Encompassing over an acre, the Lost Coast Brewery Native Plant Garden (NPG) is a central educational and display component of the Humboldt Botanical Garden. The NPG emphasizes plants native to northwest California and southwest Oregon, from San Francisco Bay north to the Rogue River, and inland along a south-north line which runs generally from Vacaville through Williams, Redding, Yreka, and Medford. The NPG also includes limited examples of plants from the greater California Floristic Province as an opportunity to illustrate the remarkable diversity of California’s native flora. In doing so, we are able to showcase a palette of particularly interesting California and southern Oregon native plants which perform well in our sometimes challenging north coast climate and soil conditions.
The changing seasons make it especially worthwhile to visit the Garden throughout the year. For a current seasonal description of the Lost Coast Brewery NPG, see Summer 2015 HBG Lost Coast Brewery Native Plant Garden Handout (1) by Mark Moore, Volunteer Curator of the LCBNPG.
The Native Plant Garden also provides visitors with striking examples of how native plants can be aesthetically integrated into home landscapes which require little water, fertilizer, or pesticides. These resource-conserving benefits, along with low maintenance requirements will be emphasized in future native plant horticulture, identification, and landscape design classes as part of the HBG Education Series.
Be inspired to learn more about our unique flora and how to incorporate native plants into your existing landscaping or new garden design! Come visit the Lost Coast Brewery Native Plant Garden at the Humboldt Botanical Garden.