Master Gardeners discover SoMa’s ‘secret’ garden
Master Gardener Bill Pumphrey (whom you may recognize as a Clinton School volunteer supreme) and Beth Phelps, a Pulaski County Extension Agent, visit with our own Master Gardener, Laverne Davis.
What a fun time we had at the Garden yesterday as about 75 Pulaski County Master Gardeners came to call.
Our garden master Laverne Davis gave guided tours, impromptu lectures and friendly tips, and many people were amazed to discover our little jewel on South Main.
Laverne Davis gives an off-the-turquoise-cuff mini-lecture.
Some of the gardeners are BG “regulars” and shared tips about events like The Bernice Garden Farmers’ Market and the South Main Vintage Market – serving as good will ambassadors in their own right.
Master Gardeners visit in the shade of the beautiful pavilion.
But most were full of questions and wonder – and luscious Blackberry Ginger Lemon iced tea from Loblolly at The Green Corner Store Soda Fountain just down the block.
Master Gardener Mary Harrison gets one-on-one time with Laverne Davis.
Five-year Master Gardener Sandy Furrer takes a moment to enjoy her tea and learn about Esse Purse Museum across the street.
I suspect many will be back. They seemed as delighted to be there as we were to have them.
You can tell by the photos that it was a good day.
Master Gardener Melody Parsley and Laverne Davis discuss wisteria climbing up one of the art installations.
Lots of time was spent just taking in the natural beauty.
Jean Hine, a 3-year Master Gardener who volunteers at the Scholar’s Garden Project at the Clinton School of Public Service, visits with TBG’s Laverne Davis.