The Oaks Nursing Home Courtyard Garden
The Oaks Nursing Home Courtyard Garden was one of the first projects undertaken by the HLMGA. The intent of the garden is to provide a beautiful space for the residents to enjoy and one that will hopefully brighten their days. The Courtyard Garden consists or raised beds and large pots filled with annuals, perennials, roses, bulbs, and even vegetables in season. Small trees add vertical interest and entry into the Garden is through a vine covered arbor. Something is blooming almost year round and birds and butterflies add movement and color. Volunteer responsibilities include participating in:
*Ad hoc planning activities
*Establishment of new beds or plantings
*Irregular maintenance, such as pruning or tying up roses;
*Monthly maintenance (watering, weeding, pathway cleanup, etc)
Each committee member picks a month and assumes responsibility for these on-going chores. Sometimes we add holiday decorations for a festive touch.
Location of the Oaks Nursing Home Courtyard Garden is at 507 West Jackson Street, Burnet, Texas, although it is not accessible from the street. The entrance to the Courtyard is behind the Oaks Nursing Home, which is inauspiciously marked by two dumpsters. This is truly a “feel-good” project that does not require a huge commitment of time and pays back tremendous rewards. Residents, their families, and nursing home staff are most appreciative of our efforts.
If you would like to help out with the Courtyard Garden, please contact:
Christy Stephens, 512-969-1198, CNT78611@yahoo.com or
Mica Powell, 469-552-3652, Starranch34@yahoo.com.