Open House in the Botanical Demonstration Garden

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On OctoberPeople walking in garden 23, 2021, Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers in Brunswick County hosted an Open House in the Botanical Garden. Master Gardener℠ volunteers served as docents throughout the garden. They also staffed a vermiculture exhibit and an “Ask a Master Gardener” table with additional resources. Upwards of 300 people visited us that day!

It’s not well known, but this garden is meant to be more than just a pretty place to walk around or have lunch. It also serves as the Cooperative Extension educational demonstration garden. As most homeowners have moved to Brunswick County from somewhere else, Cooperative Extension strives to help newcomers understand what they might be able to grow here in our Zone 8 Coastal Plain. 

There are 16 separate garden areas (with informational signs) that show residents what they might be able to achieve in their own yards,  including our newest Curb Appeal Rain Garden, illustrating how to effectively manage stormwater in a visually pleasing manner. Garden

You’ll notice too that while turfgrass is used in the garden, it’s less of a focal point and more of an accent to the planted areas. By minimizing turf grass, residents can improve groundwater quality by using fewer pesticides, fertilizers, and less irrigation, while still maintaining a pleasing outdoor environment.