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June 22, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Karen Ranney Wolkins
Executive Director

Phone: 419.536.5554 Cell: 419.340-2555


Community Garden Restoration Kickoff on the
Eve of National Planting Day

Toledo Botanical Garden is excited to announce a new collaboration around a community garden restoration initiative.  Friday, September 7 at 1:30 p.m., at the corner of Monroe Street and Grove Place (just north of Glenwood Lutheran Church and the Toledo Museum of Art), five generously donated oak leaf hydrangea shrubs will be planted to signify the official collaboration of several key partners and a small but strong group of neighborhood gardeners.

 On the eve of National Planting Day, sponsored by Keep Lucas County Beautiful, representatives from the Toledo Museum of Art, Glenwood Lutheran Church, Toledo Botanical Garden’s Toledo GROWs Program, and neighborhood gardeners will gather to thank The Anderson’s for the donation of these shrubs and to ceremoniously plant them in the Glenwood Community Garden.  With the involvement of all of these partners, this garden which will soon return to it’s previous prominence, providing fresh food, a peaceful retreat and a place of beauty for all to enjoy.  

Since 1996, Toledo GROWs (Gardens Revitalize Our World), the community gardening outreach program of Toledo Botanical Garden has taught thousands of people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds how to grow their own produce while beautifying their neighborhoods. Toledo GROWs provides seeds, plants, tools, planting materials, expertise, and volunteers in support of over 165 gardens throughout urban Toledo.


Visit Toledo Botanical Garden and enrich your life with over 60 acres of serene landscapes and picturesque gardens alive with color and fragrance. Explore the Artists Village and the outdoor sculpture collection, or take advantage of one of the many cultural events offered throughout the year. Open daily year-round, admission is free and always inspirational.
Toledo Botanical Garden, a public/private partnership between the Metroparks of the Toledo Area and the Toledo Botanical Board, Inc. in collaboration with the City of Toledo, is open seven days a week during daylight hours with no admission fee, except during certain special events. The Garden is located at 5403 Elmer Dr., between Reynolds and Holland-Sylvania roads, just south of Central Avenue. Visitors may also enter from Bancroft Street although there is no vehicular access to the north side of the Garden from the Bancroft entrance.
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  1. Sandy McKnight on August 19, 2012 said:

    My husband and i visited your garden today and am very concerned as to the ponds we noticed that the water was very low and there was a sign stating something about the dams it said to go this web site and it would be explained but there is nothing on this site could you please explain

  2. Melissa Shaner on August 19, 2012 said:

    Garden greetings!
    Thank you for posting to express your concern about the current Lake Renovation project. This is an exciting project made possible by a grant from the Ohio EPA to improve the biological & chemical water quality, restore a natural stream channel, expand and/or enhance wetlands, enhance portions of Crosby Lake
    and create a sustainable system. Check out Current Projecst and Future Growth on our home page for more information and a diagram of the completed project will be posted in the very new future.

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