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Garden Club To Improve Edmond Town Hall Landscaping



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Garden Club To Improve Edmond Town Hall Landscaping

By Steve Bigham

The Garden Club of Newtown is lending a hand in helping to improve the landscape around Edmond Town Hall, particularly in front.

The Garden Club has come up with a plan that calls for the replacement of some of the worn out hedges with Barberry and there has been some thought to planting crabapple trees and rhododendron. The club has also suggested that the existing Bradford pear trees be pruned.

The Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers sought out the help of the Garden Club in its effort to make the outside of the building more visually pleasing and easier to maintain.

“That will be the first time anybody has really done anything out front. We’re looking to improve the appearance of the building and the grounds,” noted Town Hall Board of Managers Chairman Edgar Beers. “The Garden Club is the obvious choice to help us with it because they’re into that stuff. They know what to put out there and what not to put out there.”

The re-planting plan has been on the agenda for several years; however, it was put off until both the town hall sidewalk and roof projects were completed.

“They asked our club to help out and we came up with a redesign of the whole front,” explained Garden Club member Ina Higgins. “Some of the shrubs will be donated by Planters Choice and the Town and Country Garden Club.”

The board of managers plans to hire a landscaper to do the initial work, which will include bringing in new topsoil and removing old hedges.

The re-planting project will begin in the spring.

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