I like to think of our garden club as little seeds that have been placed on this earth to beautify it, to care for it, and to grow in the knowledge of gardening. Over the years, through our own studies and experiences, we have learned so much about nurturing our own gardens and caring for our environment. There is still so much more to learn! I am hopeful during the next two years we will use that knowledge and creativity to make a difference in our local area, by working on community related projects. We will also use our knowledge and ideas to educate others on the merits of gardening, in addition to promoting the importance of protecting our native plants, birds and natural resources.
The importance of reaching out to others in our community is great, and I would like to encourage us all to participate in local garden related projects, as individuals and as a club. The possibilities in our area are endless, as are the ways that we can educate and help others. Through imagination, planning, and working together, we can make a difference!
During the next two years, I am hoping that like little seeds, we will grow and inspire others in our community to appreciate nature and to learn from it.
Mary Millar, President
Spalding Garden Club
"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders." -Henry David Thoreau
Spalding Garden Club is always engaging in great new programs. Some of them are highlighted to the right. To check out more about the latest news, click here.
The Daffodil Mile Project is a joint endeavor of Spalding Garden Club and Sandy Springs Garden Club to plant a one-mile swath of daffodils along the Abernathy Greenway Linear Park, while also helping the families of Cancer patients with the proceeds from the sale of the daffodil bulbs. Bulbs have been planted and a Spring celebration in 2015 will mark the completion of the project. To find out more about this project click on Daffodil Mile in the Partner Links below.
Spalding Garden Club's community enrichment project at Dunwoody Park united a diverse group of community leaders, businesses, and volunteers, all interested in the goal of improving our shared green space. Spalding Garden Club gratefully acknowledges the following individuals for their support with this project: Brent Walker, Director of Parks, City of Dunwoody, Dunwoody Garden Club, North Dekalb Master Gardeners, Redfield Home and Garden Club, Mill Glen Withmere Women's Club, Drs. Priluck and Nordonne of Dentistry with a Difference, Piedmont Bank, and the Honorable Fran Millar, State Senator.
In 1983 Spalding Garden Club with the support of the Dunwoody Country Club, started a small garden of annuals on the corner of Jett Ferry Road and Dunwoody Club Drive. Over the years this project evolved into a 3,000 square foot butterfly garden. From its inception the entire club has been involved in every phase of the project and maintains the garden through member teams year round.