Garden club beautifies South Westminster
(Jun 27, 2013)
A group of volunteers from the Happy Transplants Garden Club spent 50 hours designing and planting an approximate 200-square-foot butterfly garden last month in the sculpture plaza adjacent to the Rodeo Market Community Arts Center on 73rd Avenue and Orchard Court.
The group worked in partnership with the Brickman Group, one of the nation’s largest landscape maintenance providers, who donated 24 hours of service in grading and rototilling the garden, along with all of the organic compost, plants and the irrigation system.
The plaza area was developed by the city and is maintained by volunteers of the South Westminster Arts Group (SWAG). Local Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 484 also maintains a second garden area.
The city plans to further develop the land adjacent to the plaza and extending behind the Rodeo Market later this summer.
SWAG’s annual Orchard Festival is featured in the plaza, along with its Sculpture on 73rd Avenue rotating sculpture program.
This new garden provides a beautiful enhancement to the area, which has become a community project serviced by many committed volunteers.
The plants selected for the garden were chosen because they are favorites of butterflies, and the garden was intended to have several seasons of interest.