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Welles-Turner Memorial Library
Main Street Front Gardens
As you enter the Welles-Turner Memorial Library on the Main Street side, you pass flanking gardens and a patio set off to the left. In May of 2004, Glastonbury Partners in Planting partnered with A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc/Glastonbury branch to redesign and renovate the gardens at the library. GPIP members designed the gardens, ordered plants, and arranged for the bluestone on the patio to be reset. A. G. Edwards donated $3,000 to fund this project and A. G. Edward’s employees donated their time to install the gardens. This was our first corporate "Partnership", a great success!

Rear Entrance Gardens
In the fall of 2007, Bob Shipman and Della Winans headed up the project to re-design and re-plant the gardens at the parking lot level entrance. Replacing the old daylily and vinca plantings, these gardens now have a variety of spring bulbs, roses that bloom most of the summer and evergreens for winter interest. GPIP installed a drip irrigation system. The Glastonbury Parks and Recreation Department maintains these gardens.
- Co-chairs: Sandy Linfert, Karen Rottner
Wells-Turner Library entrance
Each spring, new annuals are planted and all summer the gardens are maintained by GPIP volunteers on a weekly rotation. Then in mid-November they put the gardens to bed. Annuals are removed and the perennials are cut back in preparation for the winter.

A very special thanks to the GPIP volunteers who give their time to the care of these beautiful gardens. A special thanks, too, to Della Winans and Bob Shipman for designing both gardens and again to Della for selecting and ordering the all annuals that have been planted through 2009.
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Welles-Turner Memorial Library flowers
Welles-Turner Library
Glastonbury Library plantings
volunteers planting at Wells-Turner Library

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