WELCOME TO KIM’S GARDEN - A Project of Friends of Kim Brenegar

WELCOME TO KIM’S GARDEN - A Project of Friends of Kim Brenegar

Kim Brenegar, a Capitol Hill resident and owner of the Washington, D.C. landscaping business “The Ornamental Garden,” died in a car accident in 2009 at the age of 49. The Friends of Kim Brenegar formed in 2010 to create a living legacy in honor of Kim’s love of community and the environment. We chose the renovation of a small public park just steps from Kim’s home, where for many years she had volunteered her talents and plant materials to maintain the garden.

Please check back here for updates and photos of our progress, become a Follower via Google Friend Connect or contact us to learn more about how you can help with the garden restoration. We look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mosaic Installation

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Grant Recipient Deirdre Saunder to Install Mosaic Centerpiece This Fall at Kim's Garden on Capitol Hill

(Washington, D.C.) - The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and Friends of Kim Brenegar, a not-for-profit community group leading the renovation and development of Kim's Garden, are pleased to announce an August installation of a circular mosaic for the garden courtyard. The design is by Deirdre Saunder (Hopscotch Bridge, Glenmont Metro Station and Silver Plaza Fountain) and is commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, as part of its Public Art Building Communities grant.

The mosaic installation is part of Phase III of the garden restoration project and is designed to celebrate the perennial spirit of the former DC resident and landscaper, who touched so many lives on Capitol Hill. Kim's Garden is located at the intersection of 8th Street and Independence and North Carolina Avenues, SE next to Christ Our Shepherd Church.

"The DCCAH presents public art for audiences who live, work and visit the District. The artwork project for Kim's Garden exemplifies our important partnerships with communities to enhance public spaces," says Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Deirdre Saunder will be available for photos and interviews on site in August. For more information, please see www.kimsgardendc.blogspot.com. Interviews, electronic images and photography appointments may be arranged through the press contacts.

Kim's Garden is the restoration project of a Capitol Hill park to honor the memory of Kim Brenegar, and is a partnership between the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Kim Brenegar. Care Company is the fiscal agent.

Monday, March 25, 2013

 A late snowfall blankets Kim's Garden in March

 Snow crystals turn to water drops on a daffodil bud

New sign for Kim's Garden, set off by fence and snow

Seasons collide: daffodil and snow

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Mother's Love

Julian Strodel (Kim's son) and Jeanne Frey (Kim's mom)

As the New Year begins, here is Kim. An ever present spirit, a denizen of Capitol Hill, an eternal presence in her chosen niche, we celebrate her life. The sandwich generations of her Mom and her son, Julian, smile out at you. The work of her sister Julie, her fiancĂ© Joe, and countless friends, relatives and supporters have brought Kim’s Garden to its current state of fruition. Look for more because this is a continuing product of love. To all of you, let her mother express sincere gratitude to so many who have made this project possible.