An RFP for Rehabilitation of Rose Garden Brickwork

Mission Street Parks Conservancy has issued a Request-for-Proposal to restore the brickwork that serves as the focal point for the Mae Tarter Old Rose Collection, one of three collections in the City’s municipal Rose Garden. The other two collections are the Sally Bush Rose Collection and the Hybrid Tea and Floribunda Collection. The brickwork restoration is the next step in a multi-year project to…

Summer Plant Sale Success

The MSPC Art Fair Plant Sale, “Cool Plants in the Heat of Summer,” was once again held in the shade of the eastern white oaks south of Bush House Museum. Eleven local growers displayed their fabulous, unusual plants for the delight of would-be buyers for a net of $6,264.00. Sixty-five volunteers helped with everything from…

Salem Weekly Features Mission Street Parks

The formation of Mission Street Parks Conservancy made the cover of the July 19thedition of Salem Weekly. The story reported on the impetus for MSPC’s formation, the response by City officials, and its future plans. “‘I’m really excited,’ said Mayor Chuck Bennett. ‘Improved park maintenance was “obviously badly needed or we wouldn’t have a conservancy…

A Cool Plant Sale To Beat the Heat of Summer

Mission Street Parks Conservancy is holding the 35th Annual Art Fair Plant Sale in Bush’s Pasture Park here in Salem. Friday, July 20th:  10am – 7pm Saturday, July 21st:  10am – 7pm Sunday, July 22nd:  10am – 5pm The plant sale is located in the shade of huge oaks near Bush House Museum, providing a respite from the usual blazing…

Mission Street Parks Conservancy Volunteer Field Trip Northwest Garden Nursery

March Field Trip

Several Tuesday Gardeners visited Northwest Garden Nursery, west of Eugene, to see their beautiful display gardens and to purchase their hellebores, which are prized worldwide. We wandered the paths through woodland and rock gardens, interspersed with ornamental grasses, conifers, and flowering shrubs and trees. Among the garden beds are whimsical metal statues, stone mosaic work,…