Buzz: ‘As Time Goes By’ garden proposed for Clocktower’s Neely Hill. Patchwork under way on Ga. 20 in West Rome.

Buzz: ‘As Time Goes By’ garden proposed for Clocktower’s Neely Hill. Patchwork under way on Ga. 20 in West Rome.

With a $10,000 goal, the Myrtle Hill-Oak Hill Memorial Association is launching a project to create a garden on Neely Hill beside the Rome Clocktower.

Landscape artist, John Schulz, has designed a new garden titled, As Time Goes By.  “As the clock chimes to announce the time of day, the garden will follow time through the seasons, announcing the shifts with changing flowers and foliage,” said Shulz.  “The garden and the clock will work together to present a ‘Fourth Dimension’”.

The area for the garden is on the east and south upper borders of the hill facing East Third Street. The total garden will span about 170 feet. Paths will lead visitors into and through the garden that will feature flowering blooms every day of the year once the garden grows in.

The garden will be dedicated in honor of historian Anne Culpepper and the time she has spent sharing her love of Rome’s history. Anne started volunteering for the tourism office in 1972 where she served daily. She retired from her official tourism volunteer duties in 2017, but is still engaged in the local community.

The association is targeting a spring dedication. Donations of $250 or more will be listed on garden signage. Mailed or in-person check donations will be accepted at the Last Stop Gift Shop at 402 Civic Center Drive across from Applebee’s. Checks should be made payable to the Myrtle Hill-Oak Hill Memorial Association. For more:  Website or 706.295.5576.

 

Georgia DOT advises motorists on Ga. 20 in Floyd County that maintenance crews will begin today their work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on this highway. Work will proceed daily Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. This maintenance operation and the temporary lane closure it necessitates are weather permitting and subject to change.

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