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Blue & Gold Star Memorial Markers

Our newly installed Blue Star and Gold Star Memorial Markers @ Faces of War Memorial will be dedicated on Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Markers @ Roswell City Council Meeting

Members of RGC, Roswell Rotary, Roswell Memorial Day Committee, &  Georgia Hall of Fame Veterans present united front @ Roswell City Council Meeting

Gold Star Families Memorial Marker

Our new Gold Star Families Memorial @ Roswell’s City Hall

Blue Star Memorial Marker

Our newly installed Blue Star Memorial Marker @ Roswell’s City Hall

Making Garden Therapy Stockings

Garden Therapy Stockings

Community Projects: Beautifying & Promoting Roswell

RGC has a wide range of one-time & ongoing community projects. Our current projects include dedicating our Blue Star and Gold Star Families Memorial Markers at Roswell’s City Hall, participating in the Great Pollinator Census, giving away Azaleas, and expanding our presence at the Roswell Farmers Market.

2019-2022 Focus Project: National Garden Clubs' Blue Star & Gold Star Memorial Markers for Roswell

A program of  the National Garden Clubs, The Blue & Gold Star Memorials Program honors all men and women that serve in the United States Armed Services.” The Blue Star Marker honors all who have served, the Gold Star Families Marker honors families who have lost a family member in service.

RGC, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Roswell, the Roswell Memorial Day Committee, and the Roswell Recreation & Parks Department, placed a Blue Star Memorial Marker and a Gold Star Families Memorial Marker at Roswell’s City Hall in June 2020. The placement was approved at the Mayor and Council Meeting Nov. 25, 2019.

The markers flank the Faces of War Memorial. RGC is working with Hall of Fame veterans, Roswell Recreation & Parks, and the Roswell Memorial Day committee to enhance the plantings at the memorial site and to properly maintain the memorials.

The markers will be dedicated on May 30, 2022 at the Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Ceremony.

Great Georgia Pollinator Census

RGC Members participate in this historic citizen-scientist initiative where people all around the state record and report the number and type of pollinators they observe during a 10 minute time period on either August 21st or August 22nd.  

The Garden Club Of Georgia's Garden Therapy Through Meals-On-Wheels

RGC’s unique approach to The GCG’s Garden Therapy Projects is through Meals-On-Wheels. Members make seasonal seed holders (stockings in December, eggs & bunnies in March) and add seed packets to the holders. The seasonal seed holders are distributed to Meals-On-Wheels recipients with their meals.

Great Azalea Giveaway @ The Roswell Azalea Festival (a Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Garden Week in Georgia project)

RGC participates in the annual Roswell Azalea Festival in April during the Garden Club of Georgia’s Garden Week in Georgia.  The goal is to improve the beauty of the city of Roswell by the planting of azaleas in various locations.

Roswell citizens think this is a great project as evidenced by the rapid rate the azaleas are given away. In 2019, many Roswellians stopped by the table to share pictures of the azaleas they received in previous years.

We look forward to resuming this project in 2022.

Waist High Gardens for Mini-Lectures

Perennials & Bulbs

 

Waist High Gardens for Mini-Lectures

Herbs

Waist High Gardens for Mini-Lectures

Bulbs & Ground Covers

GreenTalks @ ARC: Colorful Planters

GreenTalks @ ARC: Monarch Mudpies

RGC Members @ Courtyard Concert (Waist High Gardens) @ Roswell ARC

Concert in the Courtyard @ Roswell ARC

Completed Entrance Gardens @ Roswell ARC Redesign Project

Entrance Gardens @ Roswell ARC Redesign Project: Almost Done

Plaque in Entrance Gardens @ Roswell ARC

ARC Entrance Gardens: Design Session w/City Landscape Architect

Waist High Gardens @ Roswell ARC Scout Eagle Project

Ongoing Community Beautification & Education: RGC Gardens @ Roswell Adult Recreation Center

RGC maintains the front Entrance Gardens of this center located at 830 Grimes Bridge Road. RGC and Roswell’s Recreation & Parks Department recently redesigned the Entrance Gardens to include a peaceful fountain and improved walkways.

RGC built and maintains the Waist-High Garden @ the ARC for visitors’ enjoyment and as a project to work with the ARC’s Young Adult group.

