Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism has announced that the Myrtle Hill – Oak Hill Memorial Association is launching a new project to create a garden on Neely Hill beside the iconic Rome Clocktower, according to a release by the office.

Landscape artist John Schulz has designed a new garden titled As Time Goes By.  He states, “As the clock chimes to announce the time of day, the garden will follow time through the seasons, announcing the shifts with changing flowers and foliage.  The garden and the clock will work together to present a  ‘Fourth Dimension’.”

The area for the garden is located on the east and south upper borders of the hill facing East 3rd Street.  The total garden will span about 170 feet.

The garden will be dedicated in honor of local historian Anne Culpepper and the time she has spent sharing her love of Rome’s history.

Contributions are being sought towards the project by the Myrtle Hill – Oak Hill Memorial Association.  The goal is to raise $10,000 for the garden to be dedicated in Spring of 2019.  Donations are being accepted in-person and by mail at the Last Stop Gift Shop, 402 Civic Center Drive, located across from Applebee’s in Rome.

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