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Aetna Gardens at Pictona

At Pictona, we're proud to have Aetna as our valued sponsor of the gardens. Their generous donation plays a crucial role in supporting our beloved gardens.

The hydroponic garden consists of ten towers that yield fresh vegetables and herbs, directly benefiting Pictona's onsite restaurant, The Kitchen. 

Growing a Brighter Future

We're excited to announce that the Aetna Gardens at Pictona are currently undergoing major renovations. Thanks to Steve Parker, landscape architect, we've taken a significant step toward transforming our gardens. Steve presented us with three innovative design options pro bono, and after careful consideration we've selected a final plan that promises to enhance the beauty and functionality of our cherished gardens.

The garden renovation project will preserve the hydroponic garden, relocating it to the northeast corner. Our primary objective for the gardens is to create a tranquil oasis, offering a peaceful space to take a timeout from pickleball, where visitors can unwind in a serene environment surrounded by lush trees, vibrant plants, and beautiful flowers. Delight in the charming nooks with built-in seating, enjoy the soothing sounds of a water fountain, and watch the butterflies and birds.

The anticipated completion date in February 2024. We're looking forward to unveiling a renewed and rejuvenated Aetna Gardens at Pictona that will continue to enrich the lives of our community members and visitors alike.



Pictona's Hydroponic Garden is managed by our Master Gardener, Russ Royce, our Hydroponic Committee Co-Chairs, Corrie Wise and Trish Kabus. A team of awesome volunteers from the Pictona Garden Club work together to grow greens for The Kitchen and create a true farm-to-table experience here at Pictona. 

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