerennialDicentra eximiaBleeding heart
Cottage East GardenPerennialDicentra spectabillisBleeding heart
MEGMeadowGrassDichanthelium clandestinumDeer-tongue grass
PerennialBed 5PerennialDictamnus albus var. purpureusGas Plant
PerennialBed 4BiennialDigitalis pupureaFoxglove
Cottage East GardenPerennialDigitalis purpureaFoxglove
NativeGreenie GardenShrubDirca palustrisLeatherwood
PerennialBed 6FernDryopteris erythrosoraAutumn Fern
PerennialBed 6FernDryopteris marginalisLeatherwood Fern
NativeCenter River BirchFernDryopteris marginallisLeatherwood fern
ButterflyMain GardenPerennialEchinacea purpureaPurple Coneflower
ButterflyKiosk GardenPerennialEchinacea purpureaPurple coneflower
Herb OrnamentalPerennialEchinacea purpureaPurple cone flower
Herb MedicinalPerennialEchinacea purpureaPurple coneflower
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialElephantopus carolinianusElephant's foot
Cottage ArborPerennialEpimedium rubrumRed Barrenwaort
PerennialBed 6PerennialEpimedium x versicolor ' Rubrum 'Rubrum Epimedium
PerennialBed 6PerennialEranthis hyemalisWinter Aconite
NativeLeft Shadblow AnnualErigeron annuusAnnual fleabane
Herb OrnamentalPerennialEryingium yuccifoliumRattlesnake master
PerennialBed 2PerennialEryngium planum 'Blaukappe'Sea Holly
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialErythronium americanumTrout lily
PerennialBed 3PerennialEupatorium rugosumSnakeroot
Cottage West GardenPerennialEupatorium serotinumLate Boneset
PerennialBed 6PerennialEuphorbia amygdaloides ' Robbiae 'Robbiae Spurge
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialEurybia divarcataWhite wood aster
MEGSite edgePerennialEutrochium fistulosum Joe Pye weed
MEGMeadowPerennialEutrochium fistulosum Joe Pye weed
NativeMagnolia GardenPerennialEutrochium purpureumJoe-pye weed
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialEutrochium purpureumJoe-pye weed
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialFilipendula rubraQueen-of-the-prairie
Herb MedicinalPerennialFillipeddula ulmariaQueen-of-the-meadow
ButterflyHost Plant GardenPerennialFoeniculum vulgareFennel, bronze
HerbCulinaryPerennialFoeniculum vulgareFennel, bronze
HerbOrnamentalPerennialFoeniculum vulgareFennel, bronze
NativeTriangle GardenShrubFothergilla gardeniiDwarf witch-alder
MEGBeside restroomsTreeFraxinus americanaWhite Ash
PerennialBed 6PerennialFritillaria meleagrisSnake's Head Fritillaria
ButterflyMain GardenPerennialGaillardia aristataBlanket Flower
PerennialBed 5PerennialGaillardia x grandifloraBlanket Flower
PerennialBed 4BulbGalanthus sp.Snowdrop
PerennialBed 4PerennialGallium odoratum       sweet woodruff
NativeGreenie GardenBiennialGaura biennisGaura
PerennialBed 1PerennialGazania linearis 'Colorado Gold'Colorado Gold Gazania
PerennialBed 6PerennialGentian 'Little Pinkie'Gentian
NativeTriangle GardenPerennialGentiana andrewsiiGentian
PerennialBed 5PerennialGentiana andrewsiiBottle Gentian
Cottage East GardenPerennialGeranium ibericumHardy geranium
PerennialBed 6PerennialGeranium RoxanneCranesbill
PerennialBed 4PerennialGeranium sp.  Hardy geranium
PerennialBed 2PerennialGeranium x ' Johnson's Blue 'Johnson's Blue Geranium
NativeRight River BirchPerennialGeum fragarioidesBarren strawberry
