Benefits of Public Gardens and Meadows

Sunflower & Bluebird Smooth Aster
  • Filter storm water runoff pollution
  • Recharge local groundwater
  • Conserve water
  • Improve water quality
  • Protect rivers and streams
  • Remove standing water to reduce mosquito breeding
  • Increase beneficial insects that eliminate pest insects
  • Reduce potential of home flooding
  • Create habitat for birds & butterflies
  • Survive drought seasons
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Enhance sidewalk appeal
  • Increase garden enjoyment
  • Provide educational opportunities about the environment

See the benefits realized by Milton Hershey School, right here in our own back yard.

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