Habitat Gardens

Habitat Garden for Flora and Fauna Recognition Program
Register your Habitat Garden
with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association. Learn more below.

What are Habitat Gardens?

A Habitat Garden is earth friendly, critter tolerant, and pollinator and native plant friendly. Native plants, composting, and knowing how to keep pests under control, as well as supporting native species of birds, frogs, bats and insects are all goals of the program.  

Pollinators are extremely important to our gardens and our food production. Without these beneficial insects, our ability to grow food would be truly impacted. Habitat loss, invasive and exotic bugs, and disease are growing concerns, along with homeowners’ increased and improper use of pesticides.  By providing a season-long source of food and living conditions for insects, birds, reptiles, and animals, you’ll help with protecting plant diversity and food sources.

Master Gardeners are helping Northern Shenandoah Valley gardens keep an eco-friendly balance for the home garden landscape.

Why should you register your habitat garden with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association?

The Habitat Garden program is an ever-expanding resource for homeowners in our area. We will include frequent resource updates, share upcoming events pertinent to your garden, and provide you with a way to contact Master Gardener helplines when you need questions answered or need help to help solve programs. This program is free, and you’ll receive a certificate of recognition when you meet the minimum requirements.

You may also choose to purchase a weather-proof sign to add to your garden. Ordering Information (coming soon).

Register Your Garden.

Ready to register your Garden as a Sustainable Habitat? Complete our registration form.

Choose the elements you have in your garden. We’ll follow up with your certificate and, if you’d like, the opportunity for you to submit up to two photos of your garden to add to our list of Recognized Habitat Gardens 

Contact NSVMGA’s Extension Master Gardeners

Resources to Learn More about Creating Sustainable Habits

Already registered? Order your full-color weatherproof garden sign.