Garden Club Observes National Garden Week
To commemorate National Garden Week, the first week of June, the Darlington Garden Club placed bright flags and bows around the Square and also cleaned up and added roses, daylilies and lantana to the Lamar Highway entrance to town.
Benches the club recently added there around a circle of roses give the appearance of a tranquil park.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has stopped a lot of activity, the Darlington Garden Club has continued to work to make Darlington a nicer place.
Stroll through the walkway from Cashua Street to the public parking lot and you will see fresh plants, mulch and trellises with jasmine and climbing roses. A new flower bed in a corner of the city’s administration building is also courtesy of the Darlington Garden Club.
Their efforts this fall were rewarded this spring when cheerful daffodils brightened town. Upcoming projects include maintaining and adding to the planting in the median at the Mayo sign coming into town on Highway 52, and creating a pollinator garden behind the Cashua Street public parking lot by the proposed nature and walking trail.
Many thanks to the over 30 businesses and individuals that donated over $4,000 to the Garden Club to continue to make Darlington a more attractive place to live. And special thanks to two staunch supporters, Becky Ishman at Flower Baskets by Becky on Russell Street, and county councilman Bobby Kilgo. Ishman contributed the ribbon and tied the professional bows that go with the flags on the Square, and Kilgo helped with the planting on the Lamar Highway site.