National Public Gardens Day, May 6, is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s Public Gardens and their important role in promoting environmental stewardship, education, plant conservation and water conservation in communities nationwide.
National Public Gardens Day is not only a great time for families and enthusiasts to enjoy the gardens, but the public witnesses the achievements and expertise provided by public gardens, especially in the area of environmental stewardship,” said Dan Stark, executive director of the American Public Gardens Association. “Regardless of their size, all public gardens share a common commitment to providing outreach programs aimed at engaging their communities and educating future generations on the irreplaceable value of plants.”
In recognition of Fellows Riverside Gardens, the community is invited to the Family Garden at 11 a.m. for the celebration of the new Peace Pole. “May Peace Prevail on Earth” is shown in eight languages including Swahili, Spanish, Arabic Chinese, Seneca, Serbo-Croatian, Hebrew and English.
At 2 p.m., enjoy a leisurely walk in Fellows Riverside Gardens to admire the vibrant hues of over 45,000 tulips displaying their spring colors. A guide will point out highlights while sharing anecdotes and history.
For more information please call the Gardens at 330-740-7116.