Cottage East GardenPerennialGeum quellyon Chilean avens
MEGBeside CottageTreeGymnocladus dioicaKentucky coffee
MEGAcross fr AnnualTreeHalesia carolinaCarolina silverbell
Herb MedicinalShrubHamamelis vernalisWitch hazel
MEGMeadowPerennialHelenium autumnaleHelen's flower
NativeLeft Shadblow PerennialHelenium autumnaleSneezeweed
Cottage East GardenPerennialHelenium autumnale 'Rubinzwerg'Sneezeweed
PerennialBed 5PerennialHelenium sp.Sneezeweed
NativeLeft Shadblow PerennialHelianthus divaricatusWoodland sunflower
PerennialBed 5AnnualHelianthus 'Lemon Queen'Lemon Queen Sunflower
ButterflyMain GardenAnnualHelianthus sp.Sunflower Lemon Queen
HerbOrnamentalAnnualHelianthus sp.Sunflower Lemon Queen
PerennialBed 6PerennialHeliopsis 'Helhan' Loraine Sunshine'Ox-eye daisy
Cottage ArborPerennialHelleborous orientalisLenten rose
PerennialBed 5PerennialHelleborus nigerChristmas rose
PerennialBed 1PerennialHelleborus orientalis ' Brandywine'Brandywine Lenten Rose
PerennialBed 1PerennialHelleborus orientalis 'Pink Lady 'Pink Lady Lenten Rose
PerennialBed 6PerennialHelleborus x hybridus 'Royal Heritage'Royal Heritage Hellebore
Cottage West GardenPerennialHemerocallisDaylily (white)
PerennialBed 3PerennialHemerocallisDaylily
PerennialBed 2PerennialHemerocallis 'Antiqua Rose'Antiqua Rose Daylily
PerennialBed 2PerennialHemerocallis 'Black-Eyed Stella'Black-Eyed Stella Daylily
PerennialBed 2PerennialHemerocallis sp.Daylily
PerennialBed 2PerennialHemerocallis sp.Daylily
PerennialBed 5PerennialHemerocallis sp.Daylily
PerennialBed 6PerennialHemerocallis sp.Daylily
PerennialBed 5PerennialHeuchera americana 'Green Spice'Green Spice Coral Bells
PerennialBed 5PerennialHeuchera 'Caramel' coral bell
Cottage East GardenPerennialHeuchera micranthaCoral bells
PerennialBed 4PerennialHeuchera micrantha ' Palace Purple 'Palace Purple Coral Bells
PerennialBed 6PerennialHeuchera micrantha ' Palace Purple 'Palace Purple Coral Bells
PerennialBed 2PerennialHeuchera 'Midnight Rose'Coral Bells
PerennialBed 4PerennialHeuchera sanguineaCoral Bells
PerennialBed 1PerennialHeuchera sanguinea Firefly ' Splendens'Firefly 'Splendens' Coral Bells
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialHeuchera villosa Coral bells
PerennialBed 6PerennialHeuchera villosa ' Autumn Bride 'Autumn Bride Coral Bells
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialHeuchera villosa 'Bronze wave'Coral bells
PerennialBed 4PerennialHeuchera x brizoides ' Plum Pudding 'Plum Pudding Coral Bells
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualHibiscus acetosellaMahogany Splendor
MEGMeadowPerennialHibiscus moscheutosSwamp hibiscus)
Cottage ArborPerennialHosta sp.Hosta
ButterflyArbor GardenVineHumulus lupulusHops "Cascade"
PerennialBed 3PerennialHyacinthoides hispanica Spanish Bluebells
MEGCompost Bin EdgeShrubHydrangea macrophylla 'Endless summer'Big leaf hydrangea
Cottage East GardenShrubHydrangea macrophylliaHydreangea
Cottage West GardenShrubHydrangea macrophylliaHydreangea
MEGBorder with houseShrubHydrangea quercifoliaOakleaf hydrangea
NativeMagnolia GardenShrubHydrangea quercifolia, 'Alice’Alice oakleaf hydrangea
ButterflyKiosk GardenPerennialHylotelephium spectalileStonecrop
Cottage East GardenPerennialHypericum calycinumSt. John's wort ???
