Pairs of work gloves hang in the Mercerdale Park Native Plant Garden, representing over 500 hours of labor donated by volunteers to restore, replant, maintain, and share this “secret garden” located north of the Skate Park, between a wetland and the paved Circular Path. Photo courtesy of Patrick Daugherty

Pairs of work gloves hang in the Mercerdale Park Native Plant Garden, representing over 500 hours of labor donated by volunteers to restore, replant, maintain, and share this “secret garden” located north of the Skate Park, between a wetland and the paved Circular Path. Photo courtesy of Patrick Daugherty

Native Plant Garden hosts two weekend events

The two events will take place on June 2 and 3, both will start at 10 a.m.

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 5:00pm
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The Native Plant Garden Weeding Work Party will take place on June 2 from 10 a.m. to noon in Mercerdale Park.

Tools and cookies will be provided but attendees may wish to bring their own work gloves. More information can be found at protectMIparks.org or by emailing protectMIparks@gmail.com.

The Native Plant Garden Summer Showcase will take place on June, 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Mercerdale Park.

Volunteers will be available to introduce visitors to native plants, provide bird stickers for kids. Attendees will be able to grab free raffle for cedar birdhouse, buy lunch at the Farmers’ Market and enjoy it on shaded benches. Watch for the resident Anna’s Hummingbird. At 1 p.m. attendees can participate in a tour, especially for children and families, led by junior naturalists.

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