Aug 20th, 2013
LAKE WALES – Hillcrest Elementary staff and students have noticed big changes to the Grandmaster’s Garden, which underwent major improvements over the summer.
The garden area (behind the school’s office and cafeteria) now has improved irrigation, new sod, shrubbery, wind chimes and benches. Parent and business partner Bruce Templeton assisted with the project by trimming all the oak trees in the garden to create a more usable space.
The Grandmaster’s Garden includes a large all-weather chess board for students. The area was dedicated May 31 in memory of teacher and chess coach Jeffrey Fowler, who died in March.