Jakes Branch Sun Garden

Map of the Sun Garden on display at Jakes Branch County Park.

What is a Sun Garden?

Do you have a sunny yard with southern exposure? A sun garden consists of perennials, grasses, trees and shrubs that thrive in areas that receive 6 or more hours of direct sunlight daily.

The map above shows a selection of native plants best suited for a sun garden. Visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS database to see and learn more about each plant.

The sun garden’s humble beginnings, June 2013.
Fall color in the sun garden, October 2014.
The sun garden for the SHiP Project at Jake’s Branch County Park includes native perennials, grasses as well as trees and shrubs that thrive in high sun environments.