New Partnership Propels Community Garden

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - Even in the summer sun, a group of gardeners are hard at work in downtown Abilene. It's a partnership between the Big Country Master Gardeners and First Central Presbyterian Church.

"We all came out here, we've had meetings out here, the project committee, and we look around and see what needs to be done and enjoy it," Sandy Shaw said.

But these volunteers also worked to help bring one woman's dream to life.

"After all this time, I'm just over the moon, that we've finally gotten approved for two different things," Danielle Delhomme said.

This garden was Delhomme's dream years ago, and now the project is a reality with the help of master gardeners.

"This project gives me goosebumps, it's a gift to the community from our church," Delhomme.

With a labyrinth and outdoor chapel in the works, the garden is home to plants, shrubs, herbs and fruit trees.
"It's a gift to the community, where people can come and meditate and write and sing and walk and walk the labyrinth and enjoy nature," Delhomme said.

And the community has already responded with donating plants and time to create this dream.

"It's for everybody, absolutely. It's a place of beauty, and serenity and love. I hope it's just filled up wtih love and beauty and I hope people sense that," Delhomme said.

If you would like to visit the garden, it is located at the northwest corner of N 4th Street and Beech in downtown Abilene. 

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