On a bright day in September of 2016 fifty volunteers from 3 non-profit organizations rolled up their sleeves and put in a hard days work at Wekiwa Springs State Park. The task at hand was to clear a disturbed site of land on which two hotels and a health spa (they were called sanitoriums back in the day), once stood. The buildings themselves, which had been constructed in the 1800’s, are long since gone. But the 1/2 acre site will have a new opportunity to serve in a therapeutic capacity once the Serenity Garden at Wekiwa Springs State Park is completed.
Volunteers of all ages and abilities came together from several non profit organizations including the Wekiwa Wilderness Trust, The Optimist Club,The Sweetwater Oaks Gardening Club and the Seminole County Master Gardener Program. These same groups are committed to helping install and maintain the garden, and The Serenity Garden will happily welcome additional volunteers and organizations that are interested in contributing.