Herb MedicinalPerennialHypericum denisflorumSt. John's Wort
MEGCompost Bin EdgeShrubHypericum x 'Hidcote'St. John's wort
Cottage East GardenPerennialIberis sempervirensCandytuft
NativeTriangle GardenShrubIlex glabraIinkberry holly
NativeCenter River BirchShrubIlex glabra 'Shamrock'Shamrock Inkberry
NativeMagnolia GardenShrubIlex glabra, ‘Densa’Densa Inkberry holly
NativeMagnolia GardenShrubIlex glabra, 'Compacta'Compact inkberry holly
MEGBorder with houseShrubIlex opacaAmerican holly
MEGDriveway edgeShrubIlex verticillata 'Southern gentleman'Winterberry holly, male
MEGBorder with houseShrubIlex verticillata 'Winter red'Winterberry holly
MEGDriveway edgeShrubIlex verticillata 'Winter red'Winterberry holly, female
NativeRight River BirchShrubIlex Verticulata, ‘Sparkleberry'Sparkleberry winterberry holly
NativeMagnolia GardenShrubIlex verticulata, 'So. gentleman'So. gentleman winterberry holly
NativeMagnolia GardenShrubIlex verticulata, 'Winter red'Winter red winterberry holly
PerennialBed 3PerennialIris cristataCrested Iris
PerennialBed 5PerennialIris germanicaBearded Iris
PerennialBed 3PerennialIris germanica Bearded Iris
Cottage West GardenPerennialIris pallida 'Variegata'Variegatesd Iris
PerennialBed 2PerennialIris pallida ' Variegata 'Variegated Dalmatian Iris
CottageArborPerennialIris sibericaSiberian iris
PerennialBed 2PerennialIris sibiricaSiberian Iris
PerennialBed 5PerennialIris sibiricaSiberian iris
PerennialBed 6PerennialIris tectorumRoof Iris
MEGMeadowPerennialIris versicolorBlue flag iris
NativeMagnolia GardenPerennialIris versicolorBlue flag iris
NativeMagnolia GardenShrubItea virginia, 'Sarah's eve'Sarah's eve sweetspire
ButterflyMain GardenShrubItea virginicaVirginia Sweetspire
NativeMagnolia GardenShrubItea virginica, ‘Little Henry'Little Henry sweetspire
MEGStream edgeTreeJuglans nigraBlack walnut
MEGBehinnd HerbTreeJuglans nigraBlack walnut
MEGMeadowRushJuncus effusus Common rush
MEGDriveway edgeTreeJuniperus virginianaEastern red cedar
Cottage East GardenPerennialLamiumDead knettle
PerennialBed 6PerennialLamium galeobdolon Yellow Archangel or Lamium
PerennialBed 5PerennialLamium maculatuDead Nettle
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualLantana camaraLantana New Gold
ButterflyMain GardenAnnualLantana camaraLantana
HerbCulinaryShrubLaurus nobilisBay leaf
Herb OrnamentalPerennialLavandula angustifoliaLavendar
Herb TeaPerennialLavendula angustifoliaLavendar
Herb MedicinalPerennialLavendula angustifoliaLavendar
PerennialBed 5PerennialLavendula angustifolia 'Munstead'English Lavender
PerennialBed 4PerennialLeptinella squalida ‘Platt’s Black brass buttons
Cottage West GardenPerennialLeucanthemum superbumShasta Daisy
PerennialBed 5PerennialLeucanthemum vulgareOx-eye daisy
PerennialBed 2PerennialLeucanthemum x superbum ' Becky 'Becky Shasta Daisy
PerennialBed 4PerennialLeucojum vernumSpring Snowflake
HerbCulinaryPerennialLevisticum officinaleLovage
ButterflyKiosk GardenPerennialLiatris sp.Blazing Star or Gayfeather
PerennialBed 4PerennialLiatris spicata ' Kobold ' Kobold Blazing Star
PerennialBed 5PerennialLilium 'Casa Blanca'Oriental lily
ButterflyHost Plant GardenShrubLindera benzoinSpicebush
NativeCenter River BirchShrubLindera benzoinSpicebush
MEGStream edgeTreeLiquidambar styracifluaSweetgum
