Getting Started on Our Garden!

Thanks to hard work, and some very welcome donations, the Collinwood School Fire Memorial Garden is looking alot better.

Maci Nelson, Mary Bronson and yours truly, put in a couple of hours, on Saturday May 18th, weeding and planting annuals - and some lovely hosta as well, thanks to Bob and Bobbie Sallade. We should be in good shape for when the annual Garden Walk Cleveland 2019 comes to Collinwood, on Sunday, July 14th. (Thanks also, to Mr Biggs, Memorial School's custodian, who helped us run water to the Garden. Thank you sir!)

Maci comes to us from Kent State University's Landscape Architecture Program, and approached us last fall, about redesigning the Garden as a class project.  We took her up on the offer to see what she would come up with - & she's come up with some great ideas, that we think would really make this project special. We're delighted to finally be able to accomplish something with our Garden, & thrilled that it's happening at last!

We are in need of donations of flowers (ie. annuals, bulbs - anything flowering) as well, to continue making our Garden shine again. Anyone who is interested in donating flowers can contact Elva Brodnick at or Mary Louise Daley at

And stop on by our Garden, and see what we're doing!

Elva Brodnick // Chair

Collinwood School Fire Memorial Garden Project

Elva Brodnick

Moved to Collinwood in 2012 - and loving it! - but have been active in the neighborhood for many years before that.

Always interested in promoting Collinwood! Euclid Beach Park, history in general (especially as part of the Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society.) A regular contributor to the Collinwood Observer, as well as very much involved in things in the neighborhood. Currently Chair of the E 185th Neighborhood Association. 

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019