The conservation program at Lauritzen Gardens is dedicated to
the conservation of plants, the advancement of conservation principles and the
stewardship of the region's biological diversity.
The conservation discovery garden visually weaves this mission into
the landscape of Lauritzen Gardens. Through the garden's diverse plant
communities, water conservation features, native plantings and interpretive
signage, we hope to inspire a love of the land and foster a sustainable
relationship between people and nature.
Lauritzen Gardens is committed to caring for our place on the
planet. The conservation discovery garden
displays practices we are using to safeguard the natural environment.
·We protect the health of local streams through plantings that
filter stormwater runoff.
·We capture rainfall and use it to help irrigate our plantings.
·We use less water by growing trees and other plants that are
native to our region.
horticulture—the science and art of growing plants—as a tool to conserve
The following organizations and agencies are suggested for more
information, ideas and inspiration.
Conserving water in
the landscape (rain gardens, rainwater
harvesting and other ideas)