Volunteers help revitalize Manasquan Library garden


MANASQUAN — Over the summer, the Manasquan Public Library garden was revitalized in a collaborative effort between its original designer and members of the community.

The garden, nestled behind the library, was designed and constructed in 2013 by Andrew Ware as part of his Eagle Scout project.

The 35-foot-by-40-foot garden replaced the previously overgrown area, and “overlooks a mural of illustrated children’s book characters and serves as a beautiful, tranquil place to sit and read, tell stories and appreciate nature,” according to Lisa Crowning, a Manasquan High School [MHS] teacher who helped with the project over the summer.


The refurbishment, which took about a month to complete, included the installation of a sprinkler system; weeding, pruning and mulching the garden beds; updating the pathway stones and border; planting of new perennials; and replanting of existing plants to help them thrive.

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