Helping you create a wonderful backyard habitat, based on sustainable principles, is what Creative Garden Structures is all about. To aid this objective, we have re-imagined our front yard as a demonstration garden. Come alone, or as part of a group, and learn more about native plants, irrigating with harvested rainwater, and other gardening practices that will help keep Florida's environment healthier.
For those interested particularly in exploring more about Florida's native plants... below is a link to a PDF list of all the natives currently growing in Serendipity Garden. The intent is for the garden to not only provide inspiration and ideas for your own use, but also answer practical considerations such as light requirements, soil needs for individual plants that you may be thinking about adding to your own landscape.
And while you are here, check out the plants and other items on sale in the garden store. Perhaps you'll find that special item you needed for your own developing backyard habitat. We focus on native plants that attract and support songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies, and native bees. We also sell the nest boxes you might need to encourage wild visitors to stay and raise their young in your garden, whether they are birds, bats, or even native solitary bees. And what about the beneficial insects we so often forget to accommodate? We have items designed to shelter these, as well.
Group Tours and Programs
Would you like to visit the garden as part of a group? We would love to host your garden club, native plant chapter, civic or school/youth group. We offer a number of guided programs adaptable to varying ages and areas of interest. Programs include:
- The Top 10 Florida Native Plants for Anyone's Landscape (Even Yours)
- Creating HSS in Your Backyard
- Bees in the Garden: Helping Mother Nature's Best Pollinators
- Facing Our Fears: Welcoming Insects to Your Landscape
- Taking Great Photos in Your Own Backyard
- and more customized for your group's needs and interests.
IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT VISITING THE GARDEN :
The Garden is Open to Visitors by appointment only. We welcome individuals or groups to come and see the garden. Check our Contact Us page for phone numbers and email info.
For your own comfort, if you are visiting the Garden, I would recommend closed-toe shoes or sneakers. The path around the garden is mulched with wood chips and fairly uneven walking. When you are off the path, you will be as likely, as not, to encounter ants. Also, at certain times of the year, bug spray would not be inappropriate for people who are particularly bothered by mosquitoes, etc. Think a walk in the woods, as opposed to a stroll through Epcot.