PROJECT COMPLETED! THANK YOU FOR HELPING US PAVE THE PATH TO NATURE EDUCATION!

Thanks you to all Museum Friends, volunteers, and members of the public who helped pave the Path to Nature Education by purchasing a brick for the sidewalk that leads through the Bobbie Williams Native Plant Garden. All proceeds went to benefit the Museum’s mission and programs.

Longtime Volunteer and Friend of CCMNH Bobbie Williams played an important role in developing the museum’s educational programs for both children and adults. The KidSummer Classroom Building and the beautiful Bobbie Williams Garden were developed in her honor.

The Friends of CCMNH designed the garden to demonstrate that native plants can make a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing garden while at the same time helping wildlife.  Every plant* is native to Cape Cod or the northeast, and has been selected because it provides food or shelter to one or more of the wild birds, mammals, and insects that call Cape Cod home.

*One species in the garden is a wash-ashore:  Bobbie’s Boxwoods.  Although different varieties of boxwood are native to many parts of the world, none are native to North America.  But gardeners grow some plants just because they like them, and we have included boxwoods among our natives because Bobbie liked them. These are from her own garden!

Alice Berry’s grandchildren Elin and Sam show off their bricks. Photos by Theresa Izzo.