Spring Clean-up Week

Historic Gardens Spring Clean-up… the Tradition Continues April 16-20!

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Mark April 16-20 (Mon-Fri) on your calendar, and try to find some time to join staff and volunteers at Annapolis Royal’s Historic Gardens for this year’s Spring Clean-up.

Poster Download: Spring Cleanup 2018

A community tradition, the first “Spring Clean-up” at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens occurred in April 1987. The initial concept arose as an offer from several Board members to volunteer on a Saturday in April to help the horticultural staff with the extensive clean-up that awaited after a long winter. The Board decided that they should publicize this “event” in case there were a few others in the community who might offer assistance. What resulted was beyond all expectations. The Gardens’ Spring Clean-up instantly became a major spring event in the community as volunteers donned their rubber boots and garden gloves, loaded their rakes and wheelbarrows in the car, and headed to the Gardens to help out.

Years later, the Gardens Clean-up has expanded to a week-long event. Volunteers find it a great opportunity to learn from Gardens staff, and the staff very much enjoy working side by side with the many volunteers. As one volunteer stated recently “What a wonderful opportunity it is to volunteer for Spring Clean-Up Week at the Historic Gardens! Not only does it feel great to be able to give back to this most beautiful corner-stone of our community, but it’s a fantastic learning opportunity too.”

Join the 2017 Historic Gardens Spring Cleanup efforts April 16-20 (Mon-Fri) 9am-4pm. Typical shifts are 9-12 or 1-4 each day. Volunteers can work several shifts during the week, or if you only have an hour to give, they’d love to see you regardless!  It makes a great family outing – an opportunity to work outdoors with your kids and teach them the value of volunteering at the same time.

Further information on the Clean-up can be obtained by calling the Gardens office at 532-7018.

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