Southborough Gardeners to spruce up the library

The Southborough Gardeners hope to make your next visit to the library a little bit prettier. The group has been working with library officials on a plan to improve landscaping at the library. They’ve offered to donate not only their time and expertise, but also money toward materials and outside labor.

“It’s a very generous gift.” Library Director Jane Cain told selectmen last week.

“The plan is to tear out materials that are overgrown and invasive, move other material, and replant and refurbish landscaping where needed,” Cain said. Work will primarily focus on the cemetery side of the library where there’s an established planting bed.

The Southborough Gardners has provided the library with a sketch of what the final landscaping might look like, but member Betty Meyer said they won’t know for sure how things will shape up until they start digging. “I think it’s a lot of ledge,” she said. “It may be a rock garden.”

Work is expected to begin as early as this week.

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Kathryn Marous
12 years ago

This is so generous of them. It would be nice if a local group (scouts?) planted something in the old horse troth that was featured on the Fox Zip Trip. It looked a little weedy and sad on TV.

Lisa Matthew
12 years ago

Ditto everything you wrote, Kathryn! This is quite a generous undertaking, and it would be nice if that troth (that I had never even noticed prior to Zip Trip) was spruced up too.

Kathryn Marous
12 years ago

Do I sound more credible if I correct my spelling to trough?

Mom
12 years ago

Last fall, did the Southborough Gardeners put in the planters at the corner of Framingham Road and Acre Bridge Road? And I think there are also some at the intersection of Framingham and 85? I pass by them all the time and they look sad, too. They must be hard to keep up, though. Probably need TONS of water.

carrie alpert
12 years ago

Kathryn–love your choice of words “weedy and sad”–i think that a rock garden would be fantastic.

Shelley Dropkin
12 years ago

As the current President of the Southborough Gardeners and on behalf of our members, I would like to confirm that we did not have any role in planting or maintaining the planters at the corner of Framingham Road and Acre Bridge Road. While this area has been discussed for future consideration, we have not recently been involved.

Kathryn Marous
12 years ago

I hope no one thought that I was in any way intimating that the Southborough Gardeners should have been or were involved in those planters. I only meant that I hope that the Gardeners’ generosity inspires other groups. It inspired me! By the way, the perennials I bought at the 09 plant sale came back beautifully this year. Thank you!

Mom
12 years ago

So who did put in those planters? Anyone know – and why they haven’t been maintained? The most healthy-looking plant I’ve seen in them is a big weed. Yuck. If they are not going to be maintained by the people who put them there, it would be wonderful if the Sboro Gardeners took over them…

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