We are in the process of designing and constructing a Heritage Garden on the west side of the Museum. This will be a permanent living exhibit with an outdoor education area, native plants, pollinator plants, wildflowers and grasses.
[left: layout of the proposed Heritage Garden design]
[below: the area on the west side of the building where the Heritage Garden will be built in three phases]
We have found a local contractor who will take on our small but important project and pour the concrete for the sidewalk, as well as having several exciting and professional ideas to add to the garden area.
We met with a local sculptor who is inspired to create a bronze sculpture for the Heritage Garden that will fit ideally with the history of our lovely Museum. We hope to have something to look at around mid-November. .
The plans for the Heritage Garden include a meandering sidewalk through the garden that will be lined with memoriam and honor brick pavers. The paver program began in September and is going very well. You still have a chance, to recognize your family. The bricks are $200 each, but will be going up to $225 after December 1st, so order yours soon. A form to purchase and order your family paver is available in our online store.
[left: a sample brick paver]