Garden Open House – Saturday, October 12 – 10am to Noon

Help us celebrate our new Rain Garden!  The Crawford-Marlborough-Nakoma Neighborhood Association has constructed and planted a new Rain Garden, located just down-slope from our existing Butterfly Garden. It is designed to improve infiltration of water that comes off the adjacent bike bridge ramp, with plantings of deep-rooted native wildflowers, grasses and sedges.  These plants will also provide nectar and food for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, complementing the plants in the Butterfly Garden.  Susan Carpenter, advisor and Arboretum Native Plant Gardener, and rain garden advisor Molly Fifield-Murray will be on hand to answer questions. Please come visit, see what plants are in bloom, and look for lingering butterflies and bees. We are excited to show what can be accomplished with a small budget and many dedicated volunteers!

Both gardens are at the entrance ramp to the Beltline pedestrian/bike bridge at the corner of Warwick Way and Whenona Drive.