Flower Buds – A Childrens Garden Workshop


Colonial Park Gardens

Mettlers Road




908-722-1200 x5721


May 18, 2019 - May 18, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM





The Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens staff will present “Flower Buds - Children’s Garden Workshop” on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon (Rain date Sunday,

May 19, 2019). The program will be held on Colonial Drive, Somerset, New Jersey.

Children age 5 to 10 will create a butterfly, hummingbird, and goldfinch friendly garden which will be enjoyed by all visitors throughout the growing season. Participants will sow seeds, plant annuals and perennials and will take home seed packets to start a home garden.

Fee is $15 per child. Limit 12 children, all of whom must be accompanied by an adult. All supplies will be provided. Please meet at the entrance sign to the playground. For additional information and to register, please call 908-722-1200 ext. 5721 or online at www.somersetcountyparks.org..

The Colonial Park Gardens include the one-acre Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden, a formal display garden, comprising plantings with over 3,000 roses of 325 varieties. The garden is at its peak of color and fragrance from late spring into autumn.

The Perennial Garden is a beautiful five-acre garden with a gazebo that provides year-round interest and color from its collection of flowering shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals.

The 144-acre Arboretum provides displays of flowering trees, evergreens, shade trees, dwarf conifers, and flowering shrubs. This includes the three-acre Shrub Collection which showcases plants that grow well in central NJ and are is designed to give year-round interest by using flowering shrubs; trees; perennials; and ornamental grasses; and the areas surrounding the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden and the Perennial Garden.

For information on Park Commission activities and programs call 908-722-1200 or log onto www.somersetcountyparks.org.


  • CONTACT NAME|Surina Rashid
  • AGES|5 to 10
  • COUNTY|Somerset
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