Easter approaches (Sunday, March 27) and that signals a season of renewal to which Merrie Monarch Festival is attached. Before an estimated 12,000 visitors descend on Hilo for the annual hula event, Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens is calling on the gardening community to participate in an all-park cleanup Saturday, March 19, from 8 a.m. to noon.
County of Hawai`i department heads, Lions, Master Gardeners, kenjin kai, Boy Scouts, and other community groups have been invited to participate.
Please gather down the steps and ramp off Banyan Drive at the flat area near the lion dogs that were a gift from Nagasaki.
Participants are reminded to wear closed toe shoes, eye protection and gloves. Some tools and trash bags will be provided, but it would be a good idea to bring your favorite rake.
For further information, please contact Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens at (808) 895-8130.