Gardens & Gardening

Path through Butterfly Garden at BNC

Gardens are much more that just beautiful outdoor spaces—they are living, complex, biodiverse ecosystems that support everything from microscopic organisms to amphibians to birds to mammals. 

Mass Audubon strives to educate people of all ages about the many ways they can make their own gardens, backyards, farms, and fields safer and more welcoming to wildlife. By using organic, nature-friendly gardening practices, even the smallest patch of dirt can become an oasis for thousands of species.  

We invite you to visit our wildlife sanctuaries to explore these kinds of special garden habitats—ranging from native pollinator gardens to apiaries (collections of beehives) to rain gardens. Interested in learning even more? Sign up for one of our gardening, beekeeping, or pollinator-focused programs!