The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners have included the Pink Ribbon Garden in their annual garden tour, "Le Tour de Jardins".
Dedicated to the strength, hope and courage of Breast Cancer Survivors, Co-Survivors and any loved one we want to remember or honor for any reason.
The Pink Ribbon Garden, located at Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport, Louisiana, was dedicated on November 25, 2006. The 4,000 square foot public garden provides a serene place of reflection and serves as a reminder of the importance of proactive breast health and care, annual mammograms and early detection of cancer of any kind.
The garden is a joint project of the city, Garden Souls Garden Club, Friends of the Pink Ribbon Garden and Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners. Jack Loftus and Penny Durham developed the concept of the Pink Ribbon Garden at Betty Virginia Park to honor their mothers, Mary Virginia Willis Loftus and Fabol Powell Durham, who lost their battles with breast cancer.
Master Gardener Penny Durham and Councilman Monty Walford welcomed over 100 guests at the dedication ceremony. The guests included breast cancer survivors, friends, gardeners and city representatives. The garden consists of crepe myrtles, George Tabor azaleas, Indian hawthornes, Muhly grasses, Encore azaleas, Aztec grasses, mini mondo, and perennials.