SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Rutgers 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 starting on June 2.
The butterfly house can be educational and fun for the entire family. Expanded in the 2011, 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, learn more about their host plants and attract them to the home garden. Interested children will be armed with nets and invited to capture more butterflies for the house. 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 13 bed hard-scaped herb garden.
Even if you can’t visit the EARTH Center this season, you can still get great gardening tips by calling the Master Gardner Helpline at 1-732-398-5220.
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