Native Coastal Garden

Native Coastal Garden

East Providence, RI
Meadow, Water feature, Dry/xeriscape, Garden structure/sculpture, Organic/toxin-free, Scenic view, Substantial native plants, Woodland/shade garden, Nature-friendly

Tucked into a lot on Bullocks Cove, adjacent to the East Bay bike path, this garden is a coastal wildlife refuge. Where a parking lot once met the cove, a rain garden edged by a sand dune now slopes to a little beach and a native buffer. Phragmites have been replaced by cordgrass and high-tide bush.

But there is more. A roof garden with a little dune and prickly pear cactus. Another rain garden that collects water from the street to support swamp azalea. A small rectangular fishpond set into the only formal lawn serves as a dooryard, and creates privacy for a terrace below. The garden is a haven for people, birds, and insects that could not have been sustained by a parking lot.

Open Days 2021: Saturday, September 18
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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  • Partial wheelchair access

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