Kathy Lewis Thompson and Darius Thompson, 14 Drinkwater Rd, Exeter
Congratulations Kate and Darius.
Commercial Award Winner:
Great Bay Discovery Center, 89 Depot Road, Greenland
Piscataqua Garden Club designed and maintains the Zig Zag Garden bordering the wheelchair path down to the boardwalk. Something special meets the eye each season. In early summer a low-growing pink and fuschia geraniums surround a tall, unique, sculpture made of weathered tree trunks.
A woodland shade garden features various ferns, hosta, Solomon seal and bleeding hearts and surrounding the flagpole is a cheerful display of bright yellow marigolds, reddish orange ageratum and white dianthus.
An amphitheatre sprung from grape vines that have taken root, providing a shelter for a small child or two. The grape vine produces grapes for the birds.
Next to this natural shelter are three raised beds abundantly prolific in the summer with all kinds of vegetables for the volunteers to gather as they go home.
Behind the gardens is the 1/4 mile boardwalk bordered by a wet area, an open marsh filled with native phragmites.
The doghouse provides some summer greenery with its succulent roof!
In addition to all this wonderful landscaping, the GBDC is a green facility with solar roof, geothermal heating, porous asphalt driveway and walkway, green pavers and composting toilet.
Peaceful and lovely…..Congratulations, Great Bay Discovery Center