Community Beautification


Community Beautification

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.

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 1 YMCA photo CommunityGdns-01-YMCA-Planting-2013_zps558e9706.jpg
Replanted the YMCA entrance
Community Beautification 2 Yavapai photo CommunityGdns-02-Yavapai-College-March-2013_zpsf22abdc7.jpg
Yavapai College Sculpture Garden Rose Pruning March 2013
Community Beautification 3 Pioneers' Home photo CommunityGdns-03-PioneersHome2013_zpse3241c2c.jpg
Pioneers’ Home Rose Pruning 2013
Community Beautification 4 Abelia photo CommunityGdns-04-Abelia-Plantings_zps59b5afdc.jpg
Abelia Plantings at Yavapai College Sculpture Garden
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.
Veteran's Memorial Park
Veteran’s Memorial Park
Photo by Dianne Murphy
Yavapai RMC Healing Garden
Yavapai Regional Medical Center Healing Garden

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.

Centennial Tree Planting
Centennial Tree Planting
Pioneer Home Planting
Pioneer Home Planting