Fairfield Harbour Garden Club

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Bench donated to Latham-Whitehurst Nature Park

Early in summer 2011, the Fairfield Harbour Garden Club donated a bench located along the walkway in the Latham-Whitehurst Nature Park.  This American manufactured bench is made of 100% recycled plastic.  It is maintenance free, never needs to be sealed, painted, stained, won’t rot and is vandal resistant.  It takes 3,4000 milk jugs (equivalent to 160 pounds of milk jugs) to make one six-foot plank.


The Latham-Whitehurst is a 133-acre Nature Park located at 1095 Broad Creek Road in Craven County.  Visitors may enjoy a walk, observe wildlife on land or from the riverside boardwalks, go fishing, picnic, or take their watercraft out on Broad Creek.  Restrooms are available.


This is the first bench to be donated to the Nature Park.  If others are interested in making a similar donation, they may contact Billy Wilkes, Assistant Director at Craven County Recreation & Parks.  He may be reached at 252-636-6606.

Tree of Strength to Commemorate 9/11

The Master Gardeners of N.C. launched a statewide Tree of Strength project in 2002.  Trees were planted in memory of the victims of the 9/11 attack and to honor the heroes of that day. Audrey VonDolln brought this project to the FH Garden Club and the Leland Cypress was planted in the fall of 2002.