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Residents Design New Chefs Herb Garden at Devonshire at PGA National

December 1, 2014

Dedication of the new garden will take place on December 5

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) - Devonshire at PGA National residents Carol Teichman and Polly Sherk are the masterminds behind the newest addition at the community; a brand new herb garden.  The garden features a variety of herbs, flowers, and fruit trees as well as walking paths throughout.  The new garden will be formally dedicated at the community on Friday, December 5.

Devonshire's Carol Teichman moved to the community just this year and she brought with her a very experienced green thumb!   Previously, Teichman had served as the president of the Palm Beach Garden Club for seven years.  Teichman, along with her neighbor at Devonshire, Polly Sherk, have coordinated the placement and planting of a new herb garden at the community.   Sherk is a member of the resident council, as well as a member of the culinary committee on campus.  The garden has been designed to provide a variety of herbs and fruits, assisting Devonshire's chefs and culinary team with preparing fresh and healthy meals. 

Throughout the garden, one may find dill, basil, rosemary, parsley, tarragon, chives, mint, tomatoes, radishes, marigolds, nasturtiums, aloe, and Florida lavender, as well as a variety of fruit-bearing trees.  While the residents will assist with caring for the garden, much of the regular maintenance will be tended to by one of Devonshire's dedicated groundskeepers.

On Friday, December 5, the community will host a happy hour and dedication ceremony for the herb garden.  The wine and cheese event will last from 4-6pm with herb garden tours available from 4-5pm.WHEN:  Friday, December 5, 2014 | 4-5 PMWHERE:  100 Devonshire Way, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418CONTACT:  If you'd like to cover the event, please contact Jessica McKay at 703-472-0964 or

About Devonshire at PGA National:  Devonshire at PGA National, one of 18 Erickson Living retirement communities, sits on a 26-acre campus in Palm Beach Gardens.  Devonshire offers distinctive retirement living complete with spacious apartment homes, valet services and concierge support, premier dining venues, and convenient access to health services, all located just minutes from Southeast Florida's best shopping, dining, and cultural activities. More information about Devonshire at PGA National can be found at:

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(Photo by Richard Kolodne):  Devonshire at PGA National groundskeeper, Thomas Canidate, helps to maintain the herb garden on campus.  This photo was taken during the preparation of the garden in early November.