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Extension Master Gardener Memorial Garden

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In the Spring of 2017, the MASTER GARDENER(sm) volunteers of Vance and Warren Counties broke ground on a garden at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market in Henderson. After many months of hard work, on June 12, 2019, the garden was dedicated in memory of members of our group who have passed on.

Ribbon cutting during the garden dedication.

This Memorial Garden utilizes good performing plants that are drought tolerant and which can be grown with minimal pest issues. There is also an emphasis on plants that attract and/or provide habitat for beneficial insects (e.g. pollinators and predators), as well as plants that are native to Piedmont North Carolina. We invite you to visit this special place of beauty, learning, reflection and peace.

Overall view of the garden.

The garden would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, nor without generous contributions from many organizations and individuals.

Many of the Master Gardener volunteers who contributed to the effort.

The garden is dedicated to the memory of the following individuals, who have passed on after making noteworthy contributions to the community through the Master Gardener program: Robert Duke, Shirley Heidt, Zella Knight, Peggy Polak, Lucille Quinitchette, Phil Wilson, Carl Shafer and Betty Zielstorf.

A livestock watering trough into which has been converted into a planting container for herbs.

If you are interested in supporting this effort with a contribution, please contact paul_mckenzie@ncsu.edu or call 252-438-8188.

A butterfly on a purple coneflower plant.