UFO Friendly Gardens: Tips On Attracting Extraterrestrials To Your Garden

Two Aliens in an Extraterrestrial Friendly Garden
(Image credit: Gardening Know How, via Nikki Tilley)

Maybe you love looking at the stars, gazing at the moon, or daydream of one day taking a trip into space. Maybe you’re hoping to catch a ride on the mothership by attracting extraterrestrials to the garden. Whatever the reason, there’s nothing more rewarding than making your garden a welcome mat for alien visitors.

Making Your Garden UFO Friendly

UFOs have long since fascinated us, but why should we only imagine sharing “space” with our little ET friends? Making contact with UFO species is possible when you know how to invite aliens to your home.

One of the best ways to let extraterrestrials know they’re welcome to visit is with the addition of cosmic garden plants. By adding the right plants to your garden “space,” you can create an inviting environment for all manner of otherworldly guests. In fact, a number of alien beings are fond of plants – some even mimic their cosmic characteristics, looking as if they came straight from outer space. Take, carnivorous plants, for example. These unusual looking plants, such as the Venus flytrap, are certain to attract a passing flying saucer occupant.

Additional alien plants might also include those having familiar “cosmic” names. Great choices are:

Don’t forget that even aliens like to eat, so vegetables can have UFO appeal too. They are most often attracted by the flying saucer-shaped fruit of scallop squash; be sure you add this one. Including beneficial insects, like praying mantis, is helpful when creating a garden for alien friends. Many have travelled together and share common interests, especially their choice of insect consumption – they, too, are wonderful for pest control.

How to Attract Aliens

Plants aren’t the only inviting element when making contact with UFO beings. Add some decorative touches that attract the attention of aliens – laser light being one of these. Apparently, like cats, they just can’t control themselves around lasers and will no doubt be drawn to investigate them further when prompted. Virtually any subtle outdoor lighting, like strings of Christmas lights, are pleasing to many of these creatures. You can even create a runway for them.

It goes without saying that if you’re creating UFO friendly gardens, then it’s a sure bet the addition of some sort of water feature will be helpful in attracting extraterrestrials. Many of them enjoy the soothing, bubbling, or gurgling sounds these garden features make. Of course, they may be inclined to sip from these water sources too, so be sure that it’s alkaline water, which is deemed most preferable.

Just as we decorate the garden with various types of ornaments to make it more attractive, the addition of familiar looking beings, such as gnomes and alien creatures, or cosmic-like trinkets are great for attracting extraterrestrials. They will feel more at home with more space-age surroundings. These blend in well with alien-looking plants too. Also, include signs in large print – surrounded by lighting – so they know they’re in the right place:


While there is a considerable amount of rocky real estate to be had in the galaxy for alien species to consider visiting, why not invite them for an extended stay here on Earth. We have much to learn from these intelligent life forms and they may even prove beneficial to the garden.

Now that you know how to attract aliens to the garden, we hope you will get to work letting them know that ALL are welcome here…within reason anyway. Please be aware, though, that some aliens can be troublesome and invasive, with the potential to spread and displace our natural trees and plants. You may want to research various alien species beforehand to avoid future issues.

Happy Gardening and April Fools!

Nikki Tilley
Senior Editor

Nikki Tilley has been gardening for nearly three decades. The former Senior Editor and Archivist of Gardening Know How, Nikki has also authored six gardening books.