Thanks to the hard work of some Lakeway volunteers and the Parks and Recreation Department, the Chapel of the Four Seasons at Hamilton Greenbelt is getting a new landscaping look.
A mix of Garden Club alumni and Friends of the Parks began sprucing up the outdoor event spot near the greenbelt’s main entrance March 9 after city staff installed new hardscaping features such as irrigation and rock borders.
Some of the new plantings for the landscaping will include creeping lantana, gulf muhly, esperanza, blackfoot daisies, copper canyon daisies, Pride of Barbados, coral honeysuckle, fall asters and plumbago.
They also added to the chapel several wildflower photo spots for those ever-popular selfies or scenic pictures as well as a new split rail fence.
“We’ve had a number of people who have called us wanting a natural, intimate setting for weddings, remembrances, or baby dedications,” said Andra Bennett, Lakeway Parks and Recreation director.
Bennett expects the spring plantings to be complete by the end of April followed by fall plantings and the addition of rock ledge seating, subject to budget approval.
Volunteers who are contributing to the project are Linda Mackie, Sondra Morton, Allison Winchester, Carol Ferree, Archie Ruatto, Carol Linn, Lorraine Tallent, Pat and Doris McDermott, Carl and Kathleen Christensen, Ron and Mary Ann Moore, Ardelle Bahl, Bob Sauerman, Dave Cross and Cindy Berdan.
“The Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to partner with these volunteers to offer a more picturesque venue for the public to enjoy,” Bennett said.
(The Lakeway Garden Club is not a sponsor of this project.)