Glad to See You Garden- This garden was planted with gladiolus by the Lyons Girl Scouts. This garden greets you as you enter the Trail of Hope
The Week of Hope Week 7 Bench- This bench was signed and installed by the Week of Hope week 7. This bench is in a prime location for viewing the covered bridge and gardens.
The Butterfly GardenThe idea came from the magazine Birds and Blooms. The butterfly design was designed with rocks from the afterschool program at the Lyons Community Center and planted by the Marion Girl Scouts. This garden is a centerpiece of the children’s garden and has been maintained by the Week of Hope, L.E.A.P. program and the “Garden Angel” Carol Kildoyle . Everything in this garden will attract butterflies. It is also the largest shaped butterfly garden in the state of N.Y.
The Butterfly Bench – This bench is dedicated to Vanessa Marie Aikin who passed away from cancer on August 8, 2012. At the time Vanessa passed, there was a rainbow over the Trail of Hope. The name Vanessa means butterfly.
- This isn’t a garden, but a way to teach composting, which will be used to enhance the gardens for years to come.
Sundial- Yes, we have a Sundial filled with the herb thyme. The sundial is planted with different kinds of thyme for “Time Zones.” Mrs. Quagliata's fifth grade class built this garden in June of 2012.
American Gothic and Mexican and Haitian cutouts. Come take your photo in these cutouts. This has become a popular Facebook profile for those that have visited the garden. These were built by the Week of Hope week 4 and 5.
Rainbow Garden- This garden was built by the Lyons Girl Scouts in May of 2012. This garden is annuals and will need to be planted each year.
Glad to See You Garden- This garden was planted with gladiolus by the Lyons Girl Scouts. This garden greets you as you enter the Trail of Hope.
arden- This garden was built by volunteers in May of 2012. This garden was planted by the Week of Hope week one and is full of plants that are scented. We recommend that you please touch, feel and smell this garden.
Sod Furniture West - Not a garden, but a place to sit and relax, and look at the butterfly garden right in front of you. The furniture is all natural and is made of grass.
The Covered Bridge – The covered bridge or the "Bridge of Hope was built by Mark De Cracker, Adam Chapin and Rich Hoven in November of 2011 with a donation from Secor Lumber.
|The Covered Bridge|
Covered Bridge Planters- These planters were built by the Week of Hope week 2 and filled with a variety of flowers.
The Mint Garden- Lyons was once the Peppermint Capital of the world. To honor this tradition, this garden contains the mints that would have been grown by local farmers in the area to be made into essential oils and shipped around the world. This garden includes peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint, ginger mint, pineapple mint and many more.
The pond was install by the Week of Hope in the Summer of 2013. The pond has quickly become a favorite of all ages. The pond has a waterfalls and is full of turtles, fish and frogs.
Raised Bed Wheelchair Garden East- This garden was built by the Week of Hope week one. The garden is planted with a variety of vegetables and flowers that is at eye level for children and accessible for wheelchairs.
The Fire Pit- We now have a place to have a campfire and the sound of the near by waterfalls. This was made possible by the donation from Phelps Cement and constructed by the Week of Hope, week 2.
Gazebo The Gazebo was built by the Week of Hope during the summer of 2014. The Gazebo is a great place to get out of the hot sun and have a picnic next to the waterfalls and enjoy the wonderful gardens.
Going down the Trail
The Waterfall Garden The Waterfall Garden was built by the Week of Hope week 2. This was built by high school students from Washington DC, NYC, PA, and DE. This Week of Hope group came together to build this garden, all out of flowers, to make the impression of a waterfall. Plans are for a future waterfall at this location.
The Native Berm – This garden will all be native wildflowers and grasses. With the help of Applied Ecological Services, this entire area will serve as a reminder of the flowers, and grasses that grew before invasives were brought into this area. The flowers from these gardens can be collected and planted to bring back the natives to other areas.
The Evergreen Garden- This garden as it's name implies, is green. This garden is planted with Rhododendrons , Azalea, Holly, and Blueberries, Red Bud, and Dogwood. Not only does it stay green throughout the year, it will have a splendid display of flowers on the trees and shrubs in the spring. The shrubs and trees in this garden need a lower soil PH to thrive. Some of these shrubs and trees are deciduous (they lose their leaves) but they all love acid soil.
Birds will eat out of your hand at Conifer Cove
Week of Hope week 6 benches. This bench is located at the edge of the woods for a view of the Evergreen Garden, and the native grasses, and flowers. The Week of Hope week 6 worked on the Waterfalls Garden, weeded, mulched and of course, painted gourds for the Tree of Hope.
Week of Hope week 1 Bench. This bench is between the tree swing and deck, offering a quiet place in the middle of the woods. Week one finished the deck and built the raised bed gardens.
Accessibility Bird Blind. This project was completed in the Summer of 2016 for a Eagle Scout project by Sean Drum with the help of the Week of Hope. While on the deck you can view the birds through the slots of wood.
The Tree of Life Bench. This bench was painted by local artist Bev Owen. This painting is of the Elder’s tree which is of a 400 year old Red Oak tree that is at the top of the hill.