A Northeast Sensory Garden Plan

Use this landscape design plan to provide fragrant, colorful plantings for your patio.
Northeast Sensory Garden

Northeast Sensory Garden

Your senses will come alive in this garden designed specifically for the Northeast.

Photo by: Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Your senses will come alive in this garden designed specifically for the Northeast.

Create a Northeast garden founded on the pleasures of the senses with these suggested design features and plantings.

Plant List 

Sensory Garden for the Northeast

Sensory Garden for the Northeast

This sensory garden plan is tailor-made for the Northeast.

Photo by: Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

This sensory garden plan is tailor-made for the Northeast.

A. Striped maple (Acer pensylvanica
Alternative: Other small accent tree 

B. Red twig dogwood (Cornus sericea
Alternative: Medium-sized shrub, three to five feet tall 

C. Hummingbird summersweet (Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird') 
Alternative: Other small shrub, two to three feet tall 

D. Green and gold (Chrysogonum virginianum
Alternative: Three-toothed cinquefoil (Potentilla tridentata), bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) or other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall 

E. Palm sedge (Carex muskingumensis
Alternative: Other small ornamental grass, one foot tall 

F. Green and gold (Chrysogonum virginianum
Alternative: Three-toothed cinquefoil (Potentilla tridentata), bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) or other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall 

G. Rose tickseed (Coreopsis rosea
Alternative: Other herbaceous plant, one to two feet tall 

H. Sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina
Alternative: Lady fern (Athyrium felix-femina) or other grass or fern, two to three feet tall 

I. Downy phlox (Phlox pilosa
Alternative: Other herbaceous plant, two to three feet tall 

J. Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis
Alternative: Other herbaceous accent plant, one to three feet tall 

K. Wild ginger (Asarum canadense
Alternative: Other groundcover, 6 to 12 inches tall 

Key

  1. Butterfly house
  2. Existing patio
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