In the fall of 2014, parishioners of Corpus Christi Church started “refreshing” the rectory gardens at the corner of Mount Royal and Lafayette. Since those first weeds were pulled, a great many work days have occurred, offering workers a wonderful neighborhood experience—digging in dirt, talking with Bolton Hill residents, and meeting many good dogs.
New shrubs, bulbs, and a tree were donated by families, but most of the plantings have come from the gardens of church members. Most recently, the annuals from the celebration of the parish’s 135th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of Fr. Marty Demek’s ordination were planted.
In the fall, thanks to a Festival on the Hill grant, the area in front of the church will be replanted. Make a visit and see the beauty hard work produces.