New Additions to Discovery Garden by Pat Naughton

Brunswick County Botanical Gardens October 23rd, 2021 Open House

Features New Additions to Discovery Garden

  “Look but don’t touch” is something you won’t hear from a mother’s mouth at the Discovery Garden, one of the gardens in Brunswick County Botanical Gardens. In the Discovery Garden children are encouraged to experience nature with all senses. This year Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Lisa Schrader has added several things for children to experience. There are four bottle trees that display types of leaf patterns. A raised bed offers little ones a chance to touch and smell aromatic herbs of lavender, tarragon, basil, and oregano. All these herbs do well in containers. There is a new maze of stone paths that lead to a vine covered tunnel. After all that exploring there are small chairs for the children to take a break. The Discovery Garden is the largest of the sixteen gardens in the botanical garden. The size of the garden didn’t deter Lisa. She’s been an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer for three years and has been tending to the Discovery Garden for two years. In addition to being the curator of the Discovery Garden, she is also part of the plant propagation team.

  You can experience the all the gardens at the Botanical Garden open house on October 23rd, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. till Noon.  There will be guides at each garden which include Azalea, Rose, Pollinator, Southern Live Oak, Shady Native, Discovery, Fragrance, Celebration, Edible, Rain, Welcome, Native Meadow, Curb Appeal, Micro Climate, Containers, and Reflection. Plants from the plant propagation team will also be for sale. The Brunswick Botanical Gardens are located at the Brunswick County Government Center near the Extension Building on 25 Referendum Drive. Bring the kids and turn them loose to experience nature.

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Lisa Schrager in the Discovery Garden
Rest stop and herb garden raised bed