Interested in adding Montana Native Plants to your landscape? Join us to learn from this experienced and enthusiastic native plant gardener on how best to achieve this!
Sue Leferink lives in East Helena, Montana and has been a gardener in the Helena area for over 20 years. She is an active member of the Helena Garden Club affiliated with the Montana Federated, Rocky Mountain Regional and National Garden Clubs. She is currently the Montana Federation of Garden Club's Xeriscaping and Bee chairman. She has completed the National Garden Clubs Landscape Design Consultant course series and is a Master Gardener through Montana State University Extension Services. Sue is also a member of the Montana Native Plant society. She has provided workshops on gardening for wildlife at International Migratory Bird Day, Tizer Botanical Gardens and Arboretum, the National Federation of Wildlife, Montana Wild and across the state for other local garden clubs. Over the past 10 years she has worked on several local garden projects in Lewis and Clark and Jefferson County. In 2013, she led a team of several volunteers and experts to create a Certified Wildlife Habitat Demonstration Garden and Bee exhibit at the Montana Wild Education center in Helena across from Kessler School. In 2018, she expanded this to add a new Pollinator Pathway garden to provide habitat for butterflies focusing especially on the decline of the Monarch butterfly.