Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park dedicates the Oak benches and iron gliders.
On Monday May 13, MBG hosted a reception for our Acorn Patron members and Bench and Glider Donors in the Garden. Guests enjoyed wine and cheese as they walked through the garden and enjoyed the beautiful and surprisingly cool evening.
Guests were treated to kind words of support from Mayor Todd Strange. He reiterated his support for the Botanical Garden and told everyone that no vision is too large for the city of Montgomery.
President Pro-Tem and District 3 Councilman Tracy Larkin voiced his excitement and support. Councilman Larkin has been a staunch friend for MBG since the beginning.
President Tyna Davis, Ph.D. thanked everyone for coming and their support and spoke on our activities during National Public Garden Week. Past President, Ethel Dozier Boykin spoke on the beginning of the Botanical Gardens and thanked all those that have helped us.
National Public Garden Chair Cathy Maddox introduced the families that sponsored the gorgeous benches and gliders in the garden. She thanked them for their help. The families are:
Oakleaf bench given by Kathie and Mac McLeod
Oakleaf bench in loving memory of J.T. Anders by Ethel Anders Boykin
Acorn Bench in loving memory of Dr. William Barton Crum by the Crum Family Charitable Foundation
Glider in loving memory of John and Winifred Borden by the Borden family members
Glider in loving memory of our parents by Anonymous
We are so grateful to these families that chose us to honor their loved one. The benches are made from a large oak that fell down during a storm. The iron gliders are a replica of the gliders that were once in the park. We have a few more benches and gliders available.
Executive Director, Jacque Foshee, talked about the future and the exciting opportunity of members participating in our Master Plan.
If you would like to participate in future events with Patron members, please consider joining at the Bronze Acorn Patron or above level. You can upgrade your Family membership to a Patron level.