|City Hall Courtyard - Photographer Bill Adkins|
From A Year On Market - September 19, 2014 101 North Court, Frederick MD USA
The gardens were designed by club member Ruth Schipper to be historically reflective of the same age as the building. It was then executed by the many garden club members and continues to be maintained by Tasker's Chance Garden Club with some support from the City. Garden club member Truby LaGarde supplied this information about the gardens:
CITY HALL & MISS MOTT'S GARDENS
|A few members of the Tasker's Chance Garden Club |
hard at work installing the City Hall garden design.
A bronze plaque was added to the garden giving recognition to the club for having established the gardens. Miss Mott’s garden, located on the Church St side of City Hall has been maintained by the club since its beginning. The garden honors Miss Mott,who was one of the club’s founding members. Today, perennials as well as annuals add a "pop" of color. Several native perennials of brown-eyed Susans and butterfly weeds were added this year. Watering is contracted by the club for upkeep and now that the gardens have matured less watering is needed.
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