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Old State Bank Happenings
The team at Decatur Parks & Recreation has recently laid new turf at the gardens behind the Old State Bank as well as reworking the sprinkler systems and the brick border at the Bank. Each of the gardens is looking amazing and is free for public enjoyment.
The gardens consist of an herb garden featuring about 40 types of herbs (free limited picking is allowed), a Southern heirloom fragrance garden featuring plants one would have seen in Southern gardens 100 or more years ago—and most are also fragrant-- and a Southern woodlands garden. Plans are being made to extend the gardens to include a hosta and rose garden as well in the area of the old kitchen building.
The restoration of the old kitchen building is almost complete. This will provide needed restroom and storage facilities both for the OSB and the new Amphitheater in Founders Park as well as comfort stations for major downtown events.
If you have not visited the Old State Bank in the past six months - or if you have never visited - come to see Alabama’s oldest bank building which is also one of America’s most unique buildings. Don’t forget to visit the gardens as well! We usually also have free plants available in the information area as you enter the gardens. Come and enjoy!