NativeMagnolia GardenPerennialLobelia cardinalisCardinal flower
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialLobelia cardinalisCardinal flower
Cottage East GardenPerennialLobelia siphiliticaBlue cardinal flower
Herb MedicinalPerennialLobelia siphiliticaBlue lobelia
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialLobelia siphiliticaBlue lobelia
PerennialBed 5PerennialLobelia siphiliticagreat blue lobelia
PerennialBed 2PerennialLobelia siphilitica ' Great Blue 'Great Blue Lobelia
ButterflyMain GardenVineLonicera sempervirensCoral Honeysuckle
Cottage ArborVineLonicera sempervirensTrumpet honeysuckle
NativeLeft Shadblow VineLonicera sempervirensTrumpet Honeysuckle
PerennialBed 2PerennialLychnis coronariaRose Campion
PerennialBed 2PerennialLysimachia ciliataFringed Loosestrife
PerennialBed 2PerennialLysimachia punctataYellow Loosestrife
PerennialBed 2PerennialLysimachia punctata 'Alexander'Alexander Loosestrife
MEGBeside NativeTreeMagnolia virginianaSwamp magnolia
NativeMagnolia GardenTreeMagnolia virginianaSweetbay magnolia
Herb MedicinalPerennialMarrubium vulgareHorehound
Herb TeaPerennialMatricaria recutitaChamomile, German
Herb MedicinalPerennialMatricaria recutitaGerman chamomile
MEGSite edgeFernMatteuccia struthiopterisOstrich fern
NativeLeft Shadblow FernMatteuccia struthiopterisOstrich fern
Cottage ArborPerennialMelissa officinalisLemon balm
Herb TeaPerennialMelissa officinalisLemon balm
Herb CulinaryPerennialMelissa officinalisLemon balm
Herb OrnamentalPerennialMelissa officinalisLemon balm 'all gold'
Herb MedicinalPerennialMelissa officinalisLemon balm
HerbTeaAnnualMentha sp.Chocolate mint
Herb TeaPerennialMentha spicataSpearmint
Herb MedicinalPerennialMentha x piperataPeppermint (potted)
PerennialBed 5PerennialMertensia virginicaVirginia bluebells
PerennialBed 6PerennialMertensia virginicaVirginia Bluebells
Cottage East GardenPerennialMonarda didymaScarlet bee balm
Herb TeaPerennialMonarda didymaBee balm
Herb MedicinalPerennialMonarda didymaBee balm (potted)
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialMonarda didymaBee balm
PerennialBed 2PerennialMonarda didyma ' Gardenview Scarle t'Gardenview Scarlet Bee Balm
ButterflyMain GardenPerennialMonarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'Bee Balm "Jacobs Cline"
Herb OrnamentalPerennialMonarda fistulosaWild bergamot (potted)
MEGMeadowPerennialMonarda fistulosaWild bergamot
PerennialBed 2PerennialMonarda fistulosaWild Bergamot
PerennialBed 3PerennialMonarda punctataSpotted Bee Balm
PerennialBed 5BulbMuscari sp .Grape Hyacinth
Cottage West GardenPerennialMyosotis sylvatica 'Victoria Blue'Forget me not
NativeLeft Shadblow ShrubMyrica pensylvanicaNorthern bayberry
PerennialBed 1BulbNarcissus sp.Daffodil
PerennialBed 3BulbNarcissus sp.Daffodil
PerennialBed 4BulbNarcissus sp.Daffodil
PerennialBed 5BulbNarcissus sp .Daffodil
PerennialBed 6BulbNarcissus sp.Daffodil
Cottage East GardenPerennialNepeta catariaCatnip
PerennialBed 3PerennialNepeta catariaCatnip
Herb OrnamentalPerennialNepeta faasseniCatmint
ButterflyMain GardenPerennialNepeta faassenii x 2Catmint 'Walker's Low'
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualNicotiana alataWinged Tobacco
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualNicotiana hybridBaby Bella, Antique Red
