Brick pavers support Taylor Conservatory

The Taylor Conservatory Foundation installed the first 200 engraved brick pavers at the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens site as part of the "One Step At A Time" brick paver fund-raising campaign.

More than 20 volunteers were on hand to place the bricks inside the Conservatory Foundation Circle on November 10.

"We had great fun working together and the bricks look fantastic," said Taylor resident Patty Donahue, executive director of the foundation.

"It's very touching to see the tremendous support from our community, right in our Conservatory Circle," said 23rd District Court Judge Geno Salomone, who is president of the foundation board.

The 4-by-8-inch and 8-by-8-inch bricks are tumbled, giving them the appearance of old, established bricks.

The foundation is halfway to it's goal of raising $50,000 by October 2008 with its brick campaign. Bricks are still available for sale, with prices starting at $50. More information is available at the Taylor Conservatory Foundation website:

The Taylor Conservatory Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the community by creating beautiful public spaces, promoting the arts and sciences, and preserving the natural environment. The foundation’s first project is creating a two-acre botanical garden at Heritage Park.

The conservatory is located on Northline Road, just east of Pardee Road next to the Heritage Park Petting Farm.

Executive Director Patty Donahue can be reached at (888) 383-4108 or