Special activities highlight garden club's August meeting
Special activities highlighted the August meeting of the Anna-Jo Garden Club.
Members met for lunch at Giant City Lodge near Makanda.
Members then traveled to the Mandala Gardens in Marion for a club field trip.
The program was presented by co-owner Diana Tigerlily.
The program was titled “The Magical Becoming of Mandala Gardens.” The program outlined events which led to the creation of Mandala Gardens.
In a relatively short period of time, the gardens came into being.
Purchase of property, tons of available sandstone, construction of the pond and creative people volunteering seemed to occur in a most divine and inspired manner.
Today the gardens boast of very artistic stone structures and planting areas.
The club met in a gazebo which was provided. Debby McKibben introduced Bryce Massey, the second Anna-Jo Garden Club scholarship recipient for 2019.
Bryce expressed his sincere gratitude for the scholarship, which will help him in his college career at Brown University. He credited his grandparents with his interest in gardening.
Planning for an upcoming garden walk in the park at the Anna-Jo Garden Club Park in Anna was the topic of the meeting.
The club notes that the Sept. 5 garden walk will offer an informative, pleasant and enjoyable evening open to the public.
The walk will include information about the park’s flower beds, other features of the park, refreshments and a gift to those who attend. One of the gifts will be an Annabelle hydrangea.
Special recognition will be given to individuals and groups responsible for helping make the park a beautiful refuge in the middle of a busy place.
The walk is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The park is located next to the parking lot east of McDonald’s.