Cottage East GardenPerennialNipponanthemum nipponicumMontauk daisy
PerennialBed 2PerennialNipponanthemum nipponicumMontauk Daisy
NativeLeft Shadblow TreeNyssa sylvaticaBlack tupelo
Herb TeaPerennialOcimum basilicumBasil Red Rubin
Herb OrnamentalAnnualOcimum kilmandscharicumAfrican blue basil
Herb MedicinalPerennialOenothera fruiticosaSundrops
PerennialBed 2PerennialOenothera fruiticosaSundrops
MEGBeside NativeFernOnoclea sensibilisSensitive fern
PerennialBed 2GrassOphiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'Black Mondo Grass
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialOpuntia humifusaEastern prickly pear cactus
Herb OrnamentalPerennialOriganum sp. Oregano, 'Kent beauty'
Cottage ArborPerennialOriganum vulgareOregano
Herb CulinaryPerennialOriganum vulgare Oregano
Herb CulinaryPerennialOriganum vulgare hirtumOregano, Greek
NativeLeft Shadblow FernOsmunda cinnamomeaCinnamon Fern
NativeLeft Shadblow FernOsmunda claytonianaInterrupted Fern
MEGBeside WeedTreeOstrya virginianaHop hornbeam
PerennialBed 2PerennialOulmonaria longifolia 'Diane Clare'Diane Clare Lungwort
NativeRight River BirchPerennialPackera aureaGolden ragwort
PerennialBed 3PerennialPaeonia albifloraPeony
PerennialBed 5PerennialPaeonia P. Lactifloria "Paula Fay"Peony
Herb OrnamentalPerennialPaeonia sp.Peony
Herb MedicinalPerennialPaeonia sp.Peony
PerennialBed 4PerennialPaeonia sp.Peony
MEGMeadowGrassPanicum virgatum Switch grass
Herb OrnamentalPerennialPapaver orientaleOriental poppy
Herb OrnamentalPerennialPelargonium sp.Scented geranium
MEGMeadowPerennialPemstemon digitalisFoxglove beardtongue
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualPennisetum glaucum 'purple majesty'Pearl millet
ButterflyMain GardenPerennialPenstemon digitalis 'Husker red'Beardtongue "Husker Red"
MEGEntrancePerennialPenstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'Foxglove beardtongue
NativeMagnolia GardenPerennialPenstemon digitalis 'Husker red'Beardtongue
PerennialBed 4PerennialPenstemon digitalis ' Husker Red 'Husker Red Beardtongue
NativeTriangle GardenPerennialPenstemon digitalis, 'Husker Red'Beardtongue
PerennialBed 3PerennialPenstemon x mexcaliRed Rock Bearded Tongue
ButterflyHost Plant GardenAnnualPetroselinium crispimParsley, Moss curled (potted)
HerbCulinaryAnnualPetroselinium crispimParsley, flat
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualPetunia sp.African Sunset
MEGBorder with houseShrubPhiladelphus inodorusMock orange
PerennialBed 5PerennialPhlox sp.garden phlox
PerennialBed 3PerennialPhlox paniculata Garden Phlox
PerennialBed 3PerennialPhlox paniculata ' Bright Eyes 'Bright Eyes Phlox
ButterflyKiosk GardenPerennialPhlox paniculata 'David'Phlox 'David'
Cottage West GardenPerennialPhlox paniculta 'David'Phlox
PerennialBed 5PerennialPhlox sp.Garden phlox
Herb OrnamentalPerennialPhlox sublataNarrow leaved phlox
NativeCenter River BirchShrubPhysocarpus opulifoliusNinebark
NativeMagnolia GardenShrubPhysocarpus opulifolius, 'Diabolo’Diabolo ninebark
Cottage West GardenPerennialPhysostegia virginianaObedient plant
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialPhysostegia virginianaObedient plant
PerennialBed 2PerennialPhysostegia virginianaObedient Plant
MEGMeadowPerennialPhysostegia virginiana Obedient plant
PerennialBed 4PerennialPlatycodon grandiflora  ballon flower
