Garden Grove wins Bright Spot award

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Carbondale Times

Beautiful landscaping has transformed the Garden Grove Event Center at 1215 East Walnut, and earned it a Bright Spot Award from Keep Carbondale Beautiful. 

The Wedding Garden and Courtyard have benefited from the addition of numerous mature evergreens and magnolias. The fencing is also made from locally sourced repurposed barnwood with wrought-iron gates. 

“It’s not just landscaping. The building is totally new,” Owner Dirk Borsgmiller said. “The concept of garden is so complete, people don’t realize they are still in a city.”

“If you haven’t been here lately, you haven’t been here at all,” general manager Melissa Ray Roach said. 

The Keep Carbondale Beautiful, Inc., Board selects businesses or residences to receive the Bright Spot Award for enhancing the beauty of the community by means of revitalization of property, new construction, plantings and beautification, upkeep and maintenance, or rehabilitation. 

To nominate a business or residence for the award, call 618-525-5525 or email