The Clarkston Farm and Garden Club creates and provides the care for Clarkston Independence District Library gardens during the summer months. Members design the beds, purchase and plant the flowers and shrubs, arrange for mulch to be spread and water the gardens all summer.
Four of the gardens represent classic children’s books. Every year, club members “March Into Reading” with Clarkston Schools’ 2nd grade students by reading and discussing one of these classics:
Designed to represent the diamond anniversary of The Clarkston Farm and Garden Club, the sculpture of budding seeds, created by a Center for Creative Arts student , is surrounded by hydrangeas, boxwood hedges and white carpet roses with Cleveland pear trees completing a diamond shape. Benches for sitting and enjoying the lovely garden with quotes at the base of the sculpture give the visitor ideas to ponder about libraries and gardens.