Who We Are ~ The City of Placerville Community Pride Committee was established by city resolution in 1990 to implement the General Plan Community Design Element recommendation to promote city beautification. Community Pride Volunteers work in public garden projects, our city beautification volunteer organization is dedicated to “Improving the grace and charm of Placerville" by promoting community volunteerism in gardening, landscaping, public art projects, and other beautification projects on public property through volunteer membership and participation of individuals and community service organizations.
Our volunteer organization maintained gardens and murals throughout Placerville; along Broadway, Main Street, the Highway 50 corridor, the El Dorado Trail, Randolph Creek, Hangtown Creek and Gold Bug Park • Pulled weeds, planted flowers, scattered wildflower seeds, updated irrigation, improved the soil, cleaned up areas • Held volunteer Work Days • The Historic Bell and Vietnam Memorial plaques have found a home on Main Street, Phase 1 & 2 of our Monument Garden Project Is completed, We have started Phase 3, the garden and benches. We Developed a landscape plan for the Monument Garden Project.
Creation of new landscape, a new poppy project, and art projects throughout the City • Maintenance of existing city gardens, work projects and public art • Recruitment of volunteers and community service organizations • Fundraising to support Community Pride efforts • Promotion of existing city gardens, work projects and public art at public spaces in Placerville. Public outreach with Community Pride Newsletter and Placerville Garden Walk promotion. Coming this Spring look for our Gold Bug Park Interpretive Brochure.
Subscribe to our Newsletter by Community Pride founding member Kathi Lishman for a Note & Notice of our garden work days and special events. For more information on how you can help get involved in community service projects contact the City of Placerville at: 549 Main Street, Placerville, California 95667 Phone: (530) 642-5232
If you like to garden, and are interested in volunteering, Placerville’s Community Pride Committee is looking for you. Come out and help us in public garden projects pulling weeds and planting flowers, scattering wildflowers seeds on our 11 public garden projects. We would love to see you in the garden at our monthly Gardens & Projects work days!
For updates on our progress with garden projects, community work day projects or our Placerville garden walk project information subscribe to our newsletter here. City of Placerville Community Pride Committee Dedicated Volunteers working in public gardens and work projects on city beautification and to help make our community a better place since 1990.
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Placerville Garden Walk of Community Pride Volunteers Gardens & Projects, Public Art, Work Day Areas and Points of Historic Interest.
Our tour starts here at downtown Main Street City Clock landmark
Old City Hall Gardens located at Kirk/old City Hall Lot. Cared for by Keith and Josette Johnson. Victorian Mountain Theme.
Fairy & Fairy Door Murals at the old stone Garden Walls of the parking lot & Public Restroom Area by muralist Debra Power
Old map birds-eye view of 1888 Placerville Historic Walk by Marilyn Ferguson with our Historic Garden Walk for the History Buff.
Flower Garden Project located at Main Street and Bedford Ave. This colorspot garden is designed and cared for by Keith Johnson
Bell at Bedford & Memorial Monument are installed. Planned is a flower path from monument at landmark redwood to park benches. Landscape by Cary Friar.
Druid Monument Landmark Placerville is the Home of California Druid Grove #1, Druid meaning “knowledge of the oak” marks this link of our walk in the garden. The cork oak at our old ivy house garden was planted by one of our original volunteers, Carol Patton. Upper Main Street Area of our walk in the garden, near our old ivy house flower garden between Clay Street and Cedar Ravine. Maintain by the city and a volunteer Work day location and new flower beds designed and cared for by Cary Friar.
Mooney Lot Flower Garden and Whimsical Garden Wall Mural by muralist Debra Power. Mountain Theme Flower garden, stone grotto with Main Street Maple Shade Trees along sidewalk. Cared for by Debra Power
Caltrans Adopt-A-Hwy at Randolph Creek Project with creek maintenance, removing exotic plants and nurturing native plants by Steve Dowty and Jennifer Trucker.
Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Project by Josette Johnson. From Town Hall Bridge to Bedford Ave.California Golden Poppies North & Milkweed for butterflies South of the trail.
Ore Cart Garden Project Coming Here Soon, Our third landscape at this area in 30 years. New landscape Designed by Marcia Scott. One of Community Pride's first Gardens, a xeriscape design by Carol Patton and Rich Zito. The second landscape by Liz Smith and Dennis Look with "River of Gold" theme.
Gold Bug Park Garden Project Work Day at Path to Gold Mine and Big Canyon Creek Area. By Cindy Podsiadl. Gold Bug Interpretive Brochure Coming Soon.
