News of this long-awaited amenity was perfectly timed. Families, couples, and special guests, holding “I Support a Botanical Garden” snapped photos in front of our fabulous paper sunflower wall. Many visitors, especially younger ones, were happy to pin post-it squares on our idea board.
Most Popular Garden Features Desired:
- Rose Garden
- Water fountain / waterfall
- Butterfly Garden
- Fish/Koi Pond
- Japanese Garden
- Children’s Garden
- Herb Garden
- Native Garden
By the end of the day, the wish list grew to include whimsical ideas (fairy gardens); educational programs (plant workshops, seed library, and community garden); thoughtful comments on diversity, inclusion and accessibility; and an enthusiastic shout out for gardens celebrating cultures from around the globe.
It’s Not Too Late to Voice your Support/Share Ideas for a Botanical Garden in the Great Park
Great Park Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 26, 2 p.m.
Irvine City Hall, Council Chamber
One Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606-5207
City staff will present a map of possible locations for a botanical garden of 75 acres or more. Hope to see you there!
Great Park Planning and Public Input Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, October 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
Great Park – Hangar 244 (Located in the Palm Court Arts Complex adjacent to Parking Lot 2)
RSVP right away to attend this special event. Irvine residents, especially residents of the Great Park Neighborhoods, will have a voice in setting priorities for use of the last remaining acres of the Great Park. Let’s be sure supporters of a botanical garden are well-represented!