The Hart's Brook Harmony Pollinator Garden

Welcome to the Hart's Brook Harmony Pollinator Garden

This pollinator garden is in harmony with the ecosystem. The garden was designed and installed in 2022. It features deer resistant native perennials and shrubs to support our endangered bees, butterflies, moths, and other pollinators. The plants and shrubs provide nectar and pollen and also serve as host plants for caterpillars. Birds are supported through berries and seeds.

This demonstration garden shows how a beautiful space can be created in a lawn area. We feature tough native plants in this garden that can survive deer browse, dry conditions, and competition from weeds and invasive plants. This garden will require little maintenance once established.

The garden was made possible by a generous grant from the Bronx River/Sound Shore Audubon chapter and funding and support from the Town of Greenburgh. It is solely maintained by volunteers and loved by all. A special thank you to Bobby Breen and Sav DeGiorgio of Greenburgh Parks and Recreation for the many ways they continue to support this effort.

We hope you consider using similar plants in your own yards to support our endangered pollinators. If you have any question about the plants you can contact us.

Hart's Brook Harmony Garden Co-chairs:

Mai Mai Margules and Carol Sommerfield

Volunteer to Maintain the Garden

We welcome volunteers to help water, weed, watch over, love, and care for this garden. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us.

Many thanks to our 2022 inaugural volunteer team. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You made this happen.

The Plants in the Garden

Learn more about the plants in this garden by clicking here. You will find the names of each plant, pictures, descriptions, and information about how each plant helps pollinators and wildlife. We hope this inspires you to create your own pollinator garden. No matter how small, every effort helps. Together we can save our endangered pollinators and birds by taking action in our own yards and on our decks and balconies.

Don't know how to start to create a pollinator garden? No problem! Here are four step-by-step guides to making a new garden. We give you the design, the materials and quantities you'll need, and the list of plants. There are four different garden sizes in each guide, including container gardens. You buy the plants, dig them in, and watch them grow. Check them out - it's easy! Mailbox not needed.

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