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Native Plant Demonstration Garden All Saints' Episcopal Church


This garden represents a partnership of the Gardens team at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Concord, NC, and the Cabarrus Extension Master Gardener program.  The garden features 29 different grasses, groundcovers, trees, shrubs, and perennials native to the Southeastern United States.  The goals of this partnership include:

  • Sharing our experiential knowledge regarding the value, beauty, challenges, and utility of including these native plants in home landscapes.
  • Documenting the creation, growth, and seasonal changes of this garden in the Garden Gallery Section of the NC Extension Gardener Plant toolbox
  • Engaging gardeners of all ages through periodic educational tours.
  • Educating - to further the educational component of this garden, plant labels include QR codes that link to the NC Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox.

Garden Design:  The garden design was created by Hope Duckworth, a master gardener from Cabarrus County. 

Garden Location:  All Saints’ Episcopal Church 525 Lake Concord Rd, Concord, NC 28025.

Funding:  All Saints’ Episcopal Church Concord, NC, and the Episcopal Diocese of NC Environmental Ministry program.


Mark D. Robinson, All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Cabarrus County Master Gardeners,, 704-791-1313                                                                             

Bruce Batman, Cabarrus County Master Gardeners,, 469-682-6375

Historical Timeline

October 2021:  Hope Duckworth completes design

December 2021:  32 shrubs and grasses installed and irrigated, stake labels with QR codes installed

April 2022:  103 native perennials installed and irrigated

May 2022:  15 yards of hardwood mulch spread for weed control and water conservation


The garden is open to the public sunrise to sunset.  


Plant List - March 2022


Trees and Shrubs:

  • AA = Aronia arbutifolia (red chokecherry) (3)
  • CC = Cercis canadensis (redbud) (1)
  • CF = Calycanthus floridus (Carolina all-spice) (3)
  • IV = Ilex verticillata (winterberry holly) (3)
  • LB = Lindera benzoin (spicebush) (6)
  • SC = Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry) (3)
  • VV = Vaccinium virgatum (blueberries) (5)
  • Native Azaleas (5)
  • Bald Cypress = Taxodium distichum
  • H = Hornbeam
  • M = Big Leaf Magnolia
  • Maple = Acer rubrum


  • Asarum canadense (wild ginger) (20)
  • Mitchella repens (Partridge-berry) (7)
  • Phlox divaricata OR stolonifera (woodland phlox/creeping phlox) (7)
  • Chrysogonum Virginianum (green and gold) (12)


  • Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem) (10)
  • Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink Muhly grass) (14)
  • Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) (6)


  • Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern) (7)
  • Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (Cinnamon Fern) (7)
  • Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas Fern) (9)


  • Asters (native spp.) (10)
  • Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa and didyma) (8)
  • Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) (9)
  • Echinacea purpurea (coneflower) (9)
  • Goldenrods (native spp.) (5)
  • Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata [pink/swamp milkweed]) (4)
  • Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum spp.) (6)