EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT BUCK GARDEN – APRIL 26 & 27
Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden will celebrate Earth Day and the return of spring, hosting the 23rd annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, 2014, 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.
Guest lectures by members of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Somerset and Hunterdon Counties will be held at the Visitor Center beginning at 1:00 P.M. each day. “Creating a Winter Garden” will be preseneted on Saturday, April 26 and “Native Plants vs. Invasives” will be presented on Sunday, April 27. Buck Garden guided tours are scheduled for 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