Sunday, October 28, 2018

30 Years of Blooms

 Mandarin Demonstration Garden- 30 years of blooms anniversary-
 Partnership between the Duval county MG/IFAS program & the Mandarin Garden Club
 Saturday, October 13th, 2018    12-3pm

 A perfect pairing! Beautiful weather welcomed a beautiful crowd on an October Saturday afternoon in Mandarin.  Nearly 200 guests visited the Mandarin Garden Club property to explore and learn on the first official Public Gardens Day. The young and old, returns and first timers, locals and residents of connecting counties turned out and plugged into the various gardens stations to ask their questions, inquire about FYN services and learn how to sharpen their metal tools.  Droves of pollinators, bees, birds and butterflies, also joined the landscape of the many ornamental and native plants covering the 2.5 acre site.

 Jacksonville City councilman, Matt Schellenberg and Councilman at-large, Sam Newby
 presented a certificate/letter from Mayor Lenny Curry sending congratulations to the
 contributions both groups made together over the last 3 decades (see photos below). 

First Stop -Marcia Lancaster, Mary Forester, and Mary Kay Weis

Earl Keller at the Vegetable Garden

Holly School between the Ginger and Perennial Beds

Marlys Golatz and Mary Clark in front of the Repurpose Garden
Lora Lewis and Nancy Traver checking out the Potager Garden

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