Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader
ORANGE — Keep Orange County Beautiful presented a Beautification Award to Ms. Laverne Hubbard of Orange recently. Ms. Hubbard started her gardens in 1982 and has seen them tended for more than 30 years. Parish Garden, as it is called, is directly across Park Avenue from Shangri La Botanical Gardens and provides a beautiful welcome to visitors even before they arrive at Shangri La. Pictured, left to right, are Harry Vine, Keep Orange County Beautiful; Ms. La Verne Hubbard, owner; and Ms. Loretta Manning who is responsible for maintaining the gardens. Visit www.kocb.org for more information.