2020 -2021 Restoration
Lily Park was wonderfully restored as a Garden Club by the Sea project that was spearheaded by Susan Vallette and Pam Dunn co-chairs of Lily Park, with all members adding their talents and time. Their inspiration was greatly received by the surrounding garden clubs in Melbourne, and they were asked by South Brevard Garden Club Association to do a presentation at the April 2021 SBGCA meeting.
Here is that presentation!
A special thanks to our local businesses:
Poe Roofing and Consulting - for the beautiful new copper roof on the gazebo!
Gatto's Tires and Auto Service - for their generous donation of our new flagpole!
Florida Bulb & Ballast - for the illuminating flood lights on the By-Way Marker and flagpole!
Keep Brevard Beautiful - for funding the plant identification of the QR quick response code!
Indialantic is a small Florida town on a very narrow barrier island nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, one of the most biodiverse estuaries in the Northern Hemisphere. There is an ecological crisis in the IRL, home to more than 4,300 species of plants and animals. The gravest threat is excess phosphorus and nitrogen from agricultural, municipal, residential, and fossil fuel sources. One of the goals of Garden Club by the Sea is to educate the community about lagoon friendly gardening practices, emphasizing organic gardening with native plants in healthy soil through our revitalization of Lily Park.
Click on the photos below to see how it all started with the help of many hands in our community and how we are incorporating healthy gardening practices and native plants into our beloved park.