Bringing Natives Home

This year, we were disappointed not be able to hold our annual Spring lecture due to Covid restrictions. But the good news is that a global pandemic didn’t stop our grantees– didn’t even slow them down! We funded 22 conservation landscaping projects using native plants last year and are on track to do the same in 2021! 

Our annual fundraiser is a way to raise funds for these grants, and we are happy to report that Bringing Natives Home was a huge success! Thanks to our sponsors, a special match, and donations from individuals like you, we raised funds that will allow us to award grants throughout 2021. 

Missed the deadline? That’s OK, you can still support Bringing Natives Home with a gift today.



WHEN:  Saturday, April 17, 2-4 PM

WHERE:  St. Philips Episcopal Church, 730 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

WHAT: Bringing Natives Home, an online fundraiser to benefit Unity Gardens, will take place online April 5 – 11 and will culminate in a Donor and Sponsor “Thank You” event on Saturday, April 17. From 2-4PM, visitors may walk or drive through the parking lot of St. Philips Episcopal Church in Annapolis where they can pick up their thank you gifts, meet sponsors, and visit the site of a 2020 Unity Gardens grant project!

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Would you like to become a sponsor?

It’s not too late! Please review our Sponsorship Information Packet and register as a sponsor HERE.

Unity Gardens is seeking sponsors for this highly-successful event! As a sponsor, your name or logo will be seen by local gardeners, environmental decision-makers, and thought leaders in Anne Arundel County. In addition to visibility during the one-week online campaign and at the event, your company name and logo will be publicized to our engaged Facebook and Instagram communities.

About the Speaker Series: Prior to a year of Covid restrictions, Unity Gardens hosted an annual fundraising lecture featuring renowned authors and environmental professionals.  These exciting lectures have been hosted at Anne Arundel Community College, The Key School, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Phillip Merrill Environmental Center, and this year at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Visit the links below to see an overview of these recent events, and be sure to like our Facebook page or Instagram page to receive first notice of upcoming events and opportunities!  We are always in need of sponsors, partners and donations to support these events (and community grants), so please visit our Get Involved page to learn more, and visit Great Businesses locally who have supported Unity Gardens!

Continuing a Tradition:

Each year, Unity Gardens looks forward to educating the community and raising funds for our grant program. Here are our past presenters:

2020 – Barbara Ellis – “Greener Gardens, One Step at a Time”

2019 – Dan Benarcik – Innovative Horticulturist at Chanticleer Gardens “Design Tips of the Pros”

2018 – Michael Judd,  Landscape Designer and Designer Author of  “Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist”

2017 – Travis Beck, Director of Horticulture Mount Cuba Native Plant Center: “Design with Native Plants”

2016 – Stephanie Cohen, “The Perennial Diva”:  “The Non-Stop Garden”

2015 – William Cullina, Director of Horticulture Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: “Botany of Design”

2014 – Rick Darke , Botanist & Author: “Balancing Natives & Exotics in the Garden”

2013 – Doug Tallamy, Professor & Author: “Networks for Life: Your Role in Stitching the Natural World Together”

2012 – Tracy DiSabato-Aust, Designer & Author: “Native Plants Design & Maintenance”