Evolution of Lakeside Buffer Garden

Waterside buffer gardens offer lots more than summer blooms (though they surely do offer those!). They help sequester storm water and road runoff, keeping unwanted nitrogen and road pollutants from public water bodies. Through the joint efforts of several organizations, a new buffer garden was installed at Lake Hayward, East Haddam, CT in 2013.

We used only Connecticut native plants. Visit the buffer garden website and get a Connecticut native plant list. Native plants are offer the most and best resources for native bees, birds, butterflies, and more. 

Hope you enjoy the story of Lake Hayward!