Leonard J. Buck Garden to Host Spring Plant Sale for Earth Day Celebration
Visitors Can Join a Free Guided Tour of the Beautiful Rock Garden
SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission’s Leonard J. Buck Garden will host a spring plant sale on April 23 and 24 to celebrate Earth Day. Visitors will have the chance to enhance their gardens with handmade planters and other items available for purchase with a wide selection of plants such as perennials, ferns, woody plants, and unique succulents. Visitors will also have the opportunity to take a free guided tour of the magnificent rock garden on Sunday, April 24.
Earth Day is a modern environmental movement occurring every year on April 22 since 1970. Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance globally and is celebrated by more than a billion people every year. This year the Earth Day theme is “Together We Must Invest in Our Planet.” The message intends to incite environmentalists, organizations and everyday people to invest their time and money toward reducing their carbon footprint and creating global, national and local policy changes.
Leonard J. Buck Garden Plant Sale, Date, Time and Location
The Earth Day Plant Sale will occur on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 24, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Leonard J. Buck Garden, located at 11 Layton Road, Far Hills, NJ. Complimentary guided tours of the magnificent naturalistic rock garden are available on Sunday, April 24, at 1 p.m. For more information, call 908-722-1200, ext. 5621.
Watnong Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS)
The plant sale is co-sponsored by the Watnong Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. NARGS is for gardening enthusiasts who are interested in alpine, saxatile, and low-growing perennials. It encourages the study and cultivation of wildflowers that grow well among rocks, such as plants that originate above tree lines or at lower elevations. Through its publications, meetings, and garden visits, NARGS provides extensive opportunities for both beginners and experts to expand their knowledge of plant cultivation, propagation, construction, maintenance, and design of special interest gardens as well as woodland and bog gardens, raised beds, planted walls, container gardens, and alpine berms.
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