The gardens are planted with themes for our GreenLife mini-lessons for the public.

 

Focus Project: GreenLife Mini-Lectures @ Waist High Gardens @ Roswell ARC

The waist-high gardens at ARC have evolved into theme-based beds for teaching/learning about different types of plants. RGC & the ARC have scheduled a series of GreenLife horticultural mini-lectures at the gardens.

One bed is planted with succulents, another is planted with herbs. Ground covers and bulbs are featured in another. Pansies and other annuals are colorful and showy throughout the appropriate season. Bulbs and annuals pair up in another bed. In April we refresh the beds and put in some edibles and summer annuals.

RGC first built the gardens in 2007 for the ARC’s Young Adult group with physical and mental challenges. In 2017 the gardens were rebuilt as a Boy Scout’s Eagle Scout Project. These gardens have always been maintained by RGC and the Center’s Young Adult Group.

Community Beautification: RGC Gardens @ Roswell Adult Recreation Center

 

In late fall 2019, RGC and Roswell’s Recreation & Parks Department completed the redesign of the Entrance Gardens to include a peaceful fountain and improved walkways.

RGC was heavily involved in the funding, design, and implementation of the redesign. Pictures of the design, construction, and completion are from May – November, 2019.

 

Trees @ Roswell ARC Adult Aquatics Center (in collaboration with Roswell's Tree Planting Partnership Program)

RGC partnered with the City of Roswell to fund the installation of new trees at the Roswell Adult Aquatic Center on Grimes Bridge Road as part of the city’s Tree Planting Partnership Program. The program provides financial support to organizations who want to enhance and beautify Roswell by increasing its tree canopy and density.

Roswell approved the landscaping project for the new Roswell Adult Aquatic Center based on the long-standing relationship RGC has with the ARC. RGC funded River Birch trees from the Tree Planting Partnership Program’s hardwood tree species list.

Tree @ City Hall

Tree @ City Hall

Tree @ ARC

ARC Decorating Team

Parlor Tree @ Smith

Dining Room @ Smith

Red & Silver Tree @ Smith

Woodsman Santa Mantle @ Smith

Decorating @ Smith

Community Beautification: RGC Decorates

RGC members decorate a 14’ tree in the rotunda of City Hall, the lobby of the Roswell Adult Recreation Center, and the Archibald Smith home. RGC received the Garden Club of Georgia Holiday Decorations 1st place award in 2020.

Tree @ Roswell City Hall

RGC decorates the tree in the rotunda at Roswell City Hall each year. This is quite a feat given the height of the tree and the rotunda.

Tree @ Roswell ARC

RGC decorates a tree and the mantle in the lobby at the ARC. This year’s theme is a Homespun Holiday.

Smith Holiday Decorations

RGC decorates the Smith home each year. This year the home was decorated in a historically appropriate no-glitter manner.

 

Floral Design

RGC members participate in floral design education at meetings, attend and participate in floral workshops, judge flower shows and teach others about floral design.

Floral Design on our Blog

RGC member Gretchen C’s floral design posts on our blog are not only educational, but also inspirational and beautiful. Check them out by choosing Floral Design from the Education pull-down menu or as a search topic on our blog. RGC Blog

Smith Table Centerpiece

Gretchen C designed this centerpiece for the dining room at Smith. The director sent a letter of appreciation for the beauty of the design and its historical appropriateness.

January Flower Festival at Saint Phillips Cathedral

JoAnn Jones and Gretchen Collins both participated at this event.

RGC Flower Arranging Workshop @ Member Meeting

Gretchen Collins and JoAnn Jones taught members key concepts in floral design.

Daffodil Show

JoAnn takes first place in her category at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Daffodil Show

Christmas Flower Show

Gretchen Collins and Joann Jones participated in this show.

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Roswell Garden Club is always looking for new members to learn with us, garden with us, arrange flowers with us, contribute to the community with us, and socialize with us. If you are interested in visiting us or joining us, let us know. You do not have to be a Roswell citizen to join Roswell Garden Club.

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“Gardening is not our
whole life; but it makes our
lives whole.”

 

Images on this site were taken by RGC members unless otherwise noted