South Coast Botanic Garden Grows with Kellogg Donation

$75,000 Gift Will Help Enlarge the New Rose Garden Renovation
By: South Coast Botanic Garden
 
PALOS VERDES PENINSULA, Calif. - Oct. 29, 2015 - PRLog -- PALOS VERDES PENINSULA, CA—October 29, 2015 – An all new Rose Garden will bloom at the South Coast Botanic Garden, enhanced with a memorial fountain, thanks to a generous gift of $75,000 from the founding family of the Kellogg Garden Products Company in Carson.

This gift will help ensure that the Rose Garden continues to be as beautiful in 10 years as it will be the day it reopens to the public. The fountain, a showcase piece located at the entrance of the new Rose Garden, will be named in memory of H. Clay Kellogg and Janice Kellogg.

“These gifts create a ripple effect inspiring others to give, allowing us to enrich and improve upon the healing, educational and purposeful resources the Garden provides for our community every day,” said Adrienne Nakashima, CEO, South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation. “The South Coast Botanic Garden is sincerely grateful to the Kellogg Family for their vision and generosity. We are humbled to receive Hap Kellogg and Kathy Kellogg Johnson’s gift in honor of their mother and father.”

The Kellogg family has been a long-standing supporter of the Garden and served in various volunteer leadership roles at the South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation. Their involvement over the years helped to establish and improve South Coast Botanic Garden for the community.

“My mother, Janice, saw the value in having a full-grown garden experience in our community,” said Kathy Kellogg Johnson. “She consistently pointed out blooming plants by naming the flowers along the roads we travelled. The opportunity for the whole community to share the botanical experience was special to her.”

The South Coast Botanic Garden is in the process of renovating the Rose Garden where the fountain will be placed. The Rose Garden contains approximately 1,600 roses, including hybrids, tea, floribunda, grandiflora, and old fashioned roses. The garden has been selected as an All-American Rose Selections (AARS) Public Garden meaning top AARS winners are added to the garden every year. A pruning demonstration class is held annually in early January. South Coast Botanic Garden is also building a new Children’s Garden. Both projects are emblematic of the efforts by the Foundation to improve experiences for families and the greater community.

About South Coast Botanic Garden

Located in Palos Verdes on lush 87-acres, the South Coast Botanic Garden has more than 2,500 different species of plants. Their mission is to serve the community by providing a unique horticultural and wildlife habitat experience, and to represent a model of excellence for land reclamation and sustainability. The South Coast Botanic Garden is a public garden co-operated between the County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation and the South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation. For more information, please visit www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org.

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