Bedford Garden Club’s Civic Projects Beautify the Town

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Bedford Garden Club members planted the gardens and urns at Old Town Hall on Friday – Image (c) JMcCT, 2019 all rights reserved

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

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A much-appreciated civic project got underway under Friday’s blustery skies when members of the Bedford Garden Club began to plant the traffic island, corners, and planters at public buildings for the 2019 growing season.

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According to its 2018-2019 members’ yearbook, the Bedford Garden Club prepares and maintains gardens at 20 such sites throughout heavily traveled areas of Bedford. The club’s Civic Project includes tending the Lillian Dutton Memorial Herb Garden at the Job Lane Farm Museum, work that is an integral part of the historic preservation plan for one of Bedford’s oldest houses.

At each site, members plant perennials and annuals then they mulch, water, and weed creating four-season interest at many locations. The gardens and plantings have been designed, tended, and beautified by Club members for many years and benefit the entire Bedford community.

The annual beautification effort is led by Garden Club Civic Committee Chair Jan Burnes and a host of volunteers. The Club thanks the Bedford Department of Public Works for their ongoing support.

To learn more about the Bedford Garden Club, click this link to visit their website