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Fauquier County Public Library –- Warrenton Library Garden

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Warrenton Library Garden

TWarrenton Library Gardenhe Cedar Run Garden Club, designed and maintains the garden at the Warrenton Library year-round, periodically rejuvenating it with new plantings. The area is small, but charming; it surrounds a fountain and bronze statue by Heath King of a girl reading. The statue was dedicated in 1993 to the memory of Hildegarde van Roijen of Warrenton, a devoted gardener and loyal library patron.

Members of the garden club continually enhance the garden. In 1996 the club, under the direction of landscape architect Meade Palmer, planted a tree in memory of Jean Pearson, a devoted gardener and board member of the Friends of the Fauquier Library for several years who died in 1995. It was not unusual for library staff to arrive for work and see Pearson digging, planting and weeding the library garden before her death in 1995. Garden club members continue to work hard maintaining this restful little corner of Old Town Warrenton.

The Cedar Run Garden Club was founded in 1950 and was formally accepted to the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs the following year. It has hosted a number of flower shows and home and garden tours. The group regularly hosts programs on many aspects of gardening, such as using native plants, gardening for wildlife, floral arranging, and winterizing your garden.