BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jack Frick, President
Wylie Bledsoe, Executive V.P.
Howard McLean, Secretary
Mel Graves, Treasurer
GROUND COVER EDITOR
Dubuque Arboretum and
Botanical Gardens is a
supported by tax exempt
gifts and contributions. All
work is accomplished by
volunteers…there is no
paid staff. Every tree, shrub,
plant and seed is gifted from
arboretums and botanical
gardens, nurseries, growers
and friends from all over
BEYOND THE GARDEN GATE
FROM THE PRESIDENT
We had wonderful crowds at our concert series this summer, averaging
around 1,500 people per concert. Everyone seemed to really enjoy them.
Our flowers, annuals and perennials are still in full bloom and in their
prime. We invite you to come out and enjoy them.
All our volunteers put in a tremendous amount of hours this summer,
working every day of the week. Don’t forget to come to our Volunteer Recognition Dinner on
Wednesday, September 4, either at Noon or at 5:30 p.m. in the Packard Pavilion.
On a sad note, we have lost one of our great volunteers, Gary Vogel. He will be remembered
by DABG forever.
~ Submitted by Jack Frick, DABG Board President
FROM THE DIRECTOR
I find it hard to believe that we are already getting towards the end of the
summer season and our busiest time of the year. Our themed Monet gardens in lovely pastels look amazing right now. I am a proud volunteer of
one of the AAS Annual Garden beds, along with two of my friends who
are fellow Master Gardener interns with me this year. Once in a while,
they let me get out of the office to get my hands dirty!
In our last issue, we talked about the main visions of the DABG Strategic Plan. We are not
letting that gather dust as often happens. We are in the middle of creating new partnerships,
developing a long-term marketing plan, and raising funds for a sustainable future.
We invite you to “Come Grow with Us,” our new motto.
Submitted by Sandi Helgerson, DABG Executive Director
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