Garden Events at ECEC in Elkton

Elkton Community Education Center 15850 Highway 38W – P.O.Box 684,
Elkton OR 97436 541 584-2692  info@elktonbutterflies.com 

For Immediate Release

April 23 2015

ECEC is a member of the American Public Garden Association and will participate in this year’s APGA National Garden Day celebration on May 8 by offering a special discount on merchandise from its native plant nursery that day.

Founded in 1940, the APGA has emerged as the premiere association for public gardens in North America. ECEC has met the requirements to qualify as a botanical garden in its 4.5 acre native Oregon plant park. The trees and shrubs are arranged by climate zones of the state and can be viewed from the extensive walking trails. An outdoor amphitheater and wetlands area complement the variety of environments that can be experienced at ECEC.

Open to visitors on a seasonal basis, the site offers tours and information as well as sales of native plants from its nursery. A guide to landscaping with native Oregon plants was written by students in a special project and is for sale in the garden themed gift shop, helping to support continuing employment of local youth. ECEC welcomes the opportunity to showcase its butterfly and hummingbird friendly gardens between 9am and 5pm daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

ECEC is a nonprofit organization founded to provide educational and artistic opportunities to all ages of participants. The center currently has a lending library, meeting facilities, art displays, native plant areas, trails, butterfly pavilion and gift and espresso shop. Community history is spotlighted by the ongoing reconstruction of historic Fort Umpqua. For information about ECEC or any events, please call 541 584-2692 or email to info@elktonbutterflies.com.

Elkton Community Education Center (ECEC) will hold a plant sale Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3, from 9am to 4pm each day. Featured plants include perennials and native shrubs as well as vegetable starts and hanging baskets.

ECEC specializes in over 30 species of native plants for landscaping and a variety of butterfly and hummingbird friendly flowers. The plants and the vegetable starts are produced in the ECEC greenhouse and sales benefit the programs at the center.

The gift shop at ECEC will be open with a selection of garden and historic themed merchandise. This is a great opportunity to purchase a present for Mother’s Day. The book section includes bird and butterfly books and many informational publications for both the backyard and serious gardeners.

ECEC is a member of the American Public Garden Association and will participate in this year’s APGA National Garden Day celebration on May 8 by offering a special discount on merchandise from the native plant nursery on Friday.

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