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Milton joins national green up

City of Milton Manager Brian Watkins and Lee Willingham, city arborist, were awarded Milton Garden Club’s Community Pride Award for August, last year. City of Milton Mayor Wesley Meiss will deliver this year’s proclamation for National Garden Week.

National Garden Week kicks off June 7 and wraps up Saturday, June 13. All events will take place at the Milton Garden Club located at 5256 Alabama Street unless otherwise noted. Here is a rundown of the week’s itinerary:

Sunday, 2 p.m. – Blessing of the gardens, open house, and ice cream social

Monday – Ribbon cutting with Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, proclamation presented by Mayor Wesley Meiss, “Get to know your Garden Club” and membership drive

Tuesday – Vegetables and herbs with Mary Derrick, Santa Rosa County Extension Agent

Wednesday – City of Milton historical overview

Thursday – Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida with Dorothy Kaufman and her critters

Friday – Butterfly gardens by President Louise B. of the Panhandle Butterfly House

Saturday – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Third Annual Community Yard and Plant Sale with local arts and crafts.

Daily programs start at 10 a.m. (except Sunday) and are free and open to the public.

This article originally appeared on Santa Rosa Press Gazette: Milton joins national green up


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