Progress Continues on McGovern Centennial Gardens

Time is drawing near for the grand opening of the McGovern Centennial Gardens and Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion on October 18, 2014, scheduled rain or shine from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Take a look at what’s been happening! Tall pines have been planted on the Tudor Family Pine Hill Walk. Irrigation is being installed throughout the Gardens. The Hawkins Sculpture Walk is ready for the sparkling clean sculptures from the former garden center site to be installed in their new homes inside the Caroline/Hermann Drive entrance to the new gardens. The Garden Mount is sporting it’s new Zoysia ground cover, with the spiraling accommodating concrete paths in place. The Family Garden’s vegetable and herb beds are waiting for winter plantings. The perennial borders’ variety of plants are ready and waiting to be placed. The arbor structures are going vertical. The boulder cirque is being stacked near the Friendship Pavilion (which was given to the city of Houston as a gift from the mayor of the city of Taipei, Taiwan in 1978).
So stay tuned for additional progress reports. And although things are moving quickly, rain in the last several weeks has slowed construction. As a result, after the grand opening celebration on the 18th, the Gardens will remain closed to the public as we continue to work to get them completed, so it will be a few weeks thereafter before the Gardens can actually officially open to Park visitors.
Will keep you posted!




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