Courthouse re-use project continues

Thu, 10/16/2008 - 3:48pm
By: The Citizen

The much-anticipated $7.5 million adaptive re-use project planned for the Coweta County Courthouse will take a visible step forward this week with the removal of the hydrangeas and nandinas. Crews began trimming and removing the plants this week.

The plants are being given to the Coweta County Extension Service and the program will be managed by the Master Gardeners.

It is estimated that there are 500-600 nandinas and 350 hydrangeas on the courthouse square. The majority of these plants will be pruned, potted and cared for by the Master Gardeners and then sold with the proceeds going to support the programs of the master gardeners and the Extension Service. About 100 of the nandinas will go to the Coweta County School system for use at the new elementary school on Jim Starr Road. In addition, some of the hydrangeas will be planted at the fairgrounds.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these plants, they will be available at the Master Gardeners’ Oct. 25 Fall Garden Tour ($30 ticket includes five gardens and dinner), November’s Market Day and the annual spring plant sale. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 770-254-2620.

The Master Gardners are a volunteer organization operating as an arm of the Extension Service. They use their expertise and time in designing and maintaining several county landscapes, including the Justice Center Courtyard.

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