Converting bare or turfgrass areas on your property into low-maintenance conservation landscaping with locally-sourced, native plants makes the river cleaner and your home more beautiful. Even better, we’ll share the cost if your property qualifies.
Native landscaping uses plants that grow naturally in Coastal Virginia. You’ll create a beautiful home landscape, use less water and help restore the beautiful Elizabeth River.
To be selected for the Native Landscape cost-sharing program, property owners must meet the following requirements:
Our garden you designed looks amazing…it is beautiful and has lots of blooms. The garden has so much to watch for, we are so grateful.
River Star Home
Application Period: Site Visit list is currently full. Please sign up for our waitlist.
Approval Process: Staff will review and respond to all applications after January 1, 2023
Target Installation: Early spring 2023 through early fall 2023.
Our Native Landscaping cost-sharing programs are only made possible through funding generous support from our partners and the hundreds of Elizabeth River Project members and donors.
Our Landscaping Guide presents four native landscaping designs, each accommodating common growing conditions in Southeast Virginia. They can be scaled to fit any garden or yard size and shape. The native plants featured in each design were selected for attractiveness and palette, local ecological value, and ease of maintenance and sourcing.