Garden Fund’s Completed Projects in Pinecrest Gardens
With monies raised through donors, family foundations, and the annual soiree, the Garden Fund has initiated and financed several botanical enhancement projects in Pinecrest Gardens. By working with the Garden’s horticulturist in assessing the areas of greatest need, the targeted improvements that have thus far been made have had a significant and positive impact on some of the Garden’s most frequented sites.
To date, the Garden Fund has financed the following:
$600 | Promotional video of the Gardens.
$250 | Photographing projects.
$1,200 | Maintenance of Caribbean Garden.
$1,975.50 | Ten Years of Gardening Excellence; Ten points of color.
$3,600 | Maintenance on projects.
$6,000 | Smithsonian Matching Grant.
$2,380.55 | Horticulturist’s wish list items.
$12,730 | Swan Lake restoration project.
$5,245 | Refurbishing of the landscape at Red Road Entrance.
$1,380 | Four brass plaques for Garden Fund project sites.
$690 | Brass plaques for the Caribbean Hammock and the Charles Frazier Evans Garden.
$15,000 | Caribbean Hammock Garden.
$1,050 | Founders’ Wall Bench.
$8,800 | Resurfacing and tilling the Hidden Garden Pathway.
$3,300 | Planting of Banyan West Phase II.
$5,500 | Planting of Banyan West area.
$3,600 | Extensive clean-up of the Hidden Garden, the Terrace Garden, and the Colonnade Area.
$14,000 | Planting of the “Rainforest Grotto” adjacent to the former alligator pits in the lower garden.
$18,260 | Restoration of the Terrace Garden, including cleanup and replanting of 5,000 sq. ft. adjacent to one of the most highly visible areas of the Garden.
$18,950 | Installation of the “Hidden Garden”, a pathway, plantings, and a seating area with benches in the previously overgrown and inaccessible hardwood hammock section.
$1,500 | Purchase and installation of two golden Royal Poinciana trees
$7,000 | Colonnade Area renovation – Overgrown and infested with weeds; cleared and replanted with a variety of tropical foliage.
$8,000 | Restoration of the “Garden in the Trees”, a canopy of orchids, bromeliads, and ferns nestled in the tall oaks.
In their efforts to assist the Village of Pinecrest in their ongoing maintenance of Pinecrest Gardens, the Fund’s Board of Directors is continuously seeking sites that call for attention and enrichment. The Garden is a living entity that is forever changing and growing, and we are steadfast in our dedication to the belief that it contains the potential to be one of the most important botanical treasures in South Florida.