The Bridge of Flowers opened today. There was a delay while the new irrigation system was installed. Now the beds on both sides of the path can be watered, without a water brigade. The volunteer Flower Brigade was on duty, raking and bringing the debris to the Franklin County Waste Management Dumpster. The debris will eventually come back to the Bridge as beautiful nourishing compost from Martin’s Farm in Greenfield.
There aren’t many flowers yet, but more will be in bloom every day. By mid to late May no one will wonder why 35,000 visitors from all over the world signed the Guest book last year. In May perennials, trees, shrubs, and annuals will be in bloom joining the hundreds of bulbs of every type. The Bridge of Flowers has a website, and a Facebook page.
The Bridge of Flowers also has Friends who make it possible to add beautiful elements like the Stone Fountain. In a couple of weeks the new Bench will be installed. Wait til you see it! You can read all about the Bridge on the 2013 Annual Report here.
I am so proud to be a member of the Bridge of Flowers Committee. I hope you can all vist the Bridge this season. It is going to be more beautiful than ever!