The Parks volunteers had their first work day this week. We had a particularly tough New England winter: prolonged arctic temperatures and lots of snow. The soil on the north sides of the hedges at the Pavilion Garden was still frozen but were we able to do our first spring clean up. There was a minor amount of vole damage this year, probably due to the cold temperatures. It was good to remove the debris of dead leaves and create a clean slate for the emerging bulbs.
Susannah is raking the central path at the Pavilion Garden
Our newest volunteer, Kiki, had her first work day. She had great energy and has even promised to return next week.
Maude and Mollie are expert experienced gardeners. Maude has cleaned this garden for 15 seasons!