During the spring and summer, Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park focused on working in the gardens at the Park. We have pulled weeds and spread mulch in the Park entrance garden, the Flagpole Garden, the area around the entrance to the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center, and the Pollinator Garden. Next, we will work in the Native Plant Garden.
Established in 2015, the Pollinator Garden is certified by Monarchs Across Georgia. It is composed of perennials that are loved by butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. The Native Plant Garden is a project which was funded by Friends of TGSP, Georgia Master Gardeners, Home Depot, and Walmart. Since 2010, the garden has attracted wildlife to the native plants, shrubs, and trees. With the plants, a pond and fountain, and shelter for the birds and small animals, it is a popular destination for the critters. The entrance garden is composed of native plants – perennials such as asters, coreopsis, and coneflowers as well as grasses, ground cover, and some small shrubs. Friends focus on bringing native plants into our environment and maintaining the various gardens.