Half of the proceeds of the 2018 Hat Luncheon went to City Park, and many of the funded projects have been completed. In addition to planting twenty 30-gallon Live Oak trees, City Park has used Hat Luncheon funding to complete much needed tree removal and pruning of vines, palms, and water oaks in several areas of the park, including the Great Lawn, the Boat House area, and the island across from the Peristyle.
Poor drainage threatens the health of some of the park’s oaks, and upcoming projects include drainage improvement at the festival grounds and near Big Lake to maintain live oak health.
Visit City Park and take a look around—you made a difference there by participating in the 2018 Luncheon—and there is more to do in 2019!
NOTG Heart of the Park volunteers help plant twenty new live oaks in City Park!
What a wonderful day together. On November 13, members of the New Orleans Town Gardeners and Garden Study Club of New Orleans were welcomed by Poydras Home residents, family, and friends for “A Walk