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    “Designed For Nature” tour across Doylestown coming June 15th

    Be inspired to see what you can do to bring nature back into your own private oasis!

    On Saturday, June 15th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm (rain or shine), six Doylestown area gardens will be featured on a unique and educational garden tour organized by the Bucks County Branch of the Women’s National Farm & Garden Associate, in partnership with Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and Audubon PA. 

    “All the gardens are in transition to the use of native plants and show ways to creatively manage water to keep it on the property,” according to Missy Halter, tour committee chair for the WNF&GA. “The gardens vary in size from three smaller Borough plots to large properties, and from a casual habitat to a more manicured presentation.”

    Not only do native plants thrive in their own habitats, but they also support the native wild insects, birds, and mammals, resulting in a garden that sustains biodiversity. 

    “We are fortunate to have knowledgeable naturalists from BHWP at each of the properties to talk about the gardens and answer questions,” adds Missy.

    The connection between the health of local ecosystems and human well-being is well documented in University of Delaware Professor Doug Tallamy’s book, “Bringing Nature Home.”

    He concludes, “As gardeners and stewards of our land, we have never been so empowered – and the ecological stakes have never been so high.”

    Tickets are available at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and the Doylestown and Lahaska Bookshops. 

    A selection of plants will be available for sale at one of the featured gardens.

    Tickets are $10 advance sale or $15 day of event. For more information, e-mail wnfga.gardentrour@gmail.com.

    Check their Facebook page the day before the event for updates and for the garden tour addresses, where “Day of Event” tickets can be purchased at www.facebook.com/bucksfg/.