“Wood is universally beautiful to man. It is the most humanly intimate of all materials. ” Frank Lloyd Wright

The Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park loves our trees. It has been two years, since one of our beautiful oak trees was blown over in a storm similar to the one we had last night. We thought you would enjoy some before and after pictures.

Come visit us and sit on one of our beautiful custom benches. Better yet sponsor one of your own.

Acorn Bench from fallen oak tree

Final Product
Final Product
Oak leaf bench from fallen oak tree
Oak Tree that fell down during a storm in March of 2017
Founder Ethel Boykin standing by the tree to show how large it is.
The diameter of the tree was about 13 feet.
Drawing of the proposed benches by Corey at Beneath the Bark

The tree being carefully cut and transported to Beneath the Bark in August of 2017

Peace and Joy Winners

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority wins the Montgomery Botanical Gardens first Peace and Joy Contest

Winners with MBG President Tyna Davis

Winners with judge Adrienne Larkin

On Tuesday, December 17 the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park had Cookies and Cider to announce the winners of the first Peace and Joy Contest in the garden.  Three judges submitted their results on originality, best representation of the theme and beauty.  The second portion of the voting was for the public who went online and voted $1 each for their favorite exhibit.

MBG Board President Dr. Tyna Davis announced the winners.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. won first place winning both the judges vote and the online voting.  President Cassandra Brown accepted the plaque for them. Their exhibit was an angel spreading peace and joy.

Cassandra Brown, President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority with MBG Board President, Dr. Tyna Davis and MBG Board Member Ken Mahan

Peace and Joy to the World by
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

CARATS came in second place with their exhibit of a dog spreading Joy at the mailbox. President Cathy Wright accepted the second place trophy for them.

Wanda Anderson, VP of CARATS, Cathy Wright, President of CARATS, Dr. Tyna Davis and Ken Mahan

Spreading Joy by
Montgomery Chapter of The CARATS, Inc.

Day Street Baptist Missionary Church received third place with their joyful snowman.  Church member Lillie Grant was on hand to accept the award for them.

Lillie Garnier representing Day Street Baptist Church, Dr. Tyna Davis, Ken Mahan

Tidings of Great Joy by
Day Street Missionary Baptist Church

First Baptist Church received the honorable mention award with their Peace and Joy Christmas trees. Cathy Wright accepted the award for them.

Cathy Wright representing First Baptist Church with Dr. Tyna Davis and Ken Mahan

Peace and Joy by
First Baptist Church of Montgomery AL

The Montgomery Botanical Gardens appreciates these community leaders and organizations for participating in our Peace and Joy contest.  Please come to the garden and see our holiday decorations and exhibits.  They will be on display until December 22.

Please consider a donation to the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park so we can continue to grow our garden for the citizens of Montgomery.

 

 

Happy Holidays from the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park

The Montgomery Botanical Gardens wishes everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday Season.  

We appreciate your support this year with your attendance at events and classes, your membership and your donations.  Please remember us in your end of the year giving.  You can contribute online at our website montgomerybotanicalgardens.com.

You can mail a check to 

Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park

PO Box 344

Montgomery AL 36101

 

Peace and Joy at the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park

Come celebrate Peace and Joy at the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park.

Several area groups built displays that capture the Peace and Joy of the season.  The judges have submitted their votes and it is now up to you to vote for your favorite display.

The final day for voting is December 15. Each vote is $1 and you can vote as much or as many times as you want. All proceeds will go towards maintaining and adding to the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park.

We will have cookies and cider on Tuesday, December 17 at 3 pm to announce the winners.  Please drop by.

The Displays are below and you can vote by clicking on the link under the picture of your favorite display.

  Peace and Joy to the World by
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

Spreading Joy by
Montgomery Chapter of The CARATS, Inc. 

  Peace and Joy by
First Baptist Church of Montgomery AL

Tidings of Great Joy by
Day Street Missionary Baptist Church

Gnome Joy by
MBG Board of Directors