Easter Egg Hunt Take-Aways 2018

Edith Heyck paints Roger Foster's portrait, Plein-Air

Edith Heyck paints Roger Foster’s portrait, with Plein-Air Painting Guide, Ethel Gordon

Happy Easter Monday! For a first-ever Egg Hunt – All ages, All abilities – we had a great spring celebration with old and new volunteers, Marlene and Ethel, new friends, Jennifer and daughter Jayna from Rockport, Edith and Roger from Newbury, and Kathleen and Tom from our neighborhood! Karl planted new trees – a weeping cherry and willow near the back pond, and a pink dogwood in the woods. He planted primroses in with the trellis Rose Garden, and fragrant carnations in the Cut Flower Garden.

Ethel volunteered as a plein-air painting guide. She coached Jayna on her painting of a deer. Edith also enjoyed painting a portrait of Roger. Kathleen found the golden egg and won the $1M chocolate bar. The women walked away with an Easter bonnet and fresh bouquet of their choice.

Guests were invited to find seven chakra colored eggs (pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white), all easily accessible on the edges of the gardens. The empty eggs could be turned in at the treats table. Treats included toys, fresh fruit, and candy. Seven garden-themed prizes hung in the trees included bulbs, playing cards, garden gloves, clay pots, twine, wind decorations, and hummingbird feeders. Three additional prizes were accessible on the trellis: garden flags, notepads, and bubbles.

This was a great way to open our 2018 Accessible Gardens season, and we hope to repeat this event next year.

Moving forward with a listening heart,
vision, inquiry, and action,
Mary

Jennifer and Jayna with Bonnet and Bouquet

Jennifer and Jayna with Bonnet and Bouquet

Jennifer photographs Jayna with her Deer Painting

Jennifer photographs Jayna with her Deer Painting

Ethel suggests a few final touches

Ethel suggests a few final touches

A new sidewalk chalk area is created

A new sidewalk chalk area is created

Kathleen Madden and Tom Schoenfeld enjoy a fresh bouquet

Kathleen Madden and Tom Schoenfeld

Wheelchair-Accessible Trellis Treats

Wheelchair-Accessible Trellis Treats

Tree-hung treatboxes for arms stretching outwards and upwards!

Tree-hung treatboxes for arms stretching outwards and upwards!

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