In addition to the garden preparations for spring, the newly updated Shop in the Gardens, and the renovated Garden Café (all described in the Horticulture Director’s letter), we are excited to share with you some of the final numbers from 2014! On the last page of the newsletter, you’ll find just a few of the impressive statistics which are tracked here at Fellows Riverside Gardens and demonstrate just what a beloved and treasured place this is to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Last year, the Gardens recorded a record number of visitors (425,571!), volunteer hours were (17,213!), and had a new record for number of attendees at programs (14,516!). Year after year, these numbers are being bested, and year after year Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens members are helping to make that possible.
Membership to Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens is the best way to help support all of the wonderful things happening at our free public garden, and to get some generous benefits for yourself. If you’re not already a member but enjoy visiting Fellows or have a cherished memory from the Gardens, please consider joining us and helping us continue to grow. If you are a current member, I sincerely thank you for helping us to serve the community through your generosity. In either case, would you continue to help us grow by spreading the word about Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens and its many benefits by passing this newsletter on to a friend?
We’re growing, but we’re not done yet!