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!

How To Help

Community and corporate involvement, as well as foundation grants and other forms of assistance, including in-kind professional services, materials, and labor, are all vital to take Kim’s Garden from conception to fruition.

As support allows, we have completed the following tasks. Further activities are to be announced.

  • Tree-pruning to provide more light for shrubs and herbaceous species (PRUNING DONE - MAY 2011)
  • Installation of a historic iron fence to protect future plantings (FENCE COMPONENTS FABRICATED - OCTOBER 2012; FENCE INSTALLED - DECEMBER 2012)
  • Re-connection to city water line, to ensure permanent water supply for future plantings (NEW COPPER PIPE, SHUT-OFF VALVE, WATER METER & LOCKABLE FAUCETS INSTALLED - MAY-JUNE 2012)
  • Installation of a mosaic centerpiece (see Garden Design) (MOSAIC CONCRETE BASE POURED - AUGUST 2012; MOSAIC INSTALLED - AUGUST 2013)
  • Installation of new trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants (see Garden Design) (WILLOW OAK PLANTED - FEBRUARY 2012; WEST GARDEN PLANTED - DECEMBER 2012 & MAY 2013; EAST GARDEN PLANTED - NOVEMBER 2013)
  • Repair of brick paving (BRICK WALKWAY RESTORED BY EAGLE SCOUT SERVICE PROJECT - SEPTEMBER 2012; COURTYARD BRICK REPLACED WITH PERMEABLE ECO-PAVERS - DECEMBER 2012)
  • Repair of hardscaping and cement curbs (CURB REPAIRED - JULY-AUGUST 2011)
  • Installation of historic reproduction street lights (ELECTRIC LINES & LIGHT POLES INSTALLED - APRIL-MAY 2014)
  • Installation of additional, appropriate design litter cans (2 NEW CANS IN PLACE - SEPTEMBER 2014)

Our Fundraising Plan


Kim’s Garden is a community project that will enhance the beauty of Capitol Hill, provide an educational component for children, and benefit the environment.  An undertaking of this magnitude requires a comprehensive budget and fundraising plan, which we currently are developing.

We are pleased to be affiliated with District of Columbia Green Spaces Alliance, Inc., a DC-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, so that all donations are tax deductible.  If you are interested in contributing in-kind materials or services, please email us at FriendsofKimBrenegar@gmail.com to make arrangements.  At present, we are accepting financial contributions either online or by mail. 

(1) Secure Online Donation via Credit Card at Razoo

(2) Mail a Check: send your check, payable toDistrict of Columbia Green Spaces Alliance, Inc.” with a note in the memo line that it is for Kim's Garden, to:

Friends of Kim Brenegar
c/o District of Columbia Green Spaces Alliance, Inc.
  1102 Monroe Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010



Volunteer Opportunities

Friends of Kim Brenegar encourages community involvement in this project. To help the garden take root, we anticipate needing the following: 

 

Garden Labor


We hold clean-up days when volunteer labor is greatly appreciated. Tasks may include planting, weeding, and site clean-up. We will post work day opportunities on this website.


Administrative Support


We are seeking professional grant writers to assist us with applying for community, foundation, and corporate grants for this project. If you have expertise in this area, we would love to hear from you. Please see detailed description below for Volunteer Grant Writer needed (click on image to enlarge):







Please e-mail us at FriendsofKimBrenegar@gmail.com or call 646-522-5684 for more information.