Holly Point Nature Park
Located just past the Museum, this garden has evolved into an area that encourages children to enjoy the taste, touch, smell and look of gardening. The Middlesex first graders help plant "edible" landscape areas every year as part of their field trip to the park. Plants include the popular "Peanut Butter" tree, Bee Balm, Black Eyed Susans, Banana plant, and seasonal squash, tomatoes, and herb, along with strawberries and blueberries.
Several years ago the museum started a restoration project to stablize the shoreline. This project was so sucessful there are plans to stabilize the remaining shoreline.
Don't miss a walk in the woods, just past the Boat Shop. The unexpected wildlife sculptures guide you down a trail outlined with encore azaleas, blooming through spring, summer and fall. The surprise the Woodland Garden holds will certainly make you take a moment and enjoy the serenity of the woods. Benches donated by patrons dot the landscape for such peaceful outings.