The Friends of the Robbins Town Gardens and the Arlington Rotary sponsored a clean-up day in the Robbins Town Gardens between the Library and the Town Hall.
We were lucky – with the weather and the turn-out of volunteer helpers. Several members of the Arlington Rotary, the Friends of the Robbins Town Gardens, the Arlington Garden Club, and other Arlington residents gathered to help “spruce up” the garden in preparation for the Spring and Summer seasons.
Leftover leaves and sticks from the Winter were raked out from beneath the bushes and bagged for disposal in leaf bags donated by Shattuck Hardware. A lot of invasive plants were pulled up and some of the compacted soil in the garden beds was turned over and fertilized. The curves in the beds were more sharply defined, and new mulch was put down. In addition to helping the garden look more “put together”, the mulch should help combat the weeds and allow the ongoing garden work groups to focus their energies on tasks beyond keeping the weeds at bay.
New Pachysandra was planted at the top of the water rill, and young and old helped water and mulch the new plantings. We shared pizza, coffee, homemade cookies and doughnuts and had a great time together.
The Friends of the Robbins Town Gardens and the Garden Club will be working in the garden every other Thursday morning from 8:30 to 10:30 AM, and every Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 PM. The work schedule will also be posted here on our website. If you’d like to join us to help keep the garden looking beautiful, send an email to frtg2018@gmail and let us know which day you would like to work, and we’ll connect you with the appropriate person.
The garden is beautiful this time of year and well worth a visit if you haven’t been there in the past few weeks.