Norman H. & Elsie Stossel Upchurch Children's Garden
For years, we dreamed of adding a children's garden to the grounds of Samuels Public Library, and thanks to the immense generosity of local resident, Elsie Upchurch, that dream is now a reality.
Located near the East Criser Road library entrance, the outdoor space features a sensory garden, aromatherapy garden, butterfly garden and cook's garden, and serves as a source of programming to engage children in various ways and introduce them to flowers and herbs they may never have discovered before.
It is our goal to create a whimsical yet educational garden, and we hope to accomplish this with the help of our generous community. If you wish to be a part of this wonderful project, please consider contributing an item on our garden wishlist located here. Monetary donations are also welcome in helping us reach our goals. Cash, check and credit card accepted, or make a contribution online. All donors will be listed on a plaque within the garden.
The Norman H. and Elsie Stossel Upchurch Children’s Garden couldn't have been completed without our many supporters and volunteers. Special thanks to the following:
Mrs. Elsie Stossel Upchurch
Mr. & Mrs. Fred & Christine Andreae
Lowe’s - Front Royal
Front Royal/Warren County Tree Stewards
Front Royal-Warren County Anti-Litter Council
Front Royal Rotary Club
Dr. Charles Huber
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
Terri Barnikel, Kim Freeman, Joan Gardiner & Sarah Eckert
Dane Toler & Lee Ruddle
Vivian A. Manuel
Frank Baxter & Skip Bowling
Jeff & Melody Hotek
Note: Click thumbnail to see full-size images. Items already donated appear in red.
Songbird Station Birdhouse
Terri Barnikel, Kim Freeman,
Joan Gardiner & Sarah Eckert,
in Memory of Ann Yoka
Plant ShrubberyWe are working with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners to determine the appropriate shrub species.
Plant a TreeWe are working with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners to determine the appropriate tree species.
Front Royal Presbyterian Church,
in Honor of Dr. C. Thomas Rhyne
& Mrs. Elizabeth Rhyne
Zachary Logan, in Honor of
Dr. Frederick P. Logan, Jr.
& Andra Baldwin Logan