Botanical Garden arrives at Yanney Park | Local News
Mike Yanney flew the bushes to rally support for the gardens.
“I’m very excited. It will be one of the most beautiful flower gardens in the world,” he said. “My mom and dad really loved growing flowers.”
Steinbrink Landscaping and Greenhouses of Kearney designs the gardens. Each garden will feature raised beds for easy viewing and maintenance.
Watts called the gardens the “next big transformational project” for Yanney Park, which offers a variety of activities, attractions and amenities. They include an outdoor amphitheater, meeting and gathering rooms, a fishing and boating pond, walkways and water trail for kayaking and canoeing, a senior center and an observation tower that overlooks the area. where the botanical gardens will be added.
Among the plants that will be included in the initial phase of the gardens are lilacs and hydrangeas. One of the goals will be to attract and feed pollinators, insects that spread pollen among plants and allow them to make seeds.
The second phase will consist of four zones: edible, xéripaisage, roses and a Japanese garden or kindergarten.
Watts believes the 11-12 acres of colorful and diverse plant varieties will become a popular attraction in Yanney. He said planners also hope to encourage an educational component, so the gardens can generate interest in botany, ecology and environmental awareness.