Grand Opening of Prattville’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Garden

Site of Prattville Agricultural Research Unit - Photo by Marc Parker
Site of Prattville Agricultural Research Unit - Photo by Marc Parker

Prattville – At 10:00 a.m. on May 23, Phase 1 of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Garden will open to the public. Senator Wendell Mitchell, Representative Mac Gipson, Prattville Mayor Jim Byard, and other dignitaries will be on hand for the ribbon cutting at the Prattville Agricultural Experiment Station at 713 County Road 4 East.

This first phase includes construction of the walkways and opening of the first two gardens – the Children’s Garden and the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden. Within the Children’s garden will be a playhouse, 3 Sisters Indian Garden, Dinosaur Dig Garden, Sundial Garden, Pizza Garden and Plants of the World Garden. The Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden will feature a uniquely designed “butterfly” shaped bed.

Senator Mitchell presented a $5,000 grant check in June of 2008 to the project’s executive committee members. The money was to be used for website development, construction of walkways and installation of the irrigation and beds for the Children’s Garden and the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden.

The public is encouraged to attend the ceremony on Saturday. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Mary Ray, Garden President, at 334-467-0232 or email her at treeladythree@yahoo.com.

Article by Melissa Parker

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