Alta Vista Garden Club Community Beautification Projects

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.

In 2017, the committee spread mulch at the Smoki Museum, cleaned up planters and added flowers at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, with also continuing to work with school children.

In 2017, We have supported Coyote Springs School in a donation and 2 of our members weekly teaching the students in cooking the vegetables they pick in their school vegetable garden.  Also in 2017, we have collected and donated tools to Mountain Oak Elementary School for their vegetable garden along with Coyote Springs Elementary School. Working with children in planting and growing vegetable is the 2015-12017 National Garden Clubs President’s Project.

In 2016 the Community Beautification Committee has demonstrated pruning fruit tree to Coyote Springs Elementary School 4th grades.

In 2015-2016, this committee replanted the large planter box outside of the Prescott Fire Station on White Spar Road. This is the firestation that has the Firefighter statue. Pruning and cleaning up the site is on a continuing basis.

The YMCA entrance was replanted.

The beautification committee also enhanced the Yavapai College Sculpture Garden by planting daffodils in drifts on a slope facing the newest section of the garden and several Abelia shrubs around the sculpture “Sitting Woman”. They also pruned and fertilized the rose garden using the exercise as a teaching opportunity to members of the club and at the AFGC State Convention.

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. 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 in 2012, 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. In 2017 the club presented a check to the Highlands Center, James Discover Center. We took a tour of the new facility