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Back You are here: Home Features Events and Features Life on the Island The Town of Kure Beach, in conjunction with Island Women, Inc., has created a native plant garden

The Town of Kure Beach, in conjunction with Island Women, Inc., has created a native plant garden

The Town of Kure Beach, in conjunction with Island Women, Inc., has created a native plant garden in the front of Town Hall. The project will not only attract butterflies and hummingbirds but will help to educate residents and guests about plants that are indigenous to southeastern North Carolina.
"Our garden looks a little sparse at first," said Kure Beach Commissioner Emilie Swearingen. "The concept is not for instant gratification; but over the next one to two years, the plants will blossom and spread throughout the area." With the help of a native plant landscaper, Duane Truscott, members of Island Women planted a variety of plants ranging from white turtle head, to red buck eye, to coreopsis and many more. Information about the plants is available in Town Hall. According to Denyse Fredriksson of Island Women, the Town paid for the plants, the Public Works Department prepared the site, and Island Women will be responsible for looking after the garden. Island Women is a diverse group of local women who use their talents and resources to improve the quality of life on Pleasure Island for residents and guests. "We are especially glad to partner with entities such as the Town of Kure Beach and Mr. Truscott," Fredrickson said.