Community volunteers are invited to join members of the Grove Rotary Club in the annual Spring Cleanup of Lendonwood Gardens Saturday, March 28, beginning at 9a.m.

The Rotarians and other volunteers will help spruce up the garden for the upcoming summer tourist season on Grand Lake, according to Jim Corbridge, president of the garden’s Board of Directors. Last fall, the club helped winterize the botanical garden for the season.

“Once again, we are delighted to have the help of Rotary members and other volunteers to prepare the garden for everyone to enjoy this spring and summer,” Corbridge said. “This is a great opportunity to support the garden, which is operated by volunteers and is one of the premier tourist attractions on Grand Lake.”

Volunteers will be divided into “work groups” assigned to specific projects in the garden. Tasks will include clearing pathways, removing netting from watercourses, painting the wedding gazebo, repairing fences, preparing flower beds, and other chores.

One of the major projects will be enhancing the entrance area, including building new flowerbeds and refurbishing the front fence.

“We have long needed to create a more inviting entry to the garden, giving visitors and passersby a better sense of the beauty that lies inside the gates,” Corbridge said.

Supplies for the various projects will be available, he said. Volunteers should bring their gloves and wear comfortable work clothes. A light lunch will be provided to the workers.

For more information about the March 28 clean-up project, contact Lendonwood Gardens at 918-786-2938.

Lendonwood is a six-acre public botanical garden located at 1308 West 13th Street (Har-Ber Road) in Grove. Major collections include azaleas, rhododendrons, Japanese maple trees, hostas, daylilies and false cypress. The garden is open year-round from dawn to dusk.

Lendonwood, one of 14 botanical gardens in Oklahoma, is a not-for-profit organization supported by donations and volunteers.