Butterflies will soon be beating their wings at the library in Ellen's Garden! The garden is dedicated to Ellen Hershey, who was a devoted Library Clerk at Greenburgh Public Library for over twenty years. Ellen was a treasured employee who was always willing to pitch in. Thanks to a generous donation by Greenburgh resident and WCC Native Gardening Steering Committee member, Cathy Ludden, planting consultation by environmental landscape expert Kim Eirman, and the Town of Greenburgh’s Department of Public Works, we have replanted the raised beds in Ellen’s Garden with native plants to attract and support butterflies. Common butterflies found in this area include Black Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Clouded Sulphur, Buckeye, Spring Azure, Monarch and Pearl Crescent.
The Library continues to develop Ellen’s Garden with assistance from Parkway Gardens/ Parkway Homes Garden Club (PGPH Garden Club) member Gwen Cort, National Garden Club Master Flower Show Judge. The PGPH Garden Club is responsible for generously donating time and resources that appear in the form of our many potted plants inside the Library as well as the established perennials in Ellen’s Garden.
These additions to the garden open new opportunities for educational programming and enjoyment.
Join us as we celebrate these contributions and the new Butterfly Garden at the library with a reception on Tuesday, July 10 at 6 pm in Ellen’s Garden. Register