Beautification Sites

The club maintains garden sites at public and non-profit locations in Asheville to beautify the grounds and enhance the image of the community.

 

Asheville Community Theater, 35 East Walnut Street, Asheville,NC.

ACT garden site

ACT garden site

The horticultural plantings are  supplied by the club. Maintenance of the site is under the direction of : Walt Leginski and Chuck Rosenblum

Walt Leginski

Walt Leginski

Chuck Rosenblum

Chuck Rosenblum

Reuter Center on UNCA campus

Randy Harter begins to unpot a perennial for the expanded section of the Reuter Center on the UNCA campus.

Randy Harter begins to unpot a perennial for the expanded section of the Reuter Center on the UNCA campus.

Len Pardue helps his fellow garden club member plant native ground cover.

Len Pardue helps his fellow garden club member plant native ground cover.

Besides the landscaping the lower level of the Reuter Center, the club has expanded to the entrance beds using native plants selected by UNCA horticultural staff members. MGC-A provides the labor.  Recently MGC-1 installed a stone walkway on the lower level.  Maintenance of that portion of the site is under the direction of :

Joe Barrett

Joe Barrett

 

 

 

 

 

And Leo Bjorlie (picture in process)

 

Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake beautification site oneBeaver Lake beautification site fourBeaver Lake beautification site two

At Beaver Lake in North Asheville, members of the Club have landscaped and continue to maintain  beautification sites near the spillway on the northeast side of the lake and near the location of the warden’s station.  Maintenance is under the direction of :

Nelson Sobel

Nelson Sobel

Lewis Lamb

Lewis Lamb

Azalea Park

The Club will be providing plant materials and labor to beautify the area near the club house at the entrance to the City soccer fields on Azalea Road in Asheville The Club will be providing continuing maintenance of the planted area under the direction of :

 

Smith-McDowell House Museum

Smith McDowell House foundation plantings

Smith McDowell House foundation plantings

 

The club planned a joint enterprise with A.B.Tech and Western Carolina Historical Association to restore the grounds surrounding Smith-McDowell House Museum on the A.B.Tech campus to the intent of the original concept design created by Frederick Olmstead.  Olmstead was the designer for the Vanderbilt Estate in Asheville.  The first two phases have now been completed including the removal of dead trees, shrubs and plants not part of the original design.

 

Plantings as described in the drawings of 1900 were accomplished in 2014.  This year the project will be completed in the spring.  A dedication ceremony was held August, 20, 2015.   The project is under the direction of Bob Thatcher btman15@att.net

 

 

 

 

 

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