Special To The Haldimand Press
June flew by with lots of activity by the Dunnville Horticultural Society (DHS) Town beds and planters were maintained by volunteers who tried (like everyone else) to stay ahead of the weeds in an unusually rain filled-month. We cancelled our June program so members could take part in GrandErie Garden Centre’s first Annual Garden Party. Mark Cullen was the special guest speaker, along with refreshments and amazing door prizes. DHS was given a beautiful location to promote our Society throughout the evening, as we happily signed up new members. The evening was enjoyed by all and well attended. The night’s entrance proceeds were given to DHS and will be used towards the Centennial Park and Fountain Rehabilitation project.
If you haven’t been to Centennial Park lately you are in for a surprise. The structural work on the fountain has just been completed and the living wall of ivy has been installed. Thanks to Ed Zylstra from Dunnville Silo Limited for all is help. The original raised relief panels were restored in May by Christian Corbet and Lukas France and the lighting has now been added. Thanks to Hines Electric for their help. DHS volunteers have filled the four beds surrounding the structure with beautiful red and white begonias donated from Konkle Greenhouses. Concrete pads have been poured awaiting installation of two benches. DHS has also added grasses beneath Muddy, and is working to restore the pollinator gardens in front. Look for further improvements to the park and pathways throughout the summer by Haldimand County. No summer programs are scheduled for DHS, but behind the scenes volunteers are tending the beds and planning the Rededication Celebration for Centennial Park and Fountain scheduled for Saturday September 23rd. Please visit our website www.dunnvillehortandgardenclub
.org and facebook page for regular updates.
pictured L-R DHS member Steve Elgersma, Michael Konkle from Konkle Greenhouses, DHS Director Gloria Hunter