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Tryon Depot Garden continues to shine

The Civic Beautification Committee of the Tryon Garden Club, chaired by Denise Barthold, continues its effort to make the Depot Garden an idyllic retreat in the center of downtown Tryon.  

Last January, we reported the completion of reworking the irrigation system to cover most of the garden, the installation of pathway light fixtures as well as a new transformer. A grant from the Special Projects Fund of the Kirby Endowment Fund administered by Polk County Community Foundation enabled the completion of this Phase I portion of our project.

Phase II of the Depot Garden project is the addition of three post lights in the interior garden as part of the overall lighting plan. Jordan Smith of Jay’s Lawn and Landscape installed the posts and lanterns, dug trenches and laid the wire. Again, we are grateful for the Kirby Special Projects Fund, which paid for labor and materials for the installation, and we also thank the Polk County Appearance Committee which funded the lanterns, posts and anchor kits.

When you are in downtown Tryon, take a few minutes to stroll through the garden, or sit for awhile and enjoy this oasis. Chances are, you might see Denise, Jane Darby, Jack Carlock or Linda Lovelace maintaining the plants and keeping the pathways cleared.

Stay tuned for Phase III.

Submitted by Janet Peterson