The Horticulture Group
A new group is developing focused on the the art and practice of garden cultivation and management. You can often find them near the small greenhouse just to the left of the garden entrance. They chose an apt name for themselves, "The Horticulture Group".
Under the leadership of Randy Knight, Alice Mikkelson and Ann Clement, well-known green-thumb gardeners, and the many dedicated volunteers, this group has beautified the entrance of Mead Botanical Garden to the oohs and ahs of visitors. They are bringing back to life the initial botanical plants that were made to honor T. L. Mead`s accomplishments in horticuture. Research is on-going to locate the original planting sites and to collect examples of Mead`s original plant hybrids
The group restores, collects and propagates three primary plant groups: cycads, begonias and bromeliads. These groups were of primary interest to T.L. Mead. Cycads, in particular, are becoming more rare.
Their overall design includes working with Tim Egan to develop a Rain Garden between the greenhouse and the clay pit.
They welcome help from other volunteers, and have already received some outstanding plant donations. More are always welcom!!
Watch the calendar for upcoming workshops and classes. Drop by any Tuesday or Friday from 9 am until noon when volunteers meet and enjoy a stimulating day in the garden.