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Re: excited


Ok, then pictures of the work in progress!

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC
Zone 8b

----- Original Message -----
From: "jim singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 8:09 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] excited


> that's a good idea, theresa. know, however, that the re-vamp of the
> botanical garden is likely to be a 20-year project.
>
> when i described the size of the project earlier, i was so excited i was
> less than precise. the current botanic garden occupies one long block on a
> dead end street that runs parallel to sarasota bay. on one side of the
> property is the bay; on the other side is palm street--one of the first
> paved streets in sarasota [paved with dated clay brick, incidentally--each
> brick is embossed with the name of the maker and the year it was made.
most
> were made in the 19th century].
>
> the new acquisition is the block inland across palm street--and around the
> dead end of palm street. it's about a dozen residences on fairly large
> properties. [the garden has owned some of the properties fronting on the
> next street east for some time; the garden's library, for example, has
been
> in that plat for a long time].
>
> the upshot is that the garden must now have about 40 acres on the bay in
> mid-town sarasota. the down side is that a street of wonderful old clay
> brick runs through the middle of it and there are a few sacred cows, like
> marie sleby's house, that have to be accommodated in the re-drawing and
> re-construction.
>
> but you're right. it's going to be a wonderful project. and i'll do my
best
> to photograph and post it's progress.
>
>
>
>
> At 03:54 PM 12/24/02 -0800, you wrote:
> >Yeah for you Jim!  You will have to take pics of the progress with that
new
> >digital you've got and post them to your briefcase for us to follow
along!
> >
> >Theresa
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> >Behalf Of jim singer
> >Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 11:29 AM
> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >Subject: [CHAT] excited
> >
> >
> >man, i'm excited. selby botanical garden is expanding big time [they
bought
> >the entire block across the street] and, as a consequence, they are
talking
> >about a major re-structuring of the property. last night, they told us
[the
> >nursery] they want us to provide the design for the new garden and to do
> >the hardscape, beginning with a $118,000 renovation of the "grand lawn".
in
> >addition, they want us to help them build an office building like ours;
> >they are quite taken by our atrium--with its interior landscape of
> >fountains, fish pond, palms [copernica alba], the antique-looking street
> >lamps.
> >
> >
> >
> >jsinger@igc.org
> >
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