Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cannon Park floral beautification

The grounds of the old Charleston Museum are now known as Cannon Park, and the four iconic columns at the corner of Rutledge and Bennett streets are a well-known landmark. For residents south of Calhoun Street this park is easily accessed from Rutledge or Ashley Avenue and has become a popular dog park. The City of Charleston maintains the grounds to an adequate degree for residents and their canine friends to utilize, but now the Charleston Parks Conservancy has raised the bar by breathing new life to an old flower bed at the base of the four columns. Taking care to bring in fresh topsoil, a proper compost fertilizer and at least 50 pots of plants, their team of 'Angels' completed their work on Saturday, April 31 - thus bringing some floral beautification to the Lowcountry Outdoors in downtown Charleston.

PhotosByJeffDennis: A dumptruck brings in topsoil for the weathered flowerbed; Angels putting in some sweat equity to improve Cannon Park for all to enjoy

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