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Central Park Rose Garden Restoration Committee.
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Central Park Rose Garden
ROSE GARDEN RESTORATION COMMITTEE
The Rose Garden Restoration Committee was formed in 1995 by concerned neighbors and rose lovers whose aim was to save and restore the Central Park Rose Garden. It is the goal of the committee that through volunteer efforts and support, the Rose Garden will continue to bloom for many more generations of rose lovers.
In four years, the Rose Garden Restoration Committee has put in over $50,000.00 in donations and 3,000 volunteer hours to restore and enhance the Rose Garden.
Some of these enhancements are:
- A new watering system was installed.
- 90% of the rose bushes in the garden have been replaced.
- Heavy duty PVC edging has been installed on about 50% of the rose beds.
- Wholesale rose growers have donated approximately 200 rose bushes.
- Three cedar arbors were installed at two entrances off the entrance road and the other at the entryway nearest the waterfall pool. Paid for from funds donated as memorials.
- Three concrete benches were installed. Also paid for from funds donated as memorials.
- A regularly schedule spraying program was begun as part of ongoing maintenance to control black spot and mildew.
- A part time gardener was hired using funds from a grant from The Carlilian Foundation.
- 431 memorial bushes (including in memory of, in honor of and crime victims) are currently planted in the Rose Garden.
- Four garden party fundraisers have been held in the Rose Garden.
- A paved memorial walkway has been proposed as the Committee's 2000 fundraiser. This paved walkway will eventually connect the three arbors.
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