Marion Garden Group News

Did you ever wonder who is responsible for planting and maintaining all of the cheerful window boxes and urns around Marion?  In addition to those boxes, new planters have popped up along busy intersections and transformed dusty corners into oases of beauty and color.  Volunteers of the Marion Garden Group are the ones dedicated to caring for the beautification projects of Marion. Non-members are welcome to volunteer as Planter Angels too! For information, check the website:

            At the Annual Meeting of the Marion Garden Group held recently, outgoing president, Liz Hatch, thanked all those who have supported MGG’s many activities.  The new Board of Directors include: Suzy Taylor, president; Sarah Mitchell, vice-president; Phyllis Partridge, treasurer; Lindy Williamson, secretary; Sylva Strand, programs; Kathleen Egger, membership; Wendy Bidstrup, publicity and Liz Hatch, past president.

            In addition to the window boxes and plantings, MGG supports community activities and made contributions to Council on Aging, Elizabeth Taber Library, EmpowerORR, Marion Art Center, Sippican Lands Trust and the Tree Committee.

            Membership dues and donations, plus special events and fundraisers make it all possible. Various committees work year round in preparation for the Annual Holiday Boutique and Wreath Sale.  There is a Plant Sale in the spring, a Semi-annual Garden Tour in the summer and various programs open to the public with MGG partnering with other nonprofits like Art in Bloom at the MAC and a lecture at the Music Hall with Sippican Historical Society.

            For more information about the Marion Garden Group, go to the website or speak with any of the workers in pink safety vests or green aprons carrying watering cans, clippers and bug spray.

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