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualPlectranthus scutellarioidesColeus Wasabi
NativeRight River BirchPerennialPodophyllum peltatumMayapple
PerennialBed 2PerennialPolemonium caeruleumJacob's Ladder
PerennialBed 6PerennialPolemonium caeruleum 'Brise d'Anjou'Brise d'Anjou Jacob's Ladder
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialPolemonium reptansJacob's ladder
Cottage West GardenPerennialPolygonatum biflorumSolomon's seal
Herb MedicinalPerennialPolygonatum biflorumSolomon seal
NativeMagnolia GardenPerennialPolygonatum biflorumSolomon's seal
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialPolygonatum biflorumSolomon's seal
PerennialBed 4PerennialPolygonatum humileDwarf Solomon Seal
PerennialBed 1PerennialPolygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'Variegated Solomon's Seal
NativeTriangle GardenFernPolystichum acrostichoidesChristmas fern
PerennialBed 6FernPolystichum acrostichoidesChristmas Fern
PerennialBed 1FernPolystichum polyblepharumJapanese Tassel Fern
PerennialBed 3PerennialPotentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'Monarch's Velvet Cinquefoil
MEGBeside CottageTreePrunus serotinaBlack cherry
MEGBeside WeedTreePrunus serotinaBlack cherry
PerennialBed 4PerennialPulmonaria longifoliaLungwort
PerennialBed 6PerennialPulmonaria longifolia 'Diana Clare'Diana Clare Longleaf Lungwort
PerennialBed 1Perennial Pulmonaria officinalisLungwort
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialPycanthemum multicumMountain mint
PerennialBed 3PerennialPycnanthemum tenuifoliumNarrow leaf Mountain Mint
MEGMeadowPerennialPycnantheum muticum Mountain mint
MEGStream edgeTreeQuercus palustrisPin oak
NativeGreenie GardenShrubRhododendron viscosumSwamp azalea
MEGBeside Educ. ShedTreeRobinia pseudoacaciaBlack locust
Cottage ArborShrubRosa sp.Knock out shrub rose-
Herb TeaPerennialRosa 'Louise Odier'Rose
MEGCompost Bin EdgeShrubRosa shemin 'Knockout'Knockout rose
PerennialBed 5PerennialRosa sp.Rose
NativeGreenie GardenShrubRosa virginianaPasture rose
Herb CulinaryPerennialRosemarinus officinalisRosemary
Herb MedicinalAnnualRosenarinus officinalisRosemary
MEGCompost Bin EdgeShrubRubus ororatusPurple flowering raspberry
ButterflyMain GardenPerennialRudbeckia fulgidaBlack Eyed Susan
ButterflyKiosk GardenPerennialRudbeckia fulgidaBlack Eyed Susan
NativeMagnolia GardenPerennialRudbeckia fulgidaEastern coneflower
NativeTriangle GardenPerennialRudbeckia fulgidaEastern coneflower
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualRudbeckia hirtaPrairie Sun
PerennialBed 5BiennialRudbeckia hirtablack-eyed-susan
Cottage East GardenPerennialRudbeckia laciantaCutleaf coneflower
MEGMeadowPerennialRudbeckia laciniata Green-headed coneflower
ButterflyHost Plant GardenPerennialRuellia sp.Ruellia
CottageWest GardenPerennialRumex sanguineusRed-veined sorrel
HerbCulinaryAnnualRumex sp.Sorrel, bloody
ButterflyHost Plant GardenPerennialRuta gravolensRue
MEGBehind NativeTreeSalix nigraBlack willow
ButterflyKiosk GardenPerennialSalvia apianaWhite Salvia
ButterflyMain GardenAnnualSalvia dorriiDesert Purple Sage
Herb TeaPerennialSalvia elegansPineapple sage
HerbCulinaryAnnualSalvia elegansPineapple sage
ButterflyMain GardenAnnualSalvia farincea 'blue bedder'Mealycup Sage
PerennialBed 6PerennialSalvia 'Maraschino'Bush sage
