Nature Noteworthy

Public-Private Beautification Project in Bloom

Public-Private Beautification Project in Bloom

Nacogdoches – Residents and visitors to Texas’ Oldest Town will now be able to catch a glimpse of more than 1,000 Jonquil Bulbs, if they drive near Oak Grove Cemetery. Last November, a local non-profit group,  The Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc., purchased the bulbs to be planted along the border of the  wrought iron fence, which runs along Lanana Street in the Zion Hill Historic District of Nacogdoches. Dedicated to preserving the history of the city, the non-profit group worked with the Nacogdoches Parks, Recreation and Cemetery department to install the bulbs.  

This public private partnership helps enhance the already beautiful Zion Hill Historic District which serves as an annual tourist draw for thousands of visitors to Nacogdoches. The Jonquil bulbs are low maintenance and do not require watering, which are expected to be in full bloom this spring and will blossom annually. Nacogdoches, once famous for its, Jazzy Jonquil Jubilee, is home to tens of thousands of bulbs that bloom each spring. Nacogdoches also boasts over 32 miles of beautifully manicured Azalea Trails and is home to Texas’ Largest Azalea Garden. The Stephen F. Austin State University garden system, including the Native Plant Center and the Mast Arboretum, provide a variety of spectacular landscapes to help draw in nature  enthusiasts, both during the annual Azalea Trail and year round. Springtime in Nacogdoches, especially in our lovely historic districts, continues to  delight nature lovers, and the newly planted bulbs at Oak Grove Cemetery will help add to that feast.

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