New Pollinator Garden – August 2020

Over the last few weeks, Friends and Neighbors (FANS) of Washington Park along with other community volunteers, have been helping plant and maintain a new butterfly/pollinator garden in the Mt. Vernon Garden section of Washington Park. These gardens were originally designed after the gardens at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon home in Virginia.

The Mt. Vernon Gardens are located just north of Grasmere Lake, off the “diagonal road”, southeast of the new playground, near the entrance road from Mississippi Ave and Franklin (which is temporarily closed to cars).

Washington Park horticulturist Michelle Simpson, designed the new garden and is leading this project. Michelle also helped design and plant the Children’s Garden and the pollinator garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

The butterfly/pollinator garden will contain mostly perennials and will be a permanent feature of the garden.


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