The Board of Directors of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries recently announced a special initiative to revitalize the landscaping in front of Jackson Library. “The library has traditionally been a photogenic centerpiece, and we want to return it to that status,” said board member Laura Tew.
With Board approval and financial support, UNCG Grounds Manager Chris Fay commissioned Christine Russell of New Earth Design to craft the proposed landscape design to incorporate sustainability principles, including:
• minimal demands for water and fertilization;
• food and protection for local songbirds; and
• minimal upkeep requirements.
The Jackson Library portico facing College Avenue will be accentuated by Graham Blandy boxwood, dwarf Burford hollies and Kay Paris magnolias. The Yoshino cherry & Jane magnolia trees will be highlighted by hydrangeas and flowering Kaley rose mountain grass, seasonally colorful shrubs, annuals, and perennials. Bluestone slate will le…