See the Centennial Gardens Garden Mount grow!

The McGovern Centennial Gardens garden mount continues to grow upwards toward its planned 30-foot height 9 inches at a time.  The mount, which is located at the west end of the planned 740-foot central lawn, is composed of cement stabilized sand and will eventually be covered with soil and planted with low maintenance greenery.  The 9-inch lifts are placed in sections like a layer cake, then tamped and hardened before moving up to the next layer, spiraling toward the peak.  Accessible concrete walkways will lead to the top of the mount, affording a 360 degree view of the gardens below.  A waterfall will flow down the mount’s east side to a recirculating reflecting pond below.  Watch the progress–it is moving fast!Image