Photo of Aquilegia vulgaris by Peter Rühr from Wikimedia Commons.

Why Buy Native Plants?

Native plants in your little back yard, surrounded by alleys, sidewalks, and cars, are vital fuel-supply lines to the larger natural world. Your native plants will help bolster insects that pollinate our crops, which will fuel birds, which will migrate to wild areas or farmlands, which will fuel everyone from house cats to bobcats and more.

Email Addresses

To email all members (address works only when email is sent from an account associated with your HGNC membership): members@hansberrygarden.org Officers

garden during plant sale

Celebrate Spring With HGNC’s Plant Sale

At our annual plant sale, Hansberry Garden and Nature Center offers seedlings, potted plants, and cut flowers just in time for Mothers’ Day. It features native plants, which play a key role in keeping our ecosystem healthy.

Spring Gathering Scheduled for April 2

The Hansberry Garden and Nature Center, located at the corner of Wayne and Hansberry Avenues in Southwest Germantown, will hold its annual Spring Gathering membership event at the New Hope Temple Baptist Church (in the building formerly occupied by Calvary Episcopal Church), 5020 Pulaski Ave., from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.

2016 Membership Renewal Deadline Extended

The 2016 deadline for renewing membership in Hansberry Garden and Nature Center has been extended from Monday, Feb. 29 to Sunday, March 31. Members who wish to retain the beds they were assigned last year must renew by this date; on March 2, beds that have not been claimed by renewing members will revert to […]

New Locks for the Garden

The HGNC board has decided to purchase new locks for both the garden gate and the tool shed at the beginning of the 2016 growing season. Members will be assessed a $5 fee, to be paid at the time of membership renewal, to help defray the cost of new locks and keys.