The Mill Mountain Garden Club’s restoration campaign raised approximately $200,000.The Mill Mountain Garden Club is celebrating, with a ribbon-cutting, the reopening of the Wildflower Garden on April 22 at 12 p.m. The ceremony is open to the public and will be held at the new Wildflower Garden entrance adjacent to the Mill Mountain Discovery Center.
Mill Mountain Garden Club’s restoration campaign raised $200,000 to transform this two-and-a-half acre garden into a revitalized urban oasis. Among the highlights: a restored cascading tiered pond; rerouted and ADA compliant walkways; numerous new stone benches; a charming fairy garden and a star stump jump have been installed. There are breathtaking vistas and hundreds of native plants, shrubs and trees have been planted.
The club developed a garden plan emphasizing the importance and beauty of native plants, enhancing the visitor experience with areas for quiet reflection.
So, amongst the trees and the peaceful serenity of Mill Mountain, there is a restored hidden gem to enjoy and explore.
The Mill Mountain Garden Club, is a 100-member, all-volunteer organization, having the mission of promoting and protecting the natural beauty of the Roanoke Valley and the surrounding area.
- Submitted by Lee Robinson,Mill Mountain Garden Club Public Relations