Ask the Clark Gardener
Jim Newman, staff horticulturist of the Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc., has attained the designation of Certified Horticulturist bestowed by the American Society for Horticultural Science. Jim attained this designation based upon his work experience at Clark Botanic Garden and the passing of a rigorous examination testing on seven topic areas related to the horticultural profession. The American Society for Horticultural Science Certified Horticulturist professional certification program is the national credential validating the knowledge and skills of working horticultural practitioners in the industry of horticulture. Jim is listed in the Directory of Certified Horticulturists, on line at the American Society for Horticultural Science website.
Dear Fellow Gardeners:
Fall 2016. Final Stages of Construction of New Greenhouse Facility!
May 1, 2016. A Greenhouse Is Coming!
Close on the heals of the installation of a new roof on the Clark House, Clark Botanic Garden is in the midst of another major improvement with the construction begun of a modern greenhouse facility. The new facility will be adjacent to the old, inadequate “hoop” style greenhouse that has served Clark for years. The new facility will greatly expand the potential for overwintering tender plants and expanding a diverse plant inventory.
Construction of the new greenhouse facility will most likely continue through July 2016. While this major development project proceeds, we ask that visitors continue to patronize the garden, but be patient with the ongoing construction activities.
At times, there may be movement of construction vehicles through the parking lot. Some parking spaces will be unavailable throughout the construction. This will entail a particular challenge during the plant sale on May 6 and 7, but volunteers will be in the parking lot during the sale to facilitate easing any traffic difficulties. Bioferm sales will be strictly confined to Saturdays between 10 AM and 1:30 PM and during the plant sale, and customers will need to meet the salesperson outside the service gate in the parking lot. At times, construction noises may temporarily invade the usual serene atmosphere of the garden.
Please bear with us during this exciting time!
Remember, if you have a comment or question, send them to me at CBGardener2@gmail.com. And come for a visit!
The Clark Gardener
Archived Greenhouse Construction Photographs
- July 2015: Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
- July 2013: We Weren't Stronger Than the Storm
- December 2012: The Once and Future Clark Botanic Garden
- December 2012: How were your impatiens?
- October 13, 2011: Poison Ivory?
- September 7, 2011: Putting the Garden to Sleep
- March 10, 2011: “But yes, we have no bananas. We have no bananas today.”
- December 21, 2010: Winter Solstice
Annual Fund Drive
Clark Botanic Garden needs your help.
Please help us maintain our programs and preserve the Clark legacy as a thriving botanic garden by contributing to the Clark Botanic Garden Annual Fund. The garden's success is directly dependent on your generosity.