This small brick building with green and copper trim on Wood St. across from Tops and the Skate Park is a City of Ithaca Water and Sewer facility. The planting area was started in 2014 with daffodils, tulips, Lilies, Hollyhocks and includes many native and pollinator plants.
These plants are intentionally left standing through the fall and winter to aid in beneficial insects overwintering in the stems, and are cut back in the spring.
The Pump House has been adopted by NYSEG since 2015, providing plants, sculpture, a Star Magnolia tree, trellises, a bird house, a garden bench and garden care.
Pycnanthemum Mountain Mint
Monarda fistulosa Wild Bergamot
Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly weed
Asclepias incarnate Swamp Milkweed
Penstemon barbatus 'Navigator' Beardtongue
Last updated February 13, 2020