The gorgeous Sasanqua Camellias are in full bloom in the gardens. They must be seen up close to really appreciate how lovely they are and see how they brighten this fall season. In January the Japonica Camellias will be in bloom and will provide a splash of color in the wintry months. Visit the garden often and in all seasons so that you can enjoy the variety of blossoms, colors, foliage, trees and shrubs that change throughout the year.
The MBG Covid-19 Memorial Luminary Walk was made possible by our faithful MBG volunteers. Members of the MBG Board of Directors, Master Gardener volunteers, Volunteers from the Federation of Garden Clubs, members of the Deltas Social Sorority and Karats worked diligently to create, place and light the luminaries and arrange the stage for the program. Staff of the City Parks and Recreation Department contributed significantly to the event by constructing a stage, providing audio equipment and generally preparing the grounds. The MBG Events Committee, Public Relations Committee, Volunteer Committee and Garden Development Committee worked cooperatively for many months to plan, organize and produce this event for the community.
The MBG Covid-19 Memorial Luminary Walk was the beautiful gift to the community that it was intended to be. The opening program included members of the Mayor’s office, the City Council, the County Commission, led by MBG Board President, Dr. Tyna Davis, and supported by local pastors who focused the event on the importance of remembrance. Ron Handy expertly provided a musical background appropriate to the occasion. The 782 luminary lights guided visitors along the pathways through the gardens that provided a sense of comfort and peace as loved ones were remembered and honored. The illuminated pathways also offered visitors a glimpse of the beautiful gardens along the way.
The lions are dressed for the season.
A pink Sasanqua Camellia in full bloom, left, and entrance bows welcome visitors, right.