Construction of The Gardens at HMC, a project of the HMC Foundation, is continuing and the landscape is taking shape.

Construction of The Gardens at HMC, a project of the HMC Foundation, is continuing and the landscape is taking shape. According to Lindy Chapman, HMC Foundation Development officer, most of the major dirt work has been completed and the landscape company has just begun planting. The brick walls of the pavilion, that will be next to the main patio area, were being constructed on Wednesday. The wooden construct of the gazebo was also visible, with newly-planted evergreens all around, near where the donor columns will be constructed. The gardens project is expected to be substantially completed by the end of December and then there will be some minor additions in early spring, after which, a community open house is planned. “We’re really excited about the progress so far,” said Chapman. “The weather has been really good for us.” The HMC Foundation is still currently raising funds. If you would like to donate to the gardens, contact Lindy Chapman at 660-247-8107.