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Little Garden Club of Columbus awards $2,000 grant to Statehouse

6/16/2014, 4:46 p.m.

(Columbus, OH) – The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) is proud announce the acceptance of a $2,000 grant from The Little Garden Club of Columbus. The grant was used to purchase flowers that have been planted on Veterans Plaza and the Statehouse grounds. The flower pattern will form the American and Ohio flags. Funds have also purchased annuals that form quilt patterns on the north and south side of Capitol Square. This year’s quilt patterns are “Maple Leaf” in the Broad Street planter and “Star Flower” in the State Street planter.

“We are extremely grateful to the Little Garden Club of Columbus for their generous donation. The Club’s support enhances the Statehouse grounds for all Ohioans to enjoy –CSRAB is proud of our partnership that continues to bear beautiful fruit,” said William E. Carleton, executive director of CSRAB.

The Little Garden Club of Columbus’ commitment to Capitol Square will ensure that the Ohio Statehouse continues to be a symbol of elegance and grandeur for the people of Ohio. The Ohio Statehouse grounds serves as a prominent green oasis in the heart of the capital city. More than 100 plant species are maintained on the grounds; including a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals.

Situated on 10 acres in the heart of downtown Columbus, with the backdrop of the magnificent Greek Revival Capitol building, the Ohio Statehouse grounds encompass expansive pastoral green spaces, flower gardens and sculpture honoring Ohio’s past. The grounds continue to serve as a gathering place for both historic rallies and everyday events.

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