Certify Your Garden

Monarch caterpillar on milkweed

“Got Milkweed?” by Peggy Steichen. 2018 Photo Contest – Pollinators entry.

Add your amazing work to the growing list of native plant butterfly gardens. This network of gardens provides needed habitat for butterflies across the country. Once certified, gardens are included in the National Pollinator Garden Network’s registration. This organization reached its one million pollinator garden goal in March of 2019, and has set its sights on registering even more. Pollinators still need our help. There’s never been a better time to register your garden!

How to register

To qualify, gardens must be at least two years old, and 75% or more of the plants must be natives.

To participate, fill in the following application form.


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Typically do not use pesticides/herbicidesRoutinely remove invasive plants (garlic mustard, Queen Anne's lace, etc.)


Other food sources on site (fruit feeders, bee nesting houses, etc.)Frequented by butterflies, moths, and other pollinators (longhorn beetles, bees, etc.)


Native plant nursery (please list below)Native seed provider (please list below)Wild Ones native plant saleOther organization's native plant saleNative plant rescueGrew from seed I collectedLocal Extension programMaster GardenersFriends or familyThe plants were there when I purchased the landOther