The Warwick Valley Gardeners (WVG) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the beautification of Warwick for residents and visitors alike. WVG maintains nine gardens throughout Warwick, including at the Village entrances, Railroad Green, and at Village Hall.
The Village Hall Garden has as its focal point a rose bush that had in recent years suffered major damage. We didn’t give up on it, though. We pruned it, treated it and nursed it back to health. This year, we were finally rewarded for our efforts when it put out an explosion of gorgeous red rose blooms. It once again became the highlight of our garden.
Sometime between the evenings of Jun. 16 and Jun. 17, almost every bloom was cut from the rose bush. We are devastated and we cannot understand why anyone who would deprive their neighbors of this uplifting display and so disrespect the hard work of the volunteers who put in their time, money, and effort.
Perhaps they thought the garden is maintained by Village employees. It is not. Perhaps they thought the garden is paid for through taxes. It is not. Not that it would make the vandalous theft any more acceptable. It does not.
So, if you happened to receive some short-stemmed red roses from your boyfriend and thought he was SO thoughtful, he was not.
CHAIR VILLAGE HALL GARDEN COMMITTEE WARWICK