A mural by Twisp painter Ginger Reddington depicting harvest, river rapids, and history of the Leavenworth area was dedicated at a community garden in the Bavarian-themed village at the end of June.
Reddington’s mural — 12 feet wide by 4 feet tall — is one of three works of art commissioned for the E. Lorene Young Community Garden. The intent was to make the garden a gathering spot as well as a place to grow food and flowers, said Lois Pendleton, a member of the organizing committee. This is the fourth growing season at the garden, which was created on property Young donated to the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust.
“Ginger just nailed it with her mural — it’s just gorgeous,” said Pendleton. The garden will have a checklist so children can identify the approximately 50 characters, animals and activities depicted in the mural — among them an eagle, a tractor, and people floating on the river. Reddington painted the mural on six metal panels that were assembled and framed together.
In addition to Reddington’s mural, the garden features a sculpture made from old farm implements; a decorative gate made from rusty garden tools; and metal prayer flags around the perimeter that were made from car parts repurposed as fruits, vegetables, birds and butterflies.
The garden is at the corner of 12th and Commercial in Leavenworth. Heading east, turn left on 12th, which is about one block after the light at the Chumstick Highway. Travel two blocks to Commercial.