After living in the South Hills most of my life, and now having lived about 5 minutes away from South Park for over a decade, I’m still discovering new things around here. I was taking my girls to a new summer camp the GPS took me down McConkey Rd, which I’ve never been down before, and over to the side was a very large garden. On the way back from dropping off the girls, I had to stop by and check out this lovely public garden.
It was pretty awesome! There were plants edible, ornamental, and native. There were trees, shrubs, and flowers. There was a composting setup, space to walk around, and a couple garden features. There was a pollinator friendly garden. There were informative signs and many plants were labeled.
One of the signs mentioned the garden is staffed on Tuesday evenings. I will make it out there one of these Tuesdays to see if they need any volunteers and to just shoot the breeze.
I don’t know how I’ve never happened upon this garden before, but I was thrilled to have found it. It is actually right behind a parking lot on Corrigan Dr., so it’s a great place to park, take in the garden, then hit Corrigan for a walk. Or do what I did and take the hiking trail up into the woods at the end of that parking lot. Yet another great treasure in the South Hills.