One of our first flower gardens now being cared for by the city with hanging baskets by the PDA project. Community Pride raised the funds to purchase the wrought iron fencing around the base of the Bell Tower Flower gardens.
Parking Garage Planter “art in the garden” plants that catch the breeze and cast dancing shadows. Designed and cared for by Debra Power.
Our 10 year fundraiser Garden Tour of private gardens to fund public gardens funded this project Of shade trees, woodland garden and stormwater garden. Newly planted is a rose garden by Cary Friar with white flowers that reflect moonlight.
Our first mural project. Local hero mail carrier Snowshoe Thompson Mural at old Post Office Building by muralist Oran Miller and maintained by Mr. & Mrs. Blackwell.
Welcome Sign Area Mountain Meadow Wildflowers and Hangtown Creek Project by Debra Power. Welcome Sign Planter Maintained by Placerville Rotary.
Thank you to all our volunteers, for 30 years of making our walk in the garden, and our community a better place because of YOU!
Provided to us by Jackie Winji
by Dennis Look Community Pride Garden Project Gateway to Sierra, Designed by Dennis Look, Establishing our Signature Mountain Theme, Partners with Placerville Rotary
Community Pride Gateway to Sierra Garden Project with Placerville Rotary. Designed by Dennis Look. New Gateway Garden is at Welcome Sign Area.
Plant Palette Database. City Plant List, Plant Sampler, Master Plant List, Signature Mountain Theme, Upland to Riparian and Blooms & Beneficials Resource for Placerville Plants coming here soon. Photo is from Archives, of our Main Street Maples Garden Project.
Community Pride Designed the Landscape along the street with our signature mountain theme. Cary Friar Designed a Rose Garden to cover chain link fence, maintains and cares for the fox lot gardens.
Contrasting colors that change with the season, bright green tulip tree, black maple leaves, flowering crepe myrtle, evergreen conifers, dwarf Alberta spruce, blue spruce and mugs pine. Native woodland plants at the entrance and million bells and petunias along Main Stree. Blue salvia can still be found under the sycamore and oak trees. One oak in the back to shade the creek waters. Stone, grasses and wildflower filter garden and new white roses to reflect moonlight and cover chainlink in the back of the lot.
Ivy House flower garden under cork oak in old river stone wall planter. Flower garden cared for and maintained by Cary Friar.
Old Volunteer Work Days Mulch Location. Urban Forest by Cindy Podsiadlo & Daffodils by Judy Davis can be seen on both sides of the highway. One of our first Caltrans Projects Design by Mo Daly. An area that was Mulched During City Community Service Day. Now cared for by the city.
Original Bell at Bedford Garden Project of a rock garden by Steve Pace. Location of our planned Monument Garden Project healing garden woodland path with stone and flowers to an area of benches for peaceful reflection designed by Cary Friar.
Old Abandoned Homestead Garden Project designed to look like remnants of an old homestead at the base of an ancient river stone wall by Mo Daly.
Our first mountain theme garden project with plants that look like they spilled off the hill blending native with exotic design by original volunteers Elizabeth and Garry Smith. Now the Mooney Lot Garden with Main Street Maples.
Zen Garden along El Dorado Trail. A Community Pride Garden Project with memorial oak tree. Designed by Dennis Look.
Community Pride Garden Project by bill & Eileen Crim to beautify and shade this section of trail with Native to Sierra Shade Trees.
Placerville Students Counting Fish with Fish & Game at our Hangtown Creek Project at the Welcome Sign Area. Hangtown Creek is a Class 1 Rainbow Trout Fishery. Students also planted native plants and trees for songbirds.
Site of our old Creekside Ivy House Park garden project. Maintained by Community Pride for many years, Dennis Look, Ron Mueller and Cindy Podsiadlo. Deb Power cared for the park area and Steve Dowty, Helen Ramstad cared for the Creekside area by the El Dorado Trail.
Community Pride with Placerville Scouts earning their Eco-Action Badges. Community Pride Volunteer Judy Davis handing out certificates of appreciation at Hangtown Creek for seeding poppies.
Earth Day Flower Planting at Quartz Alley Garden Project with Placerville Scouts & Community Pride Volunteer Helen Ramstad at Quartz Alley. Dry Creek-bed Mountain Theme by Randy Edwards, Community Pride Volunteer, Placerville, California.
Community Pride Earth Day with Placerville Scouts at Town Hall for Eco-Action Badges. The new location of our poppy seed project.
Community Pride was established in 1990 to promote city beautification on public spaces.
Mobile App "Walk in the Flower Gardens & Projects" and Plant Palette Database
Volunteers "Dedicated to improving the grace and charm of Placerville" Gardens & Projects