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Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden

Big Timber Montana

Listing Type: Garden
City: Big Timber Montana
Region: Yellowstone Country

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The Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden is a beautiful garden created by the Rivers Across Lewis & Clark Sweet Grass County Bicentennial group. Montana native plants were collected by Lewis & Clark during their historic expedition between 1805 and 1806. Even though the plants were familiar to native Americans, these plants were new to science at that time and were considered significant discoveries. The garden has interpretive signs relating to the wonderful assortment of plants and interesting facts of the expedition through Sweet Grass County in July of 1806.

Some of the native plants were named for Lewis & Clark, such as Montana's fabulous state flower, Bitterroot, Lewisia 'rediviva', Blue flax, Linum 'lewisii', Clarkia, Clarkia 'pulchella' and more! Walking through the gardens will be a memorable time full of beauty and history.

Directions: The Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden at the Crazy Mountain Museum is located south of I-90 using exit 367, adjacent to the cemetery. At the west interchange of I-90, proceed east on the Frontage Road to the museum site.

Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden
Frontage Road, Big Timber, MT 59011

  • Lewis and Clark
  • Historic
  • Garden
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Interpretive Display
  • Parking
  • Public Restroom
  • Non-Smoking

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