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Celebrations Set In Stone

Posted on May 11, 2017

If you pay a visit to RTPI this spring, you will find that our flower beds are bedecked with new garden stones. The garden in the circular drive received a stone in honor of, and donated by, the Green Thumb Garden Club, who has tended this garden for many years. A Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, “The earth laughs in flowers” adorns this stone, along with the iconic Snowy Owl image as painted by Roger Tory Peterson. The garden at the side of the building boasts a stone honoring the Jamestown Garden Club. This group tends the garden which is called “Eleanor’s Sanctuary” in memory of Mrs. Eleanor Sanctuary, a longtime Jamestown Garden Club member and avid gardener. This stone, which features an image of an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly as photographed by RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser, was made possible through a donation from the Sanctuary family. A Garden Stone Dedication Ceremony was held on the afternoon Friday, April 28th, and this event was immediately followed by an Artist Reception to introduce RTPI’s new exhibition, “ The Weiler’s Evolution: A Father and Son’s Artistic Journey”. Both events were well attended by members from both garden clubs, representatives from the RTPI staff and Board of Trustees, artist Dale Weiler and his wife Loti Woods, and many other guests. Please come and see for yourself what all the celebrations are about!

Left photo: Green Thumb Garden Club

Seated L-R: Regina Weatherbee, Kay Fugagli
Standing L-R: Bill Hackney – RTPI Board Chairman, Geri Swanson, Sharon Reed, Marlene Sanders, Jo Stewart, Tory Peterson – RTPI Board Member

Right photo: Jamestown Garden Club

Seated L-R: David Sanctuary, Bill Hackney – RTPI Board Chairman
Standing L-R: Joan Erickson, Tory Peterson – RTPI Board Member, Betsy Shepherd, Linda Yates