Thank you Montgomery from our President Dr. Tyna Davis

Dear Citizens of Montgomery:

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Botanical Gardens, we thank you for your ardent support and participation in the celebrations in our Gardens at Oak Park for National Public Gardens Week May 13-19, 2019. The Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park joins more than 175 Gardens commemorating the week nationwide.

Montgomery went green, thanks to the RSA Center located at 501 Dexter Avenue, and offered 15 exciting events throughout the week. We had more than 500 visitors to the Montgomery Botanical Gardens for the sponsored events and the Celebration. We are growing with new additions to the Gardens weekly. The Lions are returning to the Gardens.

The work we do would not be possible without the generous support of our donors. We thank all of the individuals, corporations, clubs, organizations, and foundations that have supported and will continue to support us in the future.

Donors Mac and Kathie McLeod

Our Mission to develop a stellar botanical garden for inspiration, education, and enrichment, is fast becoming a reality. Our Vision is to be a Garden that embraces Montgomery’s future as a vibrant, diverse city with an exceptional quality of life for all who live in and visit Montgomery.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of you for helping us forge our vision into reality. Again, thank you for your continued commitment, dedication, and faithful support of the Montgomery Botanical Gardens.

Sincerely,

Dr. Tyna D. Davis, President
Montgomery Botanical Gardens

Members of the Borden Family on the glider dedicated to John and Winifred Borden.
Great Grandchildren of Dr. William Barton Crum:
Jack and Salley Boyer (children of John and Elizabeth (Crum) Boyer, Will and Louise Crum (children of William and Laura (Tyson) Crum of Montgomery.

Maggie Stringer, Jane McCarthy & new member and winner of the container flowers Sharon Stewart

Bama Skiffle is the first Band to perform at the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park

 

Board Member and Band Member, Amanda Borden welcomed everyone to the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park’s first Band performance.  Bluegrass band, Bama Skiffle played a wonderful mix of songs for the guests that brought chairs and enjoyed the gorgeous afternoon.

Audience participation was encouraged and many sang along to variety of crowd favorite.  Many attendees brought picnics and sat under the trees.  The trees at the garden provided the perfect amount of shade for the guests.

Best shade around

Children enjoyed the concert, swinging on the gliders, and painting.


If you would like to attend our next picnic concert, please consider a membership.  

Fun Tree Id walk through the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park

 

The Tree ID tour through the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park on Thursday during National Public Garden Week was very informative.

Besides the large number of well established Oaks, Pines and Cherry trees, we have planted Tulip Poplar, Oak, Dogwood, Chaste, Crepe Myrtle, and Magnolia trees this past year.

We were excited to have several home school children attend and learn about the various trees at the Garden.  We look forward to having even more students in the garden this next school year.

If you would like to attend our next Tree Id walk, please consider a membership to be the first to know.

 

 


Tour of the Montgomery Botanical Gardens

Past President Ethel Boykin led several tours of the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park during National Public Garden Week.

Ethel pointed out some of the over 3000 plants that have been planted in the past two years.  She shared the history of the Garden and our plans for the future. We were excited that several people came back for more than one tour.  If you would like to know about future educational opportunities, please consider a membership.

Ethel led a tour of about 30 Bear Exploration Center 5th graders through the Garden on Friday during National Public Garden Week. We look forward to having more school children visit the gardens next year.

Bird Watching at the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park

Jenny Stowers led attendees through the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park during National Public Garden Week.

Jenny Stowers (center) before the Bird Watching Tour

As the attendees walked through the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park last Friday morning, they were surprised and pleased with the number and variety of birds that are in the garden.  As we plant more pollinator plants, we only expect this number to grow.

If you would like to know when the next bird watching tour is, please consider a membership at the Montgomery Botanical Gardens.  Memberships start at $25 per year.