Summer Garden Tour and Talk: Pollinator Plants in An Urban Park – June 26

Montclair, NJ – The Essex Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey announces a
Summer Garden Tour & Talk, “Pollinator Plants in an Urban Park,” on Saturday, June 26, from 10 to 10:45am. Gardeners, plant people, lepidopterists or other naturalists, and anyone who appreciates the unexpected will be able to have a personal tour of a superb urban native plant garden, created by the Northeast Earth Coalition and located right in downtown Montclair.

Participants will be divided into small groups and each group will tour the garden with a native gardening expert. Children of all ages are especially welcome. The event will start promptly at 10am and should end around 10:45am. The garden, small but intensely beautiful and intensively planted, is located in Crane Park, at the corner of Glenridge and Greenwood Avenues in Montclair.

This event coincides with National Pollinator Week, June 21 – 27, which highlights the importance of butterflies, bees, bats, beetles, and all the other animals that help plants produce their seeds and many of which are threatened by declining populations.

As Deb Ellis, co-chair of the Essex Chapter, says, “If you are unthrilled by now with Zoom images of nature, here is an opportunity to see the real thing, up close.”

Heavy rain or thunderstorms will postpone the event to Sunday, June 27.

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