Miss Sims' Garden is spread across 5 adjacent lots in Homewood, and is the legacy of Catherine Anville Sims, affectionately remembered as the Plant Lady of Homewood. Miss Sims was passionate about gardening, and appreciated even the smallest detail of each flower. In her will, she deeded her property to the City of Homewood, with the stipulation that it be maintained as a botanical park in perpetuity. The City took up the challenge with the help of the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham Southern College. Together we are running this campaign to raise funds for a landscaping project that will include handicap access points, an outdoor bathroom and stormwater best management practices including rain gardens, bioswales, dry creek beds and other retention solutions to mitigate against the increased stormwater run-off the garden is experiencing due to intense and rapid development on all sides.
The Garden is open daily for visitors and holds several fundraising events throughout the year including a Pumpkin and Mum Sale & Photos with Santa. We set up this Go Fund Me campaign for taking donations outside of those in person events. It also supports our Giving Tuesday Giveaway in which every dollar donated to the garden between November 1st and Giving Tuesday (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving) is an entry into a giveaway for a vacation to Gulf Shores, Alabama and potentially other prizes. The details of the giveaway can be found online at Facebook.com/simsgardens or via a Google Search.
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