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Native Plants

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Native plants are species that are originally from this area, and are well adapted to our climate. There are many benefits to gardening with native plants:

Water Conservation

You'll use less water when you stock your garden with native plants. This is because these plants are used to the seasonal rainfall we see in this area. You only need to give them a little extra water to get them established when you first plant them.

Less Maintenance

Native gardens require little work. The plants usually grow together very well and are usually more resistant to diseases and pests. This means you'll avoid using costly, potentially harmful, pesticides and fertilizers in your yard.

Wildlife

Tailor your landscape to attract birds, butterflies, ladybugs, and more. One of the most pleasant benefits of planting a native garden is the wildlife!

Watch and listen to birds and other wildlife in your yard, and know you're increasing the habitat and food available to them in an urban setting and contributing to healthy biodiversity in Surrey.

Many gardeners choose to incorporate native plants into their existing gardens gradually. Don't know where to start? There are many tools and guides available, or check out the Native Plant Society of BC.

View a selection of commonly found native plants in Surrey:

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