Normandy Botanical Garden Spring Planting and Clean-Up
05/03/2008 9:00 am
05/03/2008 12:00 pm
The SABA sponsored Spring Planting and Park Clean-Up is set for Saturday, May 3rd (rain date May 4th) at Normandy Botanical Gardens in South Ardmore. Last year was such a great success, where we had dozens of families and their children both donating plants and helping to dig them into the garden, that we hope to repeat it again this year. If your unfamiliar with what we have been doing here is the basic idea...
Normandy Park was designated a Botanical Garden a few years ago. Since then the South Ardmore Betterment Alliance(SABA) has been working towards beautifying the park by sponsoring events such as the Spring Planting and Clean-Up/Fall Festival and Bulb Planting. Both of these events rely on donated plants, shrubs and trees from the residents of South Ardmore and the volunteer efforts of those same residents to do the work of planting them and beautifying the park. Currently, if you drive past Normandy Botanical Gardens you might notice the flowing crocuses at the corner of Aubrey and Oakford, or the daffodils that make a semi-circle around the large silver maple tree on Cricket Ave., or the tulips that will soon flower at the corner of Cricket and Normandy - all of this and the flowers that will come later in the Spring are the proud result of South Ardmore families and their children volunteering their time and effort to beautify the park. Last year we had dozens of families working on the entry points at Cricket and Normandy and Cricket and Oakford, turning soil, creating flower beds and planting various flowering plants such as black-eyed susans and purple cone flower. On May 3rd SABA will be asking again for both plant donations and volunteers to come out and work in the park to continue this process of making our neighborhood beautiful.
Check back for updates on what to bring with you on the planting and clean-up day as well as for the areas we will be working on and what plants we are hoping for as donations on our wish list. Also, feel free to log on and ask any questions you might have or to add a comment.