With all of the public health precautions, public gardens the world over have faced closures, financial challenges, and in some cases deferred maintenance.
Some public gardens have used the closure time to accomplish long awaited improvements. The Japanese garden at Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, used the time to reset large stones along a path and repair a hillside.
Lili`uokalani Gardens in Hilo experienced a little of both deferred maintenance and long awaited improvement. Thanks to the quiet actions of several volunteer groups, several deferred maintenance projects are being brought current since July.
Here are some of the more recent tasks.
For more information, please see the Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens page on Facebook. Web page is under construction.