It was just last year at this time that the rain garden was designed and executed. I was out running this morning and thought the garden looked terrific, one year later. I had to go home and get the camera to share the results. You can view the pics from a year ago below from the post when the garden was initially laid out.
I spoke with Phyllis Duffy today at Founders Park ( Public Library). Phyllis works in our DPW Dept. She has been building a rain garden with direction and physical help from Jeff Hyland the principal of Ironwood Design and his staff.
Take a stroll down to inspect this artful and functional addition to our beautiful downtown. Jeff Hyland also provided the design for the Park & Recreation building on Court Street a few years ago. That design has now matured and is quite striking. When we did our home addition some years ago we commissioned Jeff for a yard torn asunder. The design he submitted was executed with few changes. I still consult the plans and plant lists he provided and they form the backbone of our gardens. Phyllis had an extra copy of Jeff’s plan which has the list of plants utilized in the rain garden.
Thanks to all who worked and donated their time and materials for this project.
Stratham Circle Nursery, Stonepost Nursery, Churchill’s, and Seacoast Farms Compost Products.
Jeff Hyland, Jay Perkins DPW, Conservation Committee, Park& Recreation Dept,Exeter Public Library.