Gardens Maintained by LMGC Members

Keeping with our mission of making our community a greener place, members contribute to our community's beautification by maintaining gardens on the Lower Macungie Township Campus, Brookside Road. Teams of members are dedicated to planting, watering and weeding the following gardens:

Butterfly Garden

Our Club created a Butterfly Garden on the township campus in 2013. Members were involved in the concept, plans and design of this ambitious and rewarding project. Members provided the perennials from their gardens and also planted them in this Butterfly Habitat of host and nectar plants. In 2015 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society awarded this garden as a "Garden of Distinction." Examples of plants include Goldenrod, Phlox, Coneflower, Rudbeckia, Obedient Plant, Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Turtlehead, Joe Pye Weed, Dill, Monarda, Beauty Berry, Aster, Inkberry Holly, Service Berry Tree, and Hibiscus to name a few. Zinnias are interspersed throughout the garden for bright colors, but more importantly they are a great source of nectar for butterflies and bees. You are welcome to visit this garden, sit on the bench and listen to the pollinators at work.


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Gazebo Garden

A favorite garden of visitors to the Lower Macungie Community Center grounds and walking path is the Gazebo Garden.  Started originally by the Township around the newly built gazebo, the LMGC took over the care and planting in 2010.  Members worked together and donated perennials from their home gardens to add to the already established plot.  A white hibiscus was also planted and continues to flourish year after year.  Zinnias were the first annuals to be added to the beds with more annuals added each year.  Today, the Gazebo Garden is a blaze of color in the summer months and can be seen from afar.   The gazebo itself is a lovely place for people to relax, read a book, or have their lunch while enjoying the lovely colors.

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Shade Garden

Established in 2017 to improve a drab area near the entrance to LMT Community Center, the Shade Garden consists of shade-loving perennials, a pathway and rock formation.  Hosta, Astilbe, Heuchera, Painted Fern, and Bleeding Hearts are thriving.

Welcome Garden

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Driving up the hill to the Community Center and Library is the Welcome Garden with a variety seasonal blooms of Evening Primrose, Iris, Shasta Daisy, Monarda and Celosia.

Boulder Garden

The large boulders viewed from Brookside Road are a good backdrop for purple-blue Russian Sage and self-sowing annuals of Celosia and Cleome.

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Wescosville WWII Monument

Urns at Entrance to Community Center

Planters at LMT Administrative Building

Lower Macungie Library Plants

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." ~ Helen Keller