Norcross Discovery Garden Park opens Saturday

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Norcross Discovery Garden Park opens Saturday

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Norcross Discovery Garden Park opens Saturday with guest speaker Walter Reeves, food trucks and kids activities. Courtesy of Norcross Discovery Garden Park

Norcross will host the grand opening of the Discovery Garden Park at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 on the grounds of the Norcross Welcome Center, 189 Lawrenceville St. The event includes a ribbon cutting, followed by guest speaker, Walter Reeves, local TV and radio garden guru, at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Food trucks and live music will be available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children are invited to wear a costume, fairy wings, or come as they are for activities including dancing with a flute-playing fairy, storytelling, crafts, mapping out a nature trail scouting for fairy and gnome houses and more.

Discovery Garden Park will serve as a nature center, community garden and neighborhood gathering place. When completely finished, the DGP will feature an outdoor classroom pavilion, a grilling station, native plant collections, a pollinator garden, a children’s garden and an organic community garden. The community garden will offer citizens the opportunity to grow their own fruits, vegetables and flowers.

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