There have been many new additions to the garden this quarter. A beautiful arch was installed to welcome
guests into Elsabe’s Sensory Garden, along with an interpretive sign. New signs for future improvements are
posted (a Grass Display in 2022 and a First People’s Ethnobotany Display in 2024), and of course, planning for
our new Visitor Center is on-going.
Progress continues in the Children’s Garden. A shade structure has been installed, and CBG is currently
providing dedication/memory bricks which will be placed near the Scarecrow Water Feature, learning
stations, and throughout the Children’s Garden. The bricks are standard-sized building bricks that will be
inscribed with one name per brick for $40, available for purchase online or in the Gift Shoppe. These inscribed bricks
will be a lasting statement for any occasion: birthdays, in memory, graduations, congratulations, etc. Additional educational signs for the Children’s Garden are on order as well.
On June 3rd, we hosted our kickoff fundraiser for the Visitor Center with a small group due to COVID
restrictions. It was enormously successful thanks to our entertainers, Travis Brooks and Jeff Millard; our Chef
Aaron Nielsen; Architect Art Dyson who presented the structure; to our Board and members who assisted –
and to some very generous anonymous individuals whose donations will go a long way toward making the
Visitor Center a reality! THANK YOU to ALL! If you missed this event, don’t worry! Now that California has
“reopened,” we are planning another fundraiser in October open to all supporters. Stay tuned for details!