|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Trustees' Garden Club.|
|Title:||Trustees' Garden Club scrapbook|
|Extent:||0.5 cubic feet (1 volume)|
The Trustees' Garden Club of Savannah, Georgia was founded on 25 February 1926 at a meeting held at the public library. At this inaugural meeting, Mrs. Wimberly DeRenne was selected to preside as club president. The Trustees' Garden Club name was officially chosen by popular vote the following month on 5 March 1926. The name for the club derived from the first public gardens in Georgia established in Savannah in 1733 by the Trustees of the colony.
The mission of the Trustees' Garden Club includes the study and culture of flowers; landscape gardening; protection of trees, plants, and birds; and the encouragement of civic planting. The civic planting accomplishments of the club include the Bethesda Home for Boys, the Bay Street Beautification Project, and the restoration of Colonial Park Cemetery.
As an elected member of the Garden Club of America since 1941, the Trustees' Garden Club has been host to the Zone VIII meetings of the national association. Annual meetings, as well as biannual flower shows, give members and nonmembers the opportunity to explore innovations in gardening and horticulture. This club is still active today.
This collection contains a scrapbook with newspaper clippings, photographs, and bulletins regarding the activities of the Trustees' Garden Club in Savannah, Georgia from 1965 to 1977.
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