The Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens was awarded a $5,000 Placemaking Grant by the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors (GMAR) in April 2020. The purpose of the grant is to help convert a 'space' to a 'place' where the public can gather and enjoy the outdoors. Grant funding was used to create new woodland trails, fortify old walk-ways and provide lighting.
The City of Taylor helped by providing wood chips for the trail and disposing of the plant material removed from the area. Wright's Landscape Services provided the equipment to create the trails. Lighting is scheduled to be installed in October.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new trails is at 5:00pm on October 2nd. It is open to all Scarecrow Stroll guests who would like to come early as well as city and county officials, Conservatory board members, and GMAR board members.
The Stroll is from 5:30pm - 7:30pm and includes the Goodwill Gardens, Taylor Conservatory, and Petting Farm
$5 entry fee includes 2 voting tickets for your favorite scarecrow and live music by Backstreet Affair (Sponsored by Recoil Firearms)
Pay 'at the door' at the Heritage Park entrance of the Good will Gardens or at the Petting Farm entrance
Cider, doughnuts and snacks will be available for purchase by Norman's Catering
Kids age 5 and under are free
Location: 22314 Northline, Taylor MI 4818
Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is funded by the Taylor Conservatory Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization