Beautification committee members collaborate on garden projects – Star News Group

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The Point Pleasant Beach Beautification Committee has been hard at work this summer maintaining the town’s 11 gardens, 32 planters and 14 barrels.

Two major committee projects this year were the redesign of the Ocean/Broadway Garden near Manasquan Inlet and the Welcome Sign Garden on Route 35..

The Beautification Committee received a $5,200 grant from the Fisher Family Fund in the spring, which was used for the completion of these projects.


Thanks to the generosity of Steve and Sue Fisher, the committee was able to redevelop these two gardens last spring, said committee chair Mary Lynn Ritchings.

Committee members MJ Mitchell and Penny Mecca designed the Ocean/Broadway Garden.

Lynn Botrell and Matt Abraham of Abraham’s Landscape Design and Nursery helped source all the plants and shrubs for this garden. “They planted dwarf varieties of hydrangeas, crape myrtle, pines and butterfly bushes,” Ms Ritchings said.

Other perennials in this garden are sedum, juniper, creeping phlox, and irises.

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