Cummer Resources

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 works of art on a riverfront campus offers more than 95,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.

Art »
Upcoming Exhibitions
Past Exhibitions
European Collection
American Collection
Meissen Porcelain Collection
Antiquities
Special Collections
Gardens »
Upper Garden
English Garden
Olmsted Garden
Italian Garden
Season Highlights
Garden Ornaments
Education »
Art Connections
Classes
Tours
Programs
For Teachers
For Kids
Docents
Get Involved »
Join the Cummer
Benefits and Levels
Membership Groups
Our Partners
Make A Donation
Volunteer Opportunities
Internships
Employment

Spring Comes to The Cummer

Dec

03

Prepare to watch the Cummer Gardens change for Spring! On December 3, our landscape maintenance team from Valley Crest Landscape Management as well as a team of volunteers will assemble to plant 449 petunias, snapdragons, violas, delphinium, and alyssum, among others, in the historic gardens. Although the plants will be small now, you will be able to watch them blossom as we lead up to Garden Month in March.

You might also notice crushed egg shells at the base of the delphinium. Not only does the calcium in the shells help provide the alkaline soil necessary for strong stems, it also acts as a deterrent for slugs, which love to feast of the delicate crown of the delphinium where the stems originate.

Also happening during December, look for new sod to be placed in the Upper Tier, and watch for changes to the courtyard as we install Florida native plants in conjunction with the exhibition, Jim Draper: Feast of Flowers.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Post Author

This post was written by who has written 23 posts on The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.

Curator