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Wilcox Park

Master Gardener Kiosk and Soil Test

On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, bring your gardening questions and/or soil samples to Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will test your sample as you wait, and provide suggestions for improvement.  They will provide research and experienced based answers to your gardening questions.  And if they can't answer it, they will provide reliable sources of quality information.    The Kiosk will be on the Esplanade, outside the side entrance of the Library, or in the Library in the event of inclement weather.

Master Gardener Kiosk and Soil Test

On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, bring your gardening questions and/or soil samples to Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will test your sample as you wait, and provide suggestions for improvement.  They will provide research and experienced based answers to your gardening questions.  And if they can't answer it, they will provide reliable sources of quality information.    The Kiosk will be on the Esplanade, outside the side entrance of the Library, or in the Library in the event of inclement weather.

Specimen Trees of Wilcox Park

On the second Saturday of the month, from May through October, come take a walk around Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will show you the 9 Champion Trees plus the other trees in the RI Big Tree Registry and other note-worthy specimens in the Park.  Tours begin with a history of the Park and an introduction to the Big Tree Registry.  We'll make a loop around the Park, stopping at many of the trees in the Park, telling their stories, a little of their botany, some of their uses, etc.  Tours are on the paths, on level ground.

Native Gardens of Wilcox Park

On the fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, come take a walk around Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will show you the native gardens and plants in the Park.  Tours begin with a history of the Park and an introduction to native plants.  We'll make a loop around the Park, stopping at the three native gardens, and at other perennials, shrubs and trees.  We'll talk about the benefits of natives, and how to care for them.  Tours are on the paths, on level ground.  Tours start at the Fountain by the side entrance to the Library at 10 am and last about 90 minutes.

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