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Habitat For All Garden

Gardening is conservation. It is a proactive response to the biodiversity crisis. Within the realm of cultivating, nurturing, and keenly observing plants in our backyards, porches, or neighborhoods, there lies a potent solution to reconnecting with nature, understanding our food sources, and harmonizing with seasonal rhythms. Simultaneously, these efforts create sanctuaries where not only humans thrive, but also where birds, bees, butterflies and other vital components of biodiversity find a home. 

 Together, we can make the most of our our backyards, schoolyards, porches, and every scrap of land to provide refuges for wildlife and humans.

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.                                                                                         -Michael Pollan

The Garden Experience
On quiet days you can hear the garden before you see it.  Chirps and tweets from songbirds and the buzzing sounds of pollinators fill the air.
  A coral-colored canopy of a native honeysuckle covers the entryway. Hummingbirds zip past feasting on the nectar of the tubular plants. Inside, the pavilion has information about the garden and inviting chairs in the shade.  Ahead is a vibrant, blowsy, garden chock full of grasses, annuals and perennials flowers of every imaginable shape and color, and bright, handmade signs.
  Entering further, the garden envelopes you.  Tall grasses sway overhead, giant sunflowers and Rudbeckia soar to the sky, and the sounds of insects fill your ears.  After a rest at the pergola, watch for birds and frogs at the wildlife pond, and marvel at the multi-species hedge that will soon provide cover and nesting sites for birds. The back corner is a surprise - a fruit and vegetable garden.  Cantaloupe, dry beans, peppers, tomatoes, blueberries and more are ripening under the summer sun.
  Leaving the garden, cross the field and enjoy the informational signs on moths and butterflies along the Monarch Alley.  In July and August, the Tithonia provide needed nectar for hundreds of monarch butterflies on their long migration to Mexico. 
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Visiting the Garden

Hours: Dawn til dusk, April - October
What you can do during your visit:

 Pop-Up Sundays 1:00-2:00 (Starting May 25) 
A different garden topic is discussed each week.
Get your questions answered. 
Staff and volunteers are available
Mondays and Fridays: 3:00-5:00
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00- 3:00
There are vegetables, fruits, flowers galore, trees, and shrubs to smell, draw, photograph, and in some cases taste.  The wildlife pond will let you see other animals that call the garden home. The pergola and hidden seating can provide moments of calm.
Special events
Please go to our events calendar
Amazing learning opportunity.  So much to see, taste, and learn! 
Acton, MA
So many blooming flowers. Lots of bees and wasps.  The caterpillars were the highlight. 
 Bristol, RI
Gorgeous place. You can really see the time and effort put into maintaining this place.  Love it.
Oxford, ME
Beautiful flowers, wonderful place to sit and think.
 Honolulu, HI
Great energized, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable.  Everyone is awesome and welcoming.   
New Brunswick, Canada
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