Science Garden


Learn more about Michigan’s Plant Life!


Michigan Native Plant Producers Association – nursery and grower sources for Michigan native plants and seeds. 

Michigan Flora Website – a searchable database of all Michigan plants, including pictures and identification keys.


A wide variety of plants flourish in the Erb Family Science Garden – most of them are native to Michigan.

What plants are considered native?

Plants that were here before Europeans settled in Michigan in the 1700’s are considered native. Native plants evolved here for thousands of years creating complex ecological relationships with other plants, animals, and ecosystems.

Erb Family Science Garden

Discover Michigan Native Plants in The Erb Family Science Garden!

Americana Foundation Environmental Education Program

Website and Garden Brochure & Map funded by the Americana Foundation

Description and History

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