* Carmen Beecher * Cindy Michaud * Carol Schiff * Denette Schweikert * Donna Vines * Mary Warnick * Kathy Garvey *Fay Picardi * Jean Thomas

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

FIT Gardens Visit, Part II

More on our FIT Gardens excursion...
Mary and Carmen both took up positions in the courtyard, set up and actually painted. Occasionally students stopped and chatted with our painters. Tour groups went through on a regular basis. While they worked, Denette, Carol and I wandered around taking more pictures of the little schoolhouse, and found interesting flowers, like the wild ginger shown here.
It's nice to see so much interest in the college and the gardens. If you've never been there and want to check it out, the entrance is on Babcock Street just a few miles south of downtown Melbourne. There is no admission, and it's open to the public from dawn til dusk. Free parking is available near the covered bridge - watch for the red painted markings indicating non-student parking for the Ruth Funk Center and the Botanical Gardens.

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