Baxter County Master Gardener Program • University of Arkansas System • Division of Agriculture • © 2013 BCMG
In a continued effort to provide a teaching opportunity for visitors about the value and beauty of native plants for use in the home garden, Baxter County Master Gardeners in cooperation with the Mountain Home Park and Recreation Department, recently purchased and planted 5 native trees at the Clysta Willett Native Garden and Nature Trail. While over 100 varieties of native plants have been cataloged at the garden, one of the areas needing enhancement was a display of a variety of native trees. Clysta Willett Native Garden and Nature Trail is located at 1634 Rossi Road in Clysta Willett Park, previously known as Twin Lakes Park. This garden has been a sanctioned project of the Baxter County Master Gardeners for the past 12 years. A core group of Master Gardeners spent over 450 hours in 2013 maintaining the garden. This 14 acre site offers a diversity of woodland habitat for a variety of wildlife and native plants. There is something in the garden to provide year around interest with peak color performance in the early to mid-summer months.
Brochures on Clysta Willett Native Garden and Nature Trail are now available at the Gastons Visitors Center on their brochure rack. Stop by and pick one up and come visit this lovely garden.
Submitted by: Carol Badsky and Cecilia Gasiecki
Edited by: Joan Burr
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