Preparations are under way to where hundreds of thousands of tulips will be seen in bloom at Poston Gardens in Waxahachie come March. Workers are planting bulbs now with the hopes of creating a space where lifelong memories will bloom as well.
The garden will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. seven days a week from March through the first week of April. The garden first opened in 2018.
The garden operates in connection with Daymark Living, which works with adults who have intellectual and developmental delays to provide them with an environment and peer group that promotes greater independence and better quality of life. Residents at Daymark live in purpose-built homes to help them live more independently. The garden is staffed by Daymark residents.
John Poston, Daymark and Poston Gardens founder, shared with the Sun that part of the proceeds from the garden help fund scholarships at Daymark, with the remaining funds reinvested back into the garden. These funds are administered through the Poston Gardens Foundation, which was created to provide financial assistance to families who otherwise could not afford Daymark Living.
Last year, Poston Gardens raised $200,000 for scholarships. This year’s goal is to raise more than $1 million for scholarships. The garden had 20,000 visitors last year and it’s anticipated that number will double.