Master Gardeners Open Butterfly House To The Public

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners of Middlesex County invite the public to visit their Butterfly House at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick. It will be open for the public’s enjoyment every Saturday in June, July and August from 10 a.m. to noon.

The butterfly house can be educational and fun for the entire family. Recently expanded for the 2011 season, the “hoop house” is filled with plants that feed and shelter butterflies and larvae native to New Jersey. The enclosed conditions allow visitors to take an up close look at these showy insects and learn more about their host plants and how to attract them to the home garden. Interested children will be armed with nets and invited to capture more butterflies for the house. Master Gardeners who have made the house their mission, will be on hand to answer all questions and act as tour guides. There is no charge, unless you wish to make a donation.


Master Gardeners are trained by Rutgers Cooperative Extension experts to provide sound advice on horticulture and environmental stewardship to residents of their home county. Also found at the Middlesex County EARTH Center are various demonstration gardens including a huge vegetable display garden, and a themed herb garden.

Even if you can’t visit the EARTH Center this season, you can still get great gardening tips by calling the Middlesex County Master Gardener Helpline at 1-732-398-5220.

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