MARLBOROUGH – It was a dirty job, but somebody had to do it.
On April 15, members of the Marlborough Garden Club removed about 500 plants from the “circle garden” in the plaza in back of City Hall.
Club members carefully uprooted each plant, washed off the roots and repotted it.
According to the mayor’s office, it’s part of a MassWorks project to renovate the area.
“We are finishing plans for the project and will be going out to bid shortly and hopefully will begin construction this summer,” said Patricia Bernard, executive aide to the mayor.
Plans call for a new plaza area in front and behind City Hall, along with sidewalk and drain improvements that will begin once work on gas and sewer lines are completed.
The Department of Public Works is working with the garden club in removing the plants in the circular garden behind City Hall, according to Bernard.
Most of the repotted plants will be given new homes in the other seven gardens overseen by the club.
Some plants will be part of the inventory for the 27th annual plant sale on Saturday, May 13, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Whitcomb Middle School.
For details about the club’s programs, www.marlboroughgardenclub.org/home.