Heritage Museums & Gardens installed a new bioswale sign in the Birch parking lot in October, thanks to a grant funded by CARE for the Cape & Islands.
Since most of Heritage’s grounds are self-guided, interpretive panels are a key component of the educational mission, allowing visitors to engage with the plants, buildings, and exhibits at their own pace and comfort level. The signage gives people information on the bioswale, which is essentially a rain garden that assists with drainage and filtration in the parking lot. When it is in full bloom in the summer, it is an amazing combination of visual beauty, engineering, and sustainability.
Jill Talladay, left, director of CARE for the Cape and Islands and Anne Scott-Putney, president & CEO of Heritage Museums & Gardens.