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Perdido Key Coastal Demonstration Garden

Installed in 2022, the Perdido Key Coastal Demonstration Garden was designed to showcase native coastal species and landscaping techniques for coastal and barrier island homeowners. The garden is located next to the Perdido Key Visitor and Community Center at 15500 Perdido Key Drive. 

All species used in the garden are approved for use under the Perdido Key Habitat Conservation Plan and will survive the salty, sunny and sandy conditions found on barrier islands. Additionally, the native species used in the garden help enhance and connect natural habitats across Perdido Key. They also provide food and shelter for native wildlife, including the critically endangered Perdido Key Beach Mouse. 

Signage provides visitors with additional information on the techniques used and species showcased, and a free landscaping brochure is available for download. 

Coastal Landscaping Guides

In partnership with UF-IFAS Extension and the Florida Master Gardeners, we developed a free landscape guide to provide coastal homeowners with information regarding native species, planting techniques, maintenance concerns, and more.

Beach Mouse Permit Holders should download the Perdido Key Coastal Landscaping Guide for permit-specific requirements and a modified plant list approved for use under the Beach Mouse permit.

Download the free guides below or contact our office to find out how to receive a hard copy.


This project was made possible with funding provided by the Pensacola & Perdido Bays Estuary Program's Community Grant Program. 

This project was made possible by over 40 volunteers who assisted in garden preparation, planting and maintenance. We want to thank them for their time and dedication to the project!

We would also like to thank the following partners: 
Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce
Perdido Key Association
Visit Pensacola
Escambia County Extension Office
Escambia County Master Gardeners

Contact Us

For more information about the garden, native landscaping or beach mouse permitting, please contact our office.

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