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Brewster Ponds Coalition Garden Tour: Pollinator Garden — Honeybees and Hydrangeas

July 14, 2021
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    • Dates: July 14, 2021
    • Location: Brewster
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Price: $5

    The proceeds from this graden tour will benfit the Brewster Ponds Coalition. The garden is open for tours - July 13 & July 14, 2021

    This sloping garden is as hardworking as it is beautiful. Combining conservation and aesthetic goals, owners Cal and Karen Mutti have nurtured a lush ecosystem among their several varieties of hydrangeas, and over a dozen other flowering plants, trees, and bushes - all selected because they provide pollen and nectar for butterflies, native and non-native bees, and birds.  Active members of the Brewster Ponds Coalition, the Muttis are also excited to share details of how their newly installed alternative septic system contributes to protecting the environment bordering on beautiful Blueberry Pond.  Two more bonuses await!  Complete your tour with a peek at Cal’s honey beehive, home to approximately 40,000 Italian honey bees. Then walk just 250 feet to the large neighborhood rain garden/stormwater filtration basin which helps prevent road runoff from polluting Blueberry Pond.  (Planned and jointly financed by a cooperative effort of 3 Brewster community organizations and completed in 2017.)

    Garden Handicapped accessibility: Discretionary & Difficult.  Good views and perspective from the street; rock ledge stairway, not wheelchair friendly.

    Walkers would work.  Discretion advised. DOGS DEFINITELY WELCOME!