Avis Campbell Gardens, Maintained By Garden Club of Montclair, Offers Peaceful Oasis For All To Share

A letter to the Montclair Community and Baristanet readers:

It’s a blessing to share the Avis Campbell Gardens with our fellow gardeners, artists, families and people just looking for a peaceful moment’s rest. These historical gardens, enjoyed since 1952, are located behind the United Way Building at 60 South Fullerton Ave. Each bed is carefully planned and maintained by volunteers from the Garden Club of Montclair, one of the country’s oldest and most respected.

Rules standard to all public gardens apply—please stay on the pathways, do not pick or damage plantings or throw things into the fountain. We expect guardians of young children to observe these rules and preserve ACG for all to enjoy. Also, during this time, please respect the health of your fellow citizens and follow social distancing guidelines and mask requirements.

This is a teaching space for all ages. School groups and Girl Scout Troops are routinely welcomed to the gardens for programs. The event for May in Montclair, designed especially for children, has unfortunately been postponed.

Video surveillance cameras are in use 24/7 in the gardens and parking lot. United Way security guards keep watch on the building and garden grounds. If needed, a contact number for security is posted on both the side and rear glass doors.

Our members get great joy from sharing the Avis Campbell Gardens with the Montclair community and the gardening community the world over, especially during this time of stress and uncertainty. Please stop by and say hello as we make our rounds in the garden or contact us at gardenclubofmontclair.com.

Thank you,

Maureen Sprong
Chair, Avis Campbell Gardens & Grounds Committee
Garden Club of Montclair

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