13th Annual Cactus and Succulent Sale

Do not miss this sale on Saturday, Sept 18, 2021 from 9:00 am-4 pm on the Norfolk Town Hill. Parking is available at Norfolk Public Library, 2 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA.

The Garden Club of Norfolk will have a table  at their sale to promote the GCN, to provide information on increasing bird diversity in our home gardens and be a fundraiser with a bake sale and cut flowers in mason jars. Members can participate by supplying cut flowers, providing mason jars, making arrangements, baking, keeping a list of birds visiting your garden this summer, and/or making up seed packs of bird-friendly perennials or annuals.

Thank you to all who attended the Dedication of the Veterans Memorial Plaza Lower Gardens
and the Bench in honor and memory of Lowell Robinson

Thank You to these organizations and donors for their support.

Learn more about the garden – its history and renovations plans.

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Look who stopped at one of our civic gardens!

Photo by Linda Daly

A Monarch Butterfly is drinking nectar from a Butterfly Weed at the Stony Brook Nature Butterfly Garden. This garden is one of a dozen gardens maintained by the Garden Club of Norfolk.

Did you know?

  • Monarchs are mostly found in North America, Australia, New Zealand.
  • Their adult life span is about 4-6 weeks.
  • Monarchs only lay their eggs on milkweed plants. Butterfly weed is a milkweed.
  • Monarchs are the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration as birds do and the longest insect migration-2,880 miles.
  • The orange of a Monarch Butterfly’s wings is a warning color telling predators that the butterfly will taste bad or could be toxic.
  • Monarchs smell with their antennae. Nectar and water are tasted by the sensory hairs on their legs and feet.
  • Monarch caterpillars have been known to devour a whole milkweed leaf in under five minutes. They eat 200 times their weight in milkweed.

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Why Garden – Seven Benefits of Gardening

Thanks to Weston Nurseries, and Caroline Picard and Amanda Hawkins