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Children’s garden opens at ACDL

Garden first outdoor amenity for library greenspace

The ribbon was cut Monday (Sept. 18) evening at the Ashtabula County District Library’s Children Garden.

The fairy garden provides a whimsical place for children to learn about plants and the environment.

The garden is located immediately outside the children’s section of the downtown library and is in two sections. One is a circular walking path through plantings of native flowering plants. A second garden, near the building, is decorated with whimsical fairy houses.

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.—Cicero

The urban garden will provide a place for youngsters to learn about plants and where their food comes from, says Penny Neubauer, director of the ACDL. The library has big plans for the garden as well as the rest of the greenspace around the building. Neubauer says the plans include a gazebo or pavilion, walking path and perhaps a performance area.

Ducro Services donated $5,000 to create the garden; the balance of the project, $20,000, came from library funds.

John Patterson, 99th District State Representative, talks to guests at the opening of the Children’s Garden at the Ashtabula County District Library on Sept. 18. The dedication was one of many events during Aim Higher Ashtabula: Week of Hope.

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