Weeds everywhere, dead plants in pots, abandoned blocks, gravel paths eroding following thousands of dollars invested two years ago in Butterfly Gardens area of Campus
Concern is growing about the lack of care for the area on the Verde Campus generally referred to as the “Butterfly Gardens.” About two years ago the College invested thousands of dollars in landscaping and planting desert flora in these gardens.
During the Blog’s most recent May visit, there were two large unplanted dead trees in large pots that had been in the area for months. The Blog also found a large pile of concrete bricks that had likewise been left in the area for months.
As the photos below show, weeds are growing profusely in the gardens and the gravel path through the gardens is showing serious weather erosion with weeds growing in it.
With an overall maintenance budget of more than $3 million dollars, the Blog finds it hard that the College can justify this apparent lack of care for these gardens by the Prescott maintenance unit that is apparently in charge of the Verde Campus. This is especially true after taxpayers shelled out thousands of dollars for the gorgeous landscaping and beautiful plantings.
(Photos taken May 19, 2017.)