What’s new at the Botanic Garden
by Terry Harding
-Traffic at the garden has picked up considerably. It is heartwarming to see so many people pop into the visitor center and decide to go on a personalized tour. For those who haven’t been there recently, the Sugar Maple allee of trees are now in place.
-Irrigation is now in place for the front white garden and lawn area by the Visitor Center. The walled garden has been planted with perennials and should be quite showy in a few years. The green roof on the tack house at the walled garden looks like it is thriving.
-The Community Gardeners are busy caring for their crops as well as the donor garden following the teachings in Ellen Ecker Ogden’s seminar on building a veggie garden. SEEDs is working on their area cleaning and refining beds. The solar panels for the watering system for Community Gardens and SEEDS area are providing the water needed for growing the veggies and flowers.
-The mowed Labyrinth is available for those who want to include a little exercise/meditation to their day. All in all, the Historic Barns Park is the place to check out.
-Marina Deering orchestrated the Colantha Festival celebrating the famed cow’s 100th birthday with the release of a children’s book about her.
-Of course weddings, receptions and parties have taken place and will continue thru the year.
-Of special note is an event titled “Celebrating Garden Clubs at the Garden” will take place July 31st. from 10 to 4pm. All club members are invited to come and see what is happening at the Garden. There will be a special Blue Star Memorial dedication that day at 2 pm presented by The Friendly Garden Club of TC. Also, a Bonsai exhibit will be on display on the upper level of the Visitor Center presented by the Bonsai Society. The Master Gardeners will have a display with information regarding the fall MG course and general information about the program. Special discounts at the Visitor Center Gift Shop will be available for those who join the Garden. There will be wagon tours and last but not least there will be refreshments. It should be a great way to spend a Sunday at the Garden.