The Extension Office Gardens
Judy Niziolek, Chair
The Extension Office is one of the smaller garden projects, but it is highly visible located at one of the major intersections in town. It is one of the first things seen by visitors coming in to town from the west welcoming them to our beautiful Ozark home.
Planned and installed by the Class of 1999, the crape myrtles were dug from
the property where Wal-Mart sits. Many other plants were donated by
several members (many by John Skeffington) and the plan was quite different from what it is now. A large tree was on the site and the men in the group took it down.
The front of the garden is being developed into an annual section with winter pansies. The focus for the redesign is to make it a simpler, less crowded garden requiring less maintenance. We have two new co-chairs this year, 2014, Judy Niziolek and Paula Olson that will take over Emma Cook's and Mary Michaels hard work. Helping hands make gardening fun.
Directions to Go There
From Mountain Home
This project is located at Hwy. 5 South and US 62B in front of the Baxter County Sheriff's Office. It's best to park in the Old Police Department parking lot and walk down to the corner where the project is located.
Take Hwy. 62/412 towards Mountain Home. Once you get to Mountain Home stay on 62B until you reach Hwy. 5 South across from Baxter County Sheriff's Office. Turn right onto Hwy. 5 South and park in the first parking lot on your immediate left.
Normally we meet in the Old Police Department parking lot.