Alzheimer’s Association in Greensboro’s City Park

04 Jun

Greensboro’s downtown City Park was the location for the Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Association. The turn out was fabulous.


The weather was perfect and people were sporting their purple t-shirts for the 1 mile Memory Walk.


The mist from the water feature was also popular for cooling off.


Snacks and refreshments were provided too.


We were invited by a volunteer for the Alzheimer event, Marty McFarling of Ameriprise Financial, who is now our financial planner.

I couldn’t help noticing the beautiful plant material within City Park. A Bald Cypress specimen caught my eye.


These trees grow perfectly pyramidal and are deciduous. the fine textured foliage adds grace to any landscape.


Several drought tolerate plants  throughout City Park provided color. Yarrow is a perennial and a great cutting flower for centerpieces.


Black-eyed susan is another drought tolerate perennial and also deer resistant.


A lovely surprise is this underused groundcover, creeping raspberry.


This full sun groundcover even turns red in the fall.


Blue Fescue (to the left) is a very small grass perfect for the petite, full sun landscapes.


Ferns are perennials which are either evergreen or deciduous. The Autumn Fern is evergreen and new growth has a copper color.


Autumn Ferns are perfect for woodland shade gardens and provide unique texture.


If you know of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, think about donating or participating in events raising money to find a cure.


Happy Planting!

Diana Gardner-Williams

Landscape Design and Installation


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2 responses to “Alzheimer’s Association in Greensboro’s City Park

  1. Marty

    June 4, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the link and plug. Great info on the various plants in the park.


  2. Tobias Wolf

    January 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Hi Diana –

    Thank you for your article and for your mention of the plantings at Center City Park! The park was designed by Halvorson Design of Boston, and I was the landscape architect responsible for the planting design. Because of the distance between here and there, I haven’t had the opportunity to see how the park and the plants are doing. Your photos, though they’re from a while back, are extremely reassuring!

    I’d like to mention this post on my professional web site and my semi-dormant blog, which is at

    Thank you again for your including the plantings in your post!

    All the best – Toby Wolf


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