Girl Scouts, Garden Club Work To Restore Butterfly Garden

Girl Scouts from Troop 20511 of Wellington and the Wellington Garden Club came together Saturday, Sept. 14 to start the first phase of a butterfly garden restoration project at St. David’s in the Pines Episcopal Church.

The troop, which has been meeting at St. David’s for the past several years, is excited and honored to be under the guidance of the Wellington Garden Club.

The club contacted the church last year to offer assistance to help bring the garden back to life. The church’s pastor, Rev. Steven Thomas, was aware that the troop is always welcoming new service projects and made the suggestion to team up the scouts and the Wellington Garden Club.

The troop’s leaders and families are looking forward to being educated by the club about native butterfly plants and gardening techniques.

The club also sponsored Troop 20511 as a Junior Garden Club and will be assisting the troop with earning the National Garden Club’s Native Plants Patch for Girls Scouts. For more information about this native plants patch program for Girl Scouts, visit

(Front row) Scouts Grace Essery, Valen Adams, Cora Smith, Faith Cardello, Alexa Roberts and Eve Essery; (back row) Anne Nelson and pup Tallulah, Linda DeSanti, Twig Morris, Ed Cardello, Lisa Ferrano and Troop 20511 Leader Vanessa Essery.