This past Tuesday in the Rhododendron Garden volunteers weeded and dug their way down Barto’s Path. We removed loads of native snowberry and rushes that were a little too happy in the irrigated spaces of the Rhodie garden and transplanted quite a few of them to an empty roadside space in our Native Plant Garden. Other volunteers trimmed back sarcococca and other winter-dead foliage, while still others tackled the weeds. It was a busy day. This coming Tuesday we’ll just keep moving down Barto’s Path closer to the xeric meadow. There’s plenty of work for everyone. Find the group by heading around the main garden loop until you see us.

We’re still on a slightly different schedule in the Native Plant Garden this week and next. Folks who showed up this past Monday removed ivy and cleared space along the foot trails in the woodland area at the top of the garden. This coming Monday will be our third and final Monday in the NPG before we switch back to Thursdays. Join other volunteers at 1 p.m. at the Wilkins Shelter. 

We’re so grateful for the volunteers who show up each week to do fantastic work in the Hendricks Park gardens. The flowers of your hard work are starting to burst forth again.