Aldertree Garden offers native plant design, installation, and maintenance in the Washington, DC area


We design gardens that invite you in. Since 2007, we offer plant-based solutions to common garden challenges including shade, wet areas, slopes, tight spaces, clay soil, and more. We create gardens that are friendly to humans, pets, birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife. Native plants and selected non-invasive exotics combine for easier care and year round interest.




Lisa Caprioglio
Founder, Designer

Rain Garden

Rain gardens are shallow depressions planted with attractive natives designed to capture and soak up rain water. Slowing stormwater and keeping it on site protects creeks, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay.

Conservation Landscaping

Also called BayScaping, RainScaping, or RiverSmart, it reduces pesticide and fertilizer use that impacts our waterways. Conservation landscaping increases wildlife habitat.

Butterfly Garden

Butterflies bring moving color and life to your garden. We will include larval hosts as well as plants for nectar.