Tryon Depot Garden lighting projects completed 

Published 1:42 pm Tuesday, November 5, 2019

At the end of summer, Tryon Garden Club reported on the installation of three post lights with lanterns in the interior garden as part of the overall lighting plan.

During October, Denise Barthold, Chair of Tryon Garden Club’s Civic Beautification Committee and Jordan Smith from Jay’s Lawn and Landscape, placed the flags to mark the up-lighting to focus on three oak trees in the center of the garden as well as two crepe myrtles by the Depot building. Fixtures and wire were ordered and installed, and the up-lighting and path-lighting now extend from the parking lot entrance, through the garden and out to the public sidewalk on Pacolet Street.

With this lighting project complete, the Tryon Garden Club wishes to thank the Polk County Community Foundation for administering the grant of the Special Projects Fund of the Kirby Endowment Foundation which paid for labor and certain materials for the installation. Many thanks also go to the Polk County Appearance Committee which funded the posts and lanterns. When the town of Tryon bought new trash cans, Jamie Carpenter and Scott Hooper of Tryon Downtown Development Association provided the Depot Garden with one of their old ones which was much nicer than the one we had.

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A lion’s share of credit must also go to the designer and project coordinator, Denise Barthold, and her team including: Jack Carlock, Jane Darby, Karen Hipp,  Linda Lovelace, Joanie Newman, Beth Rounds, Virginia Sechrest, Jean Shumway, Kathleen Sousa, Donna Southworth and Ann Wendling.

When you next visit downtown Tryon, step into the Depot Garden, and see what many community hands and supporters have accomplished.

Submitted by Janet Peterson