Lendonwood Gardens has postponed two popular spring events, due to the COVID-19 emergency declaration.  The garden’s annual Earth Day observance in April, which typically brings all of Grove’s third-graders to plant the Children’s Garden and learn about nature, is postponed indefinitely.

Art in the Garden, originally scheduled for May 2, also has been postponed indefinitely, according to Jim Corbridge, president of Lendonwood.  The annual event typically features local and area arts and crafts for sale and display.

“Obviously, we are disappointed to postpone these events, but we must do our part to help slow down this terrible pandemic,” Corbridge said.

Recently, the spring “Wake Up the Garden” workday, set for March 28, was canceled.  Plans are in the works for “mini-workdays” in which small groups would tackle specific tasks on different days, and adherence to social distancing.

The garden itself remains open, as long as COVID-19 guidelines are followed.  For example, there can be no more than 10 visitors at a time in the garden and they must practice social distancing of at least six feet.  Visitors are advised to bring hand sanitizer for use before and after visiting.  Restrooms are closed.

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