Please learn about the importance of native trees in the Pinellas County community, and help us rebuild the native tree canopy one yard at a time.
You can visit the Florida Botanical Gardens to learn about native trees and community resources for inland reforestation in Pinellas County, see http://www.pinellascounty.org/fbg/gardens.htm
You may also learn more by visiting the Native Plant Societ website, http://pinellas.fnpschapters.org/
Florida Botanical Gardens Natural Areas
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|Aquatic Habitat Demonstration Area – This retention pond demonstrates how important water is to wildlife. Planted exclusively with Florida native plants, there is plenty of shelter and food available to a wide variety of animals. Pause here to learn more about retention ponds and their healthy maintenance.
|Native Plant Garden – A collection of Florida natives, demonstrating the broad palette of plants suitable for the home landscape. Wildflowers, groundcovers, trees and shrubs, each with a unique season of interest, here mingle in colorful harmony.
|Native Area - The Florida Botanical Gardens manage 60 acres of wild lands on our property. Here may be found some of the most endangered landscape types in Florida and the World. We are carefully restoring these areas, which have been used for agriculture and as a home site for over 50 years. This land use impacted the natural plant communities and therefore the wildlife associated with it. Using a variety of land management techniques, we are already beginning to see a wonderful diversity of plant and animal life on this once overgrown site. We will soon be opening trails through these areas to showcase the unique habitat types.