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Buck Garden Exhibit Helps Explain Why Leaves Change Color

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A Bonsai Exhibit will be held at the Leonard J. Buck Garden located at 11 Layton Road, Far Hills, beginning Sept. 9. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Park Commission
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FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden has scheduled a fall exhibit, “Why Do Leaves Change Color,” on display from Oct .3-Oct. 16 in the Visitor’s Center, 11 Layton Road.

Hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m.

Visitors will experience the colors of fall as the trees and shrubs undergo their annual transition while learning how and why the changes take place. The display is produced by the Somerset County Master Gardeners “MGKeepBuggingMe” team.

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The exhibit is free with donations accepted. For information call Leonard J. Buck Garden at 908-234-2677, ext. 21 or NJ Relay 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment.

Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States consisting of a series of alpine and woodland garden areas situated in a 29-acre wooded stream valley.

Tucked among the rocks are rare and exotic rock garden plants. The wooded trails connecting the outcroppings are lined with beautiful wild flowers that have flourished and multiplied through the years. Throughout the garden grow various trees, shrubs, and perennials.

Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

 

 

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