Earth Day Plant Sale at Buck Garden April 25 & 26

Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden will celebrate Earth Day and the return of spring, hosting the 25th annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26, 2015, at 11 Layton Road in Far Hills. Event hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday and from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday.

Buck Garden staff and volunteers from the Watnong Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society, the event co-sponsor, will present daily activities including a plant sale, garden lectures, and guided tours of the woodland garden and planted rock outcroppings.

A variety of choice plants will be available including shade and sun perennials, wildflowers, herbs, and rock garden plants. Dwarf conifers, deer resistant plants, and woody plants will also be offered. Buck Garden staff and Watnong Chapter volunteers will be on hand to advise visitors about plants and gardening.

Guided tours of the magnificent Leonard J. Buck Garden will follow the lectures each day at 2:00 P.M.

Saturday, April 25 – Joe Gyurian, Horticulture Consultant, Rutgers NJ Agricultural Experiment Station, Cooperative Extension of Somerset County will present “Attracting Pollinators to the Garden.”

Sunday, April 26 – Kathleen Podgalsky, Gardener, Leonard J. Buck Garden will present “Where Did Your Garden Grow.”

Guided tours to the magnificent Leonard J. Bauck Garden will follow the lectures each day at 2:00 P.M.

For more information about this event contact the Leonard J. Buck Garden 908 234-2677, Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Buck Garden is a naturalistic setting incorporating large rock outcroppings creating varying exposures and microclimates that enable different plant associations to thrive. Tucked among the rocks are rare and exotic rock garden plants. The wooded trails connecting the outcroppings are lined with beautiful wild flowers that have flourished and multiplied through the years. Throughout the garden grow various ferns.

Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

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