On July 10th GPL celebrated the "unveiling" of over 20 newly planted, butterfly supporting, native plants in Ellen's Garden. A small reception was held with many local gardeners in attendance. Aaron Schmidt, the Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Community Development and Conservation for the Town of Greenburgh, gave a short speech about native plants and gardening. Other attendees pictured below with Aaron; Thelma Gordon, Gwen Cort - Parkway Gardens/Parkway Homes Garden Club members, Nicole Guenkel - Children's Librarian, Cathy Ludden - member of the Steering Committee of the Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College and President of the Board of the Greenburgh Nature Center.
The garden is named for 20 year library staff member, Ellen Hershey who passed away several years ago after a long battle with Cancer.
Look for future programs in Ellen's Garden to experience this delightful space!