It’s a natural display that would make the father of electricity proud… A group of trained volunteers from the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County says it has been restoring the flowerbeds at the Glenmont Estate, the former home of inventor Thomas Edison, since 2009. Once robust, the gardens on the 15.7-acre grounds of the estate, located in the gated Llewellyn Park section of West Orange, had fallen flat by the 2000s, the group said… "There really wasn’t much there beforehand," Pat Hewitt, the president of the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County, said of the estate’s landscaping. "The gardens had lapsed into just a grassy area."… For their work, the group recently received the "Award of Excellence" from the statewide Rutgers Master Gardeners Association of New Jersey, which trains volunteers throughout the state to engage in local horticultural projects.
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