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Bridge of Flowers Fall Update

The Bridge of Flowers welcomes Fall! Special thanks to Amherst Garden Center for the mums and cornstalks and Lowes for the pumpkins! Members of the Lions club worked on adding them to the bridge.

    

The Bridge of Flowers Theme 2020

Soon the flower boxes on The Bridge of Flowers (corner of Rt. 122 and Boston Post Rd, Amherst, NH) overflow with the colors of the rainbow!  Each box contains a single color to reflect the elements of a rainbow -- a long-time symbol of life, hope and promise. The Lions chose that theme because of today's uncertainties created by the pandemic. Two new ground gardens were planted with the early Spring flowers to naturalize the area.  The club started the project last year and, with some guidance from the Amherst Garden Club, we're planning to make improvements each year.  Grateful thanks to House by the Side of the RoadSunny Valley Farms and Home Depot for their plant donations. Visit them for your own garden ideas while watching The Bridge of Flowers gardens grow!  And be on the lookout for our upcoming Wood Flower Fundraiser--all proceeds go to charities.  

  

 

 

2020 Bridge of Flowers Sponsors

Thanks to our local busineses and community member for their donations to help make our Bridge of Flowers a beautiful and bright spot in the lives of our community.

Bo Dean, In Memory of his Mother Rita Dean

House by the Side of the Road

Sunny Valley Farms

Home Depot

Currier Lumber Company

Lowes

Amherst Garden Center


 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Spring!  The Bridge of Flowers is awake.  Hopefully it 

will bring a smile to your face and remind you that there is hope.

  

 

 


Bridge of Flowers Project

The Amherst (NH) Lions Club began a project in 2019, the Bridge of Flowers, to beautify the abandoned bridge on the corner of Route 122 and Boston Post Rd in Amherst, and we added a Town of Amherst Welcome Sign.  We’ve setup and maintain planters of flowers including irrigation and are planning decoration for the holidays.  

To assist with start up cost we recruited several organizations and businesses including:

  • Novia of Salem, NH, who constructed the brackets for the shelving;
  • SpeedPro Solutions for the sign design and construction;
  • The Bertha Rogers Trust that helped with funding;
  • and Lowe’s, The Home Depot and Trombly Gardens who contributed materials and plants.
  • Both the Amherst Garden Club and several town residents donated perennials.


Winter 2019 Presentation

Fall 2019 Presentation

Spring 2019

Lions Dedicate Bridge of Flowers

July 13. 2019

Amherst Lions Club officially launched the “Bridge of Flowers”, July 13, 2019, with a ribbon cutting at the 119-year-old closed bridge on the corner of Boston Post Road and Route 122. The club took a neglected landmark and turned it into something that better reflects the welcoming character of Amherst residents that includes a welcome sign with pots and planters of blooming annuals. Other Lion-inspired design elements include a solar powered irrigation system and an in-ground perennial garden. Lions contributed more than 300 hours toward the initial set-up and have rotating duties to weed and tend to the flowers during the growing season. The closed municipal bridge was originally built in 1900 using some of the 42-inch thick granite blocks from a local jail house that was torn down in 1893. Renovations were made on the bridge until it was closed when an adjacent bridge opened in 1983. According to the NH Department of Transportation, the corner is one of the busiest in Amherst with more than 4,800 vehicles traveling by the intersection each day.                                                

Club designer, Ken Jones, Past President Bob Gibson, Current President Danielle Pray, District Governor Susan Lindberg

 Clearing the brush  

Building the shelving for the planters         

  Potting the plants 

  Planting the perenniels

Installing the planters  

    Installing the sign

Beautiful Plants

 
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