unclesamBeauty comes at a price, and the Berkeley Rose Garden knows this all too well. There is a lack of funding to maintain the Garden and it’s looking a little worse for the wear.

Plus, Friends of the Berkeley Rose Garden, which was founded to aid with the Garden’s maintenance, needs more volunteers. The group currently only has six members — an insufficient number to get all of the work done. Ideally, these new volunteers will be younger, said group volunteer Christina Platt.

Although the Berkeley Landmark will receive $325,000 from the city, that too will not be enough to restore the park to its former glory, as $4,000,000 worth of repairs was suggested. The pergola (archway), the pathway, and the disabled accessibility are the things that are highest on the agenda.

Volunteering doesn’t require any serious commitment. Simply show up at the Berkeley Rose Garden any Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Be there or be square!

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Berkeley Rose Garden Needs a Little Help from Its Friends [Berkeley Patch]

Diana said:
Aug 1, 2011 at 9:27 am

“Be there or be square”
Really? That’s what you went with?