Cottage East GardenPerennialSalvia nemerosaWhite salvia
Herb OrnamentalAnnualSalvia nemerosa 'Marcus'Violet sage
PerennialBed 3PerennialSalvia nemorosa ' East Friesland 'East Friesland Sage
Herb CulinaryPerennialSalvia officinalisSage, Berggarten
Herb OrnamentalPerennialSalvia officinalis 'Golden'Golden sage
Herb OrnamentalPerennialSalvia officinalis 'Purpurea'Purple sage
Herb OrnamentalPerennialSalvia officinalis 'Tricolor'Tricolor
PerennialBed 5PerennialSalvia S. nemorosa "Snow Hill"Meadow Sage
MEGBehind NativeShrubSambucus canadensisCommon elderberry
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialSanguisorba canadensisCanadian burnet
HerbCulinaryAnnualSatureja virensSavory, winter
Cottage West GardenPerennialScabiosa 'Butterfly blue'Pincushion flower
PerennialBed 2PerennialScabiosa causasica 'Famat'Fama Pincushion Flower
NativeGreenie GardenSedgeScirpius atrovirensGreen bulrush
Cottage East GardenPerennialSedum kamtschaticumKamschatka stonecrop
PerennialBed 5PerennialSedum adolphiiGolden Sedum
PerennialBed 5PerennialSedum erythrosticum ' Frosty Morn 'Frosty Morn Stonecrop
Cottage West GardenPerennialSedum kamtschaticumOrange stonecrop
PerennialBed 1PerennialSedum kamtschaticumStonecrop Kamchatka
PerennialBed 2PerennialSedum kamtschaticumKamschatka Sedum
PerennialBed 5PerennialSedum kamtschaticumKamschatka Sedum
PerennialBed 2PerennialSedum ' Purple Emperor 'Purple Emperor Stonecrop
Herb OrnamentalPerennialSedum roseaRoseroot
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialSedum sp.Sedum
PerennialBed 1PerennialSedum spectabileShowy Stonecrop
PerennialBed 1PerennialSedum spuriumVariegated Stonecrop
PerennialBed 1PerennialSedum spurium 'Dragon's BloodDragon's Blood Stonecrop
PerennialBed 2PerennialSedum telephium 'Autumn Joy' Autumn Joy Sedum
PerennialBed 6PerennialSedum telphium ' Autumn Joy 'Autumn Joy Stonecrop
PerennialBed 1PerennialSempervirum sp.Green Hen & Chicks
PerennialBed 1PerennialSempervirum sp.Red Hen & Chicks
AnnualLeft & right sidesAnnualSenna didimobotyraPopcorn Plant
PerennialBed 5PerennialSilene sp.Catchfly
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialSilene virginicaFire pink
PerennialBed 6PerennialSisrinchium augustifolium 'Lucerne'Blue-eyed Grass
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialSisyrinchium montanumStrict Blue-eyed grass
Cottage West GardenPerennialSolidagoGoldenrod
MEGMeadowPerennialSolidago graminifolia Lance-leaved goldenrod
ButterflyMain GardenPerennialSolidago sp.Goldenrod
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialSolidago speciosa ‘Fireworks’'Fireworks' Goldenrod
NativeMagnolia GardenPerennialSolidago sphacelataGolden fleece goldenrod
MEGMeadowGrassSorghastrum nutansIndian grass
MEGCompost Bin EdgeShrubSpiraea latifoliaMeadowsweet
NativeLeft Shadblow ShrubSpiraea tomentosaSteeplebush
Cottage West GardenPerennialStachys byzantinaLambs ears
PerennialBed 3PerennialStachys byzantinaLambs ear
Herb CulinaryPerennialStevia rebaudianaStevia
PerennialBed 1PerennialStylophorum diphyllumCelandine Poppy
PerennialBed 5PerennialStylophorum diphyllumCelandine Poppy
ButterflyMain GardenPerennialSymphyotrichum novaeangliaeNew England Aster
MEGEntrancePerennialSymphyotrichum oblongifolius 'Raydon's favorite'Aster, oblong-leaved 'Raydon's fav.
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialSymphyotrictum oblongifoliumAromatic Aster
Herb MedicinalPerennialSymphytum officinaleComfey
ButterflyMain GardenAnnualTagetes patula Marigold 'Jaguar'
ButterflyMain GardenAnnualTagetes patula Marigold 'Lemon Drop'
ButterflyMain GardenAnnualTagetes patula Marigold 'Sunshine Orange'
PerennialBed 2PerennialTanacetum partheniumFeverfew
Herb OrnamentalPerennialTanacetum vulgareTansy
Herb MedicinalPerennialTanacetum vulgareTansy
Herb MedicinalPerennialTanecetum partheniumFeverfew
Herb OrnamentalPerennialTeucrium chamaedrysWall germander
Herb OrnamentalPerennialThermopsis villosaCatrolina lupine
Herb CulinaryPerennialThymus citriodorusThyme
HerbTeaPerennialThymus praecoxWooly thyme
HerbTeaPerennialThymus praecox 'Coccineus'Red creeping thyme
Herb TeaPerennialThymus vulgarisThyme
Herb OrnamentalPerennialThymus vulgarisEnglish thyme
PerennialBed 2Perennial Thymus vulgaris Common Thyme
HerbTeaPerennialThymus x citrodorusLime thyme
PerennialBed 6PerennialTiarella cordifolia Foam Flower
PerennialBed 2Perennial Tiarella cordifolia 'Jeepers Creepers'Foam Flower
PerennialBed 6PerennialTiarella cordifolia 'Jeepers Creepers'Jeepers CreepersFoam Flower
ButterflyMain GardenAnnualTithonia 'Torch'Mexican Sunflower, "Torch"
Cottage ArborPerennialTradescantia 'Sweet Kate' Spiderwort
PerennialBed 2PerennialTradescantia sp.Spiderwort
MEGMeadowPerennialTradescantia virginianaSpiderwort
PerennialBed 2PerennialTradescantia x andersoniana ' Sweet Kate 'Sweet Kate Chartreuse Spiderwort
PerennialBed 4PerennialTricyrtis hirta ' Miyazaki 'Miyazaki Japanese Toad Lily
MEGMeadowGrassTridens flavia Purple top
NativeCenter River BirchPerennialTrillium luteumToadshade trillium
HerbCulinaryAnnualTropaeolum majusNasturtium, variegated
Herb MedicinalBiennialVerbascum thapsusMullein
ButterflyMain GardenAnnualVerbena bonarensisPurpletop Vervain
MEGMeadowPerennialVerbena hastata Blue vervain
MEGMeadowPerennialVernonia noveborocensisNew York ironweed
NativeMagnolia GardenPerennialVernonicastrum virginicumCulver's root
PerennialBed 2Perennial Veronica 'Goodness Grows'Speedwell
PerennialBed 3PerennialVeronica spicata 'Red Fox'Red Fox Speedwell
PerennialBed 1PerennialVeronica spicata ' Royal Candles 'Royal Candles Veronica
Herb OrnamentalPerennialVeronicastrum virginicumCulver's root
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialVeronicastrum virginicumCulver's root
PerennialBed 3PerennialVeronicastrum virginicumCulver's Root
MEGStream edgeShrubViburnum dentatumArrowwood viburnum
NativeCenter River BirchShrubViburnum dentatumArrowwood viburnum
NativeTriangle GardenShrubViburnum nudumSmooth witherod viburnum
MEGBorder with houseShrubViburnum tomentosum Doublefile viburnum
PerennialBed 5ShrubViburnum x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'burkwood viburnum
PerennialBed 6PerennialVinca minor Common Periwinkle
ButterflyHost Plant GardenPerennialViola sp.Violets
PerennialBed 4PerennialViola walteri 'Silver Gem'Violet
ButterflyMain GardenAnnualZinnia elegansZinnia 'Scarlet'
ButterflyMain GardenAnnualZinnia elegansZinnia 'Oriole Orange'
ButterflyHost Plant GardenPerennialZizia aureaGolden Alexander
NativeGreenie GardenPerennialZizia aureaGolden Alexander
NativeLeft Shadblow PerennialZizia aureaGolden Alexander