Walton Family Foundation to Bring 300,000 Flowers to Bentonville
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 29, 2018 – This week, the planting of 300,000 flowers started along Bentonville’s trails, parks, streets, watersheds and the municipal airport. A grant at the recommendation of Steuart Walton to the Bentonville Parks Conservancy will support this city beautification project.
“An abundance of flowers will enhance Bentonville’s signature natural beauty,” said Steuart Walton. “Families, kids, cyclists – the entire community – will get to enjoy special moments outdoors when the temperatures rise every spring.”
The displays will also benefit local wildlife and insects. The flowers complement other quality of life efforts such as the 5,000 new trees planted across Benton County over the last two years through the tree canopy improvement initiative supported by the Walton Family Foundation.
Planting began this week at the North Trail, Lake Bella Vista, Seedtick Trail, John DeShields Roundabout, Orchard Park, the Razorback Greenway and several other public locations. The flowers will showcase more than 20 varieties, including the Tazetta Minnow, Sir Winston Churchill, Barrette Browning, Red Devon, Ice Follies, Unsurpassable, Carlton and Flower Carpet.
The flowers are expected to be in bloom from late February through mid-April.
About the Walton Family Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation is, at its core, a family-led foundation. The children and grandchildren of our founders, Sam and Helen Walton, lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities. We work in three areas: improving K-12 education, protecting rivers and oceans and the communities they support, and investing in our home region of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. In 2017, the foundation awarded more than $535 million in grants in support of these initiatives. To learn more, visit waltonfamilyfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.