Winner chosen in landscaping contest – Washington Daily News

BELHAVEN – Slade Landscaping of Bath won the Small Town Main Street design competition for the Caboose Public Garden project.

The landscaping competition was announced at the city council meeting on Jan. 11 and is open to landscaping companies across the county. The budget for the project is $ 8,000 and an additional $ 500 has been made available to contest winners.

Slade Landscaping’s winning design includes a picnic table that will be available to the public in the park along with benches, and uses bricks in decorative patterns to imitate railroad tracks and a level crossing that is in keeping with the park’s theme. The greening includes easy-care shrubs and the original lawn that is already on the property.

The design also includes a brick walkway leading from the street to the galley, which is due to be repainted in June. Small Town Main Street is hoping the repaint will last for 40 to 45 years.

“We’ve had a meeting since then and fine-tuned the details of the project. The project will be carried out in coordination with the repainting of the galley, ”said Yvonne Deruiz, Program Manager for Small Town Main Street. The landscaping project will begin after the caboose is professionally refurbished in June, with an expected completion date of July 4th.

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