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I arise torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. It make it hard to plan the day.

- E.B. White

 



 

A Great Place
The Master Gardeners' Garden at Ida Lee Park was first created in 1992 with the intent of providing a practical organic garden for growing vegetables and fruit where the public could visit and learn about chemical-free gardening.

As part of that garden, perennials, bulbs, herbs and grasses were added along with a children's garden. While many of the species used in the garden are not native, they do attract a nice diversity of butterflies and is one of the places we visit for our Annual Butterfly Count.

As you walk through the garden, look closely and you will see a variety of skippers, swallowtails, sulphurs, hairstreaks, fritillaries, anglewings, and other butterflies seeking nectar.

The vegetable gardens also attract a wide variety of butterflies since they are managed organically.

Beyond the butterflies, the main bird species that you will find here are goldfinches and a variety of sparrows.

 

When to Visit
Hours: The Garden is never closed, feel free to visit anytime.  However if you come on Tuesday or Thursday mornings, 9-12, from Mid-March to Mid-October, Master Gardeners will be there to answer your questions.

Facilities: Restrooms are available at the Ida Lee Park facilities.

Driving directions: Located at 60 Ida Lee Drive in Leesburg.

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