The Cleburne County Master Gardeners designed and planted the gardens fronting the newly dedicated Cleburne County Court Building on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
A total of nine Master Gardeners (Rick Baureis, Frits and Jane Druff, Bill Hudspeth, David Kuh, George and Michele Maxwell and Lee and Joanne Sizek) and one new Master Gardener recruit (Sandy Mills) spent the day putting over sixty trees, shrubs, grasses and ornamental plants in the gardens created by the Master Gardeners a week ago fronting the new Courthouse.
The gardens, plants and design use primarily draught-resistant foliage and a variety of textures and colors. The gardens are accented by five Crepe Myrtle trees in the entry islands and parking lot area.
As a group, the Cleburne County Master Gardeners provide over 3000 volunteer hours annually with projects throughout Cleburne County involving many civic, government and public education areas including, but not limited to the Cleburne County Courthouse, Cleburne County Library, Cleburne County Fair, Cleburne County Judge's Office, Cleburne County Master Gardener Greenhouse, Heber Springs Municipal Building, Heber Springs Cemetery, Heber Springs Airport, Historical Museum House, Tulaka Blvd, Waychoff Senior Center, Carl Garner Center & Corp. Project Planters, Greers Ferry Welcome Sign, Greers Ferry Park, Greers Ferry Municipal Building Planter, Quitman Elementary School Walking Track, Quitman City Hall, Quitman Cemetery Rose Garden as well as community education projects such as West Side School Jr. Master Gardeners, Meet the Masters, 4-H Judging, Heber Springs Spring Fest, Heber Springs Business EXPO, FFA Judging, and Mentoring New Master Gardeners.
The Master Gardener program is open to anyone interested in furthering their own knowledge and expertise in any and all aspects of gardening as well as educating and assisting the general public.