Children’s Garden Workshop at Colonial Park

Pellowski Playground

The Pellowski playground in Colonial Park will be the site of a children’s garden workshop on May 16.
Photo: Somerset County park Commission.

The Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department will present “Flower Buds – Children’s Garden Workshop” on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon (Rain date Saturday, May 23, 2015). The program will be held at the Colonial Park Morgan Pellowski Playground, Parking Lot C, Somerset, New Jersey.
Children age 5 to 8 will join Horticulture staff and create Colonial Park’s first Children’s Garden. Children will create a butterfly,
hummingbird, and goldfinch friendly garden that will be enjoyed by all visitors throughout the growing season. Participants will sow seeds, plant annuals and perennials and will take home a flower of their choice from seeds. All supplies will be provided.

Preregistration is required by Friday, May 8, 2015. Fee is $12 per child. Limit 10 children, all of whom must be accompanied by an adult. To register, please call 732 873-2459 ext. 21 or the NJ Relay Service at 711 for individuals with hearing or speech impairment.

The Colonial Park Gardens include the one-acre Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden, a formal display garden, comprising one acre of plantings with over 3,000 roses of 325 varieties. The garden is at its peak of color and fragrance from late spring into autumn.
The Perennial Garden is a beautiful five-acre garden with a gazebo that provides year-round interest and color from its collection of flowering shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals.

The 144-acre Arboretum provides displays of flowering trees, evergreens, shade trees, dwarf conifers, and flowering shrubs. This includes the three-acre Shrub Collection which showcases plants that grow well in central NJ and are is designed to give year-round interest by using flowering shrubs; trees; perennials; and ornamental grasses; and the areas surrounding the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden and the Perennial Garden.

For information on Park Commission activities and programs call 908-722-1200 or log onto www.somersetcountyparks.org.

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