Monday, March 24, 2014

Annual Children's Programs

Norchester Garden Club will present free educational programs for children ages 4-7 at  Precinct 4 Matzke Park Butterfly Garden located at Jones & Grant Roads.  Groups of up to 21 children are invited to hear the 45 minute story of the Monarch Butterfly in the garden which is an official Monarch Butterfly Way Station.           

Children’s Educational Programs are available on the following dates: May 6, 12, 14, 15. Reservations are required by April 30 at

Noon.  No rain date.  For current details CLICK Here

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Mart Time

The annual Mercer Botanic Garden's "March Mart" plant sale is this Thurs, Fri., and Sat.   This major event takes three days to set up: plants to be moved from the greenhouses, price tags inserted in each of the thousands of pots, and then placement in the designated areas.  Thankfully, we haven't had to do it in the rain the last two days.  These pictures were taken this morning (Tuesday)

All plants are open to the public for sale on Friday and Saturday... BUT.. if you are, or become a Mercer Society member, you are able to shop one day early; on Thursday.  This is a great advantage as some varieties get sold out quickly.    You can show up on Thursday and join on the spot for as little as $25 per year. Click Here for Info 

The Mercer Society (TMS) is a non-profit organization which has as it purpose to provide financial and volunteer support to the Botanic Garden.

Our Master Gardner is on the TMS board of directors and heads the education committee.   As usual, she and Helper #1 will be manning the "Childrens Corner" in the vegetable section which has dwarf and smaller vegetable plants suitable for container gardens and that appeal to the younger folks