Leonard J. Buck Garden Celebrates Earth Day with Spring Plant Sale
FAR HILLS, NJ – Celebrate Earth Day at Leonard J. Buck Garden’s Spring Plant Sale and spruce up your yard with a variety of plants. Visit Leonard J. Buck Garden, located at 11 Layton Road, Far Hills, NJ on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, from 12 to 5 p.m. Visitors can also take a free, guided tour of the rock garden at 1p.m. or leisurely walk around the beautiful grounds.
The Spring Plant Sale offers a variety of perennials, ferns, woody plants and hypertufa planting troughs. Described as one of the finest rare and exotic rock gardens on the east coast, visitors can take a guided tour to see wildflowers, ferns, azaleas and rhododendrons.
For more information, call 908-722-1200 ext. 5621, or visit somersetcountyparks.org. Individuals with hearing or speech impairment, call the Relay Service at 711.
The United States celebrates Earth Day on April 22, but in other parts of the world it is celebrated when the vernal equinox occurs. Earth Day began in 1970 as an environmental movement to raise awareness about the importance of long-term ecological sustainability.
North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS)
This event is made possible by the NARGS Watnong Chapter. NARGS encourages the study and cultivation of wildflowers that grow well among rocks. Through its publications, meetings, and garden visits, NARGS provides extensive opportunities for both beginners and experts to expand their knowledge of plant cultivation and propagation, as well as the construction, maintenance and design of special interest gardens.
Somerset County Park Commission
The Park Commission is a steward of the land through ecological efforts such as restoration projects, land stewardship practices, river-friendly golf courses, solar energy, and conservation and research.
The Somerset County park system consists of 14,000 acres of open space with forests, waterways, meadows and fields, 24 park areas, golf courses, undeveloped natural areas and an Environmental Education Center.