Colonial Garden Club’s October meeting to feature topic of rain gardens

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Marlborough – At the next meeting of the Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough Wednesday, Oct. 9, Anna Fialkoff will speak about the fundamentals of rain gardens. The meeting will take place at the Marlborough Senior Center, 40 New St., at 7 p.m.

Fialkoff has a Master of Arts degree from The Conway School in sustainable landscape planning and design, as well as a background in native plant horticulture and ecological landscape design. She currently is employed at the Native Plant Trust at Garden in the Woods, Framingham. Her presentation will demonstrate how rain gardens can play a significant role in urban and suburban areas as more land is developed for building, causing water pollution to be on the rise.  These special gardens can assist with cleaning, cooling, and slowing storm water runoff so that it doesn’t pollute water bodies. Learn how rain gardens work, how you can create a low-tech and effective rain garden, and which durable natives you should plant there. This fascinating presentation is open to the public, admission is free, and all are welcome to come and learn about this environmentally healthy aspect of gardening.

The Colonial Garden Club holds regular meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May, open to the public. Prospective members and guests are always welcome to attend.

For more information, visit www.gcfm.org/colonialgardenclubofmarlborough.