Jakes Branch Sun Garden

What is a Sun Garden?

Do you have a sunny yard with southern exposure? A sun garden consists of perennials, grasses, trees and shrubs that thrive in areas that receive 6 or more hours of direct sunlight daily.

Click the map below to see a selection of native plants best suited for a sun garden. Visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS database to see and learn more about each plant.

 

Click the image above to download a PDF version of this map of the Sun Garden on display at Jakes Branch County Park.

Download these resources below to learn more about the benefits of native plants, and the sun, water and soil conditions Barnegat Bay Watershed (Ocean County) natives prefer:

Going Native: Landscaping with Native Plants in the Barnegat Bay Watershed

“Bayscape for Barnegat Bay”

 

The sun garden for the SHiP Project at Jake's Branch County Park includes native perennials, grasses as well as trees and shrubs that thrive in high sun environments.

The sun garden for the SHiP Project at Jake’s Branch County Park includes native perennials, grasses, trees and shrubs that thrive in full sun environments.

The sun garden's humble beginnings, June 2013.

The sun garden’s humble beginnings, June 2013.

Fall color in the sun garden, October 2014.

Fall color in the sun garden, October 2014.

 

SHIP Project Web Pages:

 

  SHIP Main Page   SHIP Project Logo What is Healthy Soil?   SHIP Project Logo SHIP at Jakes Branch  SHIP Project Logo

SHIP Resource Library


Ocean County Soil Conservation District
714 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
(609) 971-7002