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In the Community

Blue & Gold Star Memorial Markers

Roswell Garden Club’s Blue Star and Gold Star Memorial Markers @ Faces of War Memorial were 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 Gold Star Families Memorial @ Roswell’s City Hall

Blue Star Memorial Marker

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

Making Garden Therapy Seed Packets

Meals on Wheels

Garden Therapy Pockets

Seeds & small personal items for Meals on Wheels

Mini-Class at Roswell Farmers' Market

RGC Booth @ Farmers’ Market designed by RGC member FAB

Mini-Class at Roswell Farmers' Market

Booth promoting the benefits of container gardening with emphasis on food scaping
Community Projects: Beautifying & Promoting Roswell

RGC has a wide range of one-time & ongoing community projects. Our current community-based projects include dedicating our Blue Star and Gold Star Families Memorial Markers at Roswell’s City Hall, participating in the Great Pollinator Census, and giving mini-talks 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 Garden Club of Georgia, 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 were dedicated in a beautiful ceremony on May 30, 2022 at the Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Ceremony. See our Blue Star and Gold Star Families Memorials page for more details.

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 in late August.

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 and small gifts to the seed holders. The seasonal seed holders are distributed to Meals-On-Wheels recipients with their meals.

Mini-lecture on Container Gardens @ The Roswell Farmer's Market

RGC members provided mini-talks on container gardening at the Roswell Farmer’s Market.

Farmer’s Market visitors stopped by the RGC booth for tips, pointers, and answers to their questions.

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

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.

Adaptive Activities @ ARC

Creating Fairy Gardens with the Young Adults Group

 

Adaptive Activities @ ARC

Plants for Fairy Gardens

Fairy Gardens @ ARC

Fun for All

Fairy Gardens @ ARC

Fantastical Creations

High School Activities @ ARC

Earth Day Plants & Plantings

High School Activities @ the ARC

Flower Power

Summer Camp @ Roswell ARC

Summer Fun

More Summer Camp Fun

Summer Camp

Lots of Projects

Adaptive Programs @ ARC

RGC works with the ARC and the Roswell Recreation & Parks Department to design and host several adaptive activities throughout the year. Small school groups, adult night-out activities, and summer camp activities are enjoyed by all those involved in the activities. Adaptive programs are a project of The Garden Club of Georgia.

 

Focus Project: GreenLife Fairy Gardens Adaptive Activity @ Roswell ARC

RGC members and many young adults had a magical evening creating Fairy Gardens at the ARC. Participants heard about fairies and their preferred habitats, then designed and created their own piece of magic.

Focus Project: High School Adaptive Activities @ ARC

 

High School adaptive activities occur at the ARC. RGC members develop lesson plans and spend a fun morning helping high school students learn about gardening.

Focus Project: Activities @ Summer Friendship Camp

RGC partnered with the City of Roswell to provide adaptive gardening activities at Roswell’s Summer Friendship Camp. A variety of activities were designed for a wide range of abilities and interests.

Valentine's Day Luncheon @ ARC

Centerpieces

Valentine's Day Luncheon @ ARC

Hearts Galore

Tree @ ARC

ARC Decorating Team

Community Thanksgiving Luncheon @ ARC

Cornucopia

Community Thanksgiving Luncheon @ ARC

Table Flyer

Community Thanksgiving Luncheon @ ARC

Work in Progress

Community Thanksgiving Luncheon @ ARC

Enjoying Fruits of Our Labor

Community Thanksgiving Luncheon @ ARC

Unique Centerpiece @ Each Table

Community Beautification: RGC Decorates

RGC members decorate the lobby of the Roswell Adult Recreation Center and design & create centerpieces for luncheons at Roswell’s Adult Recreation Centerfor  and the Archibald Smith home. RGC received the Garden Club of Georgia Holiday Decorations 1st place award in 2020.

Tree @ Roswell ARC Lobby

RGC decorates a tree and the mantle in the lobby at Roswell’s Adult Recreation Center (ARC)

Centerpieces for ARC Luncheon's

RGC decorates a tree and the mantel 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.

 

Join Us

In Historic Preservation

Tour of Old Roswell Cemetery

Much to learn about the cemetery & Roswell’s history

Old Roswell Cemetery

Caring for Iris

Old Roswell Cemetery

Working on Our Plot

Surveying Markers

Old Methodist Cemetery

Historic Preservation: Old Roswell Cemetery

RGC partners with the Roswell Historic Society to preserve and maintain the Old Roswell Cemetery, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic Preservation is a Garden Club of Georgia program area.

Getting to Know the Cemetery

RGC members tour the Old Roswell Cemetery guided by Roswell Historical Society project chair Janet Johnson

Training on Caring for Iris

Since all work and plantings in the cemetery are historically appropriate, RGC members are trained on proper care of the plants

Working on our plot

Watch out for the fire ants!

Historical Marker Survey

RGC members surveyed each of the 40 plus historical markers in Roswell for the Roswell Historical Society. A plan will be put together to repair/replace markers as needed.

Floral Design

RGC members participate in floral design education at meetings, attend and participate in floral workshops, judge flower shows, create unique designs for various community purposes, and teach others about floral design.Floral design and flower shows are a program of the Garden Club of Georgia and the National Garden Clubs.

Boutonnieres of Remembrance

An RGC member designed and created boutonnieres of rosemary and yellow roses for the Roswell Remembers Memorial Day celebration and dedication of our Blue Star and Gold Star Families Memorial Markers.

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

RGC Flower Arranging Workshop @ Member Meeting

Gretchen Collins taught members key concepts in floral design. We always love our floral design meetings!

Join Us

Get Involved

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.

Conserve & Beautify

Roswell Garden Club

Roswell, GA

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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