The location of the Rain Garden Site is behind the Center of the Arts and on top of the hill to the left. Thanks to Joyce & Fritz Ackerman volunteering at this site for many years. They handed it off to Kate Ramsey in 2020 which she made some additional changes.
This picture is to the left of the side shown in the previous picture. Kate had removed the plant material in the center so the water should filter through this site.
It was a time for a landscaping change at The Chamber of Commerce garden site. Sharon Tabor, executive director of the Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce, and the BMBC volunteers worked together in formulating a new design for this site.
Many members came together to dig out the old and install these new plantings. Thanks to Ellen Frost for designing the landscape plant. Our Garden Site Coordinator, Pam Pauly, for overseeing the process. Also to all the volunteers for making this into a reality.
Like the branches of the mighty oak, the work of the Beautification Committee has spread throughout this town. From the Welcome Signs that greet visitors to Black Mountain, to the 20 public garden spots, the Committee works with town groups to realize this shared vision of Black Mountain as a hospitable, welcoming community.
There are 20 public garden sites in Town and are cared for by a committee member. They range in all sizes and in either full sun to part shade and some have their own unique requirements. But they all have one thing in common, they are tended and sustained by the member's love and care.
Jack Williams created a map of our public garden site locations throughout the historic district of the Town of Black Mountain. To download the map, please click below.