Adopt a PlanterFebruary 4, 2019 | Categorized in: Recent News
Honor Someone Special: Donate a Planter
Grand Marais is known for the many colorful planters filled with flowers that brighten our streets
every summer. But over time, many of the planters have deteriorated. Thanks to an ArtPlace
grant, we received funds to begin replacing them with something attractive, uniform, and
durable, starting with six of the walking tour planters on Lake Avenue. When word of the grant
got out, several people came forward and offered to donate funds to purchase a planter in honor
of a loved one.
This started the wheels turning. We’re going to try an “adopt a planter” program and perhaps
move the replacement program along with more quickly. Similar projects (the Rose Garden, the
Bayshore Park playground) have been hugely successful. Here’s your chance to honor a loved
one and help make Grand Marais even more beautiful.
The planters are made of recycled plastic resin and are guaranteed against breakage for 50
years. They are a golden cedar color, and a removable planter tub (included) fits inside it. They
will be planted and watered by volunteers with help from the Women’s Club and the Historical
Society. The township will store them inside during the winter.
If you would like to donate a planter in honor of someone special, the cost is $300 per planter.
This covers the purchase of the planter and the shipping. A donor form is available here or at the township office.