Spending time in nature is the best way to learn about native plants and get inspired for your own landscaping projects.
Sadly, most of our surrounding environment is too damaged to give a clear picture of what our plant communities are.
If you've explored the landscape of the Gulf Coast, you can see why home gardeners and landscaping professionals play a vital role in supporting Louisiana's local ecosystems.
these are nice places to explore:
Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve, Abita Springs, LA
Crosby Arboretum, Picayune, MS
Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, New Orleans East, LA
Woodlands Conservancy, Belle Chasse, LA
The batture (other side of the levee) at Chalmette Battlefield
Bonnet Carre Spillway Trail, LaPlace, LA
inspiration for native plant gardens of New Orleans