Pottawatomie Garden Club presents landscaping award to St. Charles Public Library

On October 25, the Pottawatomie Garden Club presented its annual Landscape Commendation Award to the St. Charles Public Library.

Edith Craig, director of the library, was present at the club’s monthly meeting to receive the award.

The library has recently undergone extensive renovation and remodeling and as part of this restoration the landscape surrounding the library has been redesigned.

Landscape designer Nilay Mistry used the outdoor spaces throughout the project to facilitate learning and community coming together.

There is a sunken courtyard which features a series of concrete terraces and benches that serve as seating for a variety of events. Plus, there is a palette of native plants to provide color and texture throughout the year.

A variety of sculptures have found new importance among these perennials.

Members of the Garden Club felt that the redesign of the library landscape embodied the spirit of the award which is to beautify the community of St. Charles with the landscape.

The Pottawatomie Garden Club meets from March to October, the first Monday of the month.

For more information on the Gardening Club, visit the website pottagardenclub.org.

Since 1928, the members of the Pottawatomie Garden Club have made Saint-Charles a more beautiful community. They plant flowers on the Main Street and Illinois bridges, and around the municipal building each spring and fall; they honor former members with the memorial tree program; and each year they present a Landscape Commendation Award to businesses in the township.

The club also awards an annual scholarship to horticultural students and supports gardening and environmental projects in the community.

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