National Garden Week In Wellington

Every year during the first week of June, the Wellington Garden Club joins with garden clubs across the country to celebrate National Garden Week. This year, the club will mark the occasion in several ways.

The highlight of the week will be a presentation on Saturday, June 8 at 1 p.m. at the Wellington library by Laurie Albrecht on “Gardening for Butterflies with Native Plants.” Albrecht is a UF/IFAS Extension environmental horticulture agent in Palm Beach County.

The program is free and open to the public. Learn about the butterflies that make Palm Beach County home, and the native plants that sustain both adults and their young. As an added bonus, get a voucher for two free 3-gallon native plants per household.

In addition to the butterfly garden presentation, Wellington Garden Club members will create floral arrangements to give to businesses and municipal offices in Wellington who have supported club programs over the past year.

Also, on June 5, club members and summer camp staff will help children attending Wellington’s summer camp program plant firebush seedlings in pots to take home and plant in their yards. This fun activity is a great way to teach kids about native plants that attract bees and butterflies.