by Nancy & Roger Fitness
Since we began the implementation of the Rose Haven Committee Master Plan for improvements to the garden almost two years ago a lot has happened. First the new pond with waterfall and new aquatic plants. Next the Labyrinth and the simultaneous upgrade to the Pavilion with concrete floor and a border planting of sweet laurel. We have seen the planting of the Peace and Friendship Garden. Very soon will be the installation of the new gazebo.
These changes do not go unnoticed by visitors to the garden. They comment to volunteers how beautiful the garden looks, and how much they love these new features. This has also presented new possibilities for holding special events and created a sought-after location for photographers.
Committee members have implemented Reservation Guidelines, a Wedding Ceremony policy, and Professional Photography policy. These guidelines and policies are posted at the garden and are also easily accessed on our website. These reservations and permits allow us to collect money for the use of the garden and its facilities, that in turn helps to fund the garden maintenance and improvements. Applications can be completed on the website, approved by a committee member, and the funds paid through our PayPal account making it very user friendly.
We recently completed a new path from the entrance to the Pavilion that takes visitors directly to our donation box. With spring has come a beautiful first bloom. Visitors to the garden are showing their appreciation with generous donations.
Even with these new sources of revenue, we want to remind our members that all donations are extremely important to the viability of maintaining the garden. Please think of your donation as a gift to the community. Rose Society volunteers bring the garden to life for families and all who visit offering education and events promoting heathy living, quiet enjoyment, and active learning. Donations can easily be made on our website.
And don’t forget to use Amazon Smiles designating Temecula Valley Rose Society, and to purchase Stater Brothers grocery gift cards. All of these add to our revenue stream.