Get Started with a Garden Design

Look around your property and see if you have room to plant a small pollinator garden. It doesn’t have to be very large. You will be amazed at how much you can help pollinators with a small 4’x6′ garden. It would also be a fun and educational project to do with your kids. Don’t know how to get started? Try one of the following garden designs created by Wild World Gardens.

Full Sun Foundation Garden

This particular garden consists of 23 plants for a space around 40 square feet. It is designed for a foundation garden bed in front of a house. Taller plants are placed toward the back and gradually grow shorter toward the front. This is a four-season garden that will provide color, texture, habitat, and food for wildlife through spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Full Sun Pollinator Garden

This pollinator garden consists of 16 native plants for a space around 30 square feet. It is designed for a corner, property edge, or center island in full sun. Taller plants are placed toward the back (upper left corner) and gradually grow shorter toward the front. This is a four-season garden that will provide color, texture, habitat, and food for wildlife through spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Partial Shade Pollinator Garden

This pollinator garden consists of 17 native plants for a space around 25 square feet. It is designed for a corner, tree-adjacent, or center garden bed in partial shade. Taller plants are placed toward the back (upper left corner) and gradually grow shorter toward the front. This is a four-season garden that will provide color, texture, habitat, and food for wildlife through spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Full Sun/Partial Shade Rain Garden

This rain garden consists of 17 native plants for a space around 30 square feet. It is designed to be placed next to a downspout or driveway, or within a low-lying area where flooding occurs. We recommend digging a 12- to 18-inch deep basin in the center of the garden and use the extra soil to create berms on the sides. Adding river rocks or gravel will help water enter and exit the garden. Moisture-loving plants are placed in the middle. This is a four-season garden that will absorb rainwater, filter run-off pollutants, and provide color, texture, habitat, and food for wildlife through spring, summer, fall, and winter.

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