Bullington Gardens is blessed to have many wonderful volunteers who give their time, love and hard work in an effort to keep the gardens beautiful for our many visitors and students. This month we are highlighting Jerry Neff as our Volunteer Hero.
Jerry was a member of a Horticultural Society in Massachusetts before relocating to North Carolina in an effort to downsize and be closer to his son. While visiting Bullington’s plant sale, he met Volunteer Coordinator, Joellen Johnson, who quickly recognized his talents and wasted no time putting him to work. He is a Master Gardener who has volunteered at the Flat Rock Playhouse and Bullington Gardens. He enjoys working with the plants and weeding! (Truly a treasure.) He especially enjoys working in the Dahlia Garden with Brian and his crew whom he calls, “really nice people, a special group.” This year was a challenge with the Covid-9 restrictions, but they rearranged their schedules to allow for social distancing and managed to put on a spectacular display of Dahlias. We are grateful Jerry has chosen to give his talents and time to Bullington Gardens.