Category Archives: Master Plan

Paved Walks at the PGT

They started pouring concrete yesterday. Now we will have some paved walks near the visitor center. They are 8-feet wide and about a half mile long. The exposed aggregate surface looks great. They will allow wheel chairs and baby carriages. … Continue reading

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Construction Starts!

Truckloads of rocks were delivered this morning to the PGT Center. This is the start of the construction projects we’ve been waiting for. Rain the last couple months delayed things but now we are ready to start.

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The PGT is Growing!

This morning Lorna signed the papers to buy 60 more acres for the PGT. That brings the total property now to 600-acres. The land (shown in color in this picture) was Will Marshal’s property. Adding it was important to protect … Continue reading

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New Bathrooms at the PGT Center

Thanks to some generous donors there are new bathrooms at the Prairie Garden Trust. They will usually be unlocked which will be helpful for people who arrive when the main building is closed. They will also be appreciated when buses … Continue reading

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Expanded Visitor Center – Construction Started

Construction has started on the expansion of the PGT Visitor Center. This will add 4 additional toilets. They will come in handy when we have groups of people. We are also building improved walking trails and observation platforms. Tom Mudd should pour the foundation today. … Continue reading

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New Maintenance Center Started

Construction on the new maintenance center Construction started on the new maintenance center last week. It will be tucked out of public view over by Potter’s Lake. Tom Mudd and his crew are doing the work. He built the PGT … Continue reading

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Moss Gardens

Large Moss-covered Rocks along Hillers Creek Adding a moss garden is one of the ideas we are considering for the PGT. We’ve seen excellent examples of moss gardens at two of our favorite gardens: Bloedel Reserve and Mt. Cuba. Fortunately … Continue reading

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Laying out new trails

Possible New Trails at the PGT Where exactly to put the main loop trail was an important part of what Cindy Tyler explored over the last three days. She also taught us about the different kinds of trail surfaces. In … Continue reading

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Focus Group helps guide PGT

Cindy Tyler (right) leads the PGT Focus Group Six people came out to the PGT yesterday for an all-afternnoon session to discuss the future of the PGT. Cindy Tyler introduced some of the proposed changes from the draft Master PLan … Continue reading

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Laying out the trail

Henry with Cindy Tyler Cindy Tyler is here for three days to help us come up with the PGT Master Plan. One of the things she is doing is walking the property to figure out where our main trail should … Continue reading

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