Native Plants for the Home Garden – Postponed!


Saturday, 03/28/2020    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Hazen Memorial Library
3 Keady Way, Shirley, MA, 01464

Event Type

This event has been postponed

Tower Hill has suspended their programming and classes due to the Covid-19 situation. In order to not put our membership at risk we’ve made the decision to postpone our March meeting as well. We will be trying to re-schedule this presentation for June or July. We will be carefully monitoring the situation and announce any decision on our April meeting at the appropriate time.

Plants that are native to our New England region belong in our home gardens as much as they belong in more wild spaces. These native plants can help reconnect us to our New England roots and provide valuable patches of habitat to various birds, insects, amphibians, and mammals. During this presentation, Amy will offer some guidelines about native plants that will grow well in a variety of growing conditions, provide food and shelter for wildlife, and meet various aesthetic criteria for the home garden.

Amy Nyman is a landscape designer and owner of Ruby Leaf Design, LLC. She earned a Masters in Ecological Landscape Design from The Conway School, is a certified designer of APLD, was horticulturist at Garden in the Woods, and now manages the natural areas at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Amy’s design philosophy is founded on the belief that landscapes should blend beauty, function, and health, and her professional goal is to help people create that balance within their living spaces. She enjoys integrating native plants into the formal garden, offering both recognized structure and a sense of place by reconnecting sites with regionally-native plants, as well as increasing biodiversity and resilience in the landscape. A few of Amy’s projects include a community garden in Roslindale, MA, clifftop pollinator garden in Arlington, meadow installation in Dedham, and pond renovation at Garden in the Woods. She enjoys exploring fun plant combinations and playing in the dirt.

March is also our houseplant swap and book/magazine swap.

There is a $5 charge for non-members for this event. Not a member? Want to join? Learn more at and join at the meeting!