Native Plants for Shade Gardens and Ecological Benefits

Looking to add shade plants for your garden but are unsure where to start? Look to native!

Join University of Illinois Extension and Champaign County Master Gardeners for "Native Plants for Shade Gardens and Ecological Benefits" with Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator Erin Garrett. Erin will discuss the best native plants for Illinois shade gardens and will demonstrate each plant in its natural setting.

Gardeners will explore:

  • What native plants will survive in shade
  • What native plants will survive in dry shade
  • Where these native plants are available to purchase
  • Benefits for using native plants

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Randy Barton at rsbarton@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet access needs.