By Mike Feyder
In 2010, the Idyllwild Garden Club and the Idyllwild Area Historical Society embarked on an ambitious project to transform the grounds of the Idyllwild Museum into a Village Garden for all to enjoy. The Village Garden would provide an opportunity for visitors to learn about California native plants as well as other plants that adapt best to the mountain climate of Idyllwild and conserve water use. The park
-like setting would provide visitors with a place to rest, picnic and enjoy beautiful Idyllwild.
The project posed some challenges. It lacked adequate irrigation. A new system was required before the planting could begin. We submitted a grant request for help from the Idyllwild Community Fund.
We were pleased to receive a 2010 grant. How rewarding it was to know the ICF shared our dream and recognized the value of our project.
Because of the grant, Phase One of the garden is complete. The six stage irrigation system is fully installed and the pathways have been defined. This spring and fall 145 new plants will be positioned in two large beds to complete Phase Two. Come. Enjoy!
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