Novant recognizes Advance Garden Club’s contributions

Published 11:05 am Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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For the February meeting, members of the Advance Garden Club met at the Clemmons Medical Center – Novant Health for the dedication of a garden marker after their business meeting.

The marker was placed in the healing garden by the Clemmons Medical Center in appreciation for the club’s work in caring and nurturing of the garden for the enjoyment of patients, visitors, and staff.

Cinde Rinn read a dedication blessing for the marker and the meeting concluded with members viewing the garden.

The club adopted the healing garden outside the infusion room at the Clemmons Medical Center in 2018 with the mission to provide a tranquil and beautiful outdoor space for patients to see while undergoing treatment. Club members have worked together ito provide an attractive and serene outdoor garden by:

• providing assistance to the Clemmons Medical Center’s contracted landscape company with routine garden maintenance of weed control, pruning, deadheading, and watering;

• continuing to add new garden decor  such as flags, bird houses, and simple art pieces to make the garden more appealing;

• planting colorful annuals in the beds and decorative urns and then changing plants with the seasons of the year;

• creating a monarch butterfly habitat in 2019 which was certified as an official Monarch Waystation by Monarch Watch (; and

• continuing and expanding a curator garden of special interest within the healing garden.