Elaine's Garden

Elaine’s Garden Mission 

This garden was designed to highlight perennial plants that work well in sunny gardens in the Chesapeake area. The garden also seeks to educate visitors about the use of soil enhancements, drip irrigation and espaliers.

Much of the garden is comprised of well-established plants, but we try to introduce new plants each year to broaden the attractiveness of the garden in all seasons and to introduce visitors to new varieties they may want to use in their own gardens.

Link to article on Drip Irrigation in Elaine's Garden

Link to Espalier in the Garden

Link to Elaine's Garden Map  

Link to No-Till Soil Amendments 

April 2022 Photos of Elaine's Garden

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