Rose Garden

CHARLES CITY LIONS – LARGEST PROJECT IN DECADES

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Charles City’s oldest continuous service club has re-investing in the beautification of their community along with the help of an anonymous donor. The Charles City Lions Club in Charles City took  on one of their largest club projects by revamping the 14,000 square foot Lions Club Rose Garden.

The garden, located at Riverside Drive and Main Street, in Charles City, was fashioned in 1971 as a community beautification project after the Charles City F5 tornado of 1968. A vacant warehouse stood at the garden’s location prior to the May 15, 1968 destruction. The local Lions Club tends to the garden, weeding, pruning, fertilizing, planting and watering for the last 42 years.

The new garden contains a brick walkway, more than 150 roses, a pergola, new limestone benches and sign, and the different variety of roses are identified so visitors to the garden can learn more about the species and know exactly what they’re looking at.

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• Brick Application Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from the construction, dedication, and the new garden