Public invited to help plant

A new enabling garden is being established behind the library and commu­nity centre here.

Several years ago, the  Guelph Township Horticultural Society received money from the estate of Marion Brennan, a past member. After the new lib­rary was built some of that mon­ey was used to place a bench and a small garden orna­ment in the garden that the society had planted at the front of the library.

The society’s attention then turned to possible plans for the beautification of the back of the building. The site seemed the per­fect place to install a garden in Brennan’s memory.  As the area is easily accessible to all who come to the library, com­mu­nity centre or park, the en­abling aspect of the garden became an added attraction.

With the support of Township of Guelph-Eramosa and the Wellington County, a concrete pad, benches, a water feature, and the footings for a shade structure have been in­stalled. A variety of trees, shrubs and plants are being chosen for their ability to incite all of the senses. Some of them have been planted and the others will be planted this spring. There are still three raised planters, a shed and some additional plantings to add once the funds have been raised.

The raised planters will be made available to the residents of nearby Community Living and Hopewell homes.

On May 27 from 5 to 8pm, the Guelph Township Horticul­tural Society invites people to purchase and plant a perennial in the garden. Perennials select­ed to incite the senses or to attract birds and butterflies will be available to purchase and plant in a designated spot. There will be various price points so that all will be able to participate. Strawberries, cake, and refreshments will be served.

For further information or to volunteer, email  to gths­1922­