Since it was organized and federated in 1951, the Alta Vista Garden Club has had as one of its purposes to promote general civic improvements in the city. Today, we continue to strive to encourage community beautification through a multitude of garden projects.
|Recent Community Beautification has included planting daffodils and hyacinth in Veterans Memorial Park. This park is at the entrance to the city, and the cheery blooms of the daffodils, fronting the pioneer statue commemorating Prescott as the Territorial Capitol of Arizona, greeted visitors.
Photo by Dianne Murphy
|The Beautification Committee also collaborated with the Yavapai Regional Medical Center to develop a Healing Garden to be used by the staff for stress relief and communing with nature. Many hospital employees use this garden to take a break, eat lunch, and just relax.|
The committee also plants an Arbor Day tree each year, and this year, in honor of the state’s celebration of its Centennial, Alta Vista Garden Club planted an Autumn Blaze Maple as the Prescott Centennial Tree at the Prescott Public Library and an Eastern Rosebud at the Pioneer Home.