Colonnade Area Renovation, May 2008

$7,000 Colonnade Area renovation – Overgrown and infested with weeds; cleared and replanted with a variety of tropical foliage.

The Colonnade at Pinecrest Gardens is a long, densely planted, narrow area between the Meadow and the old bird aviary. Many of the plants there were chance seedlings from wild seeds brought in by birds, or were planted to screen the view from the aviary to the Meadow. The area was dense and tangled in many spots, with little character to the landscape.

Our idea was to remove the unwanted plants or species which turned into weeds, replacing them with more interesting plants. The Charitable Fund has underwritten this enhancement project, funding the labor and plants needed to breathe new life into this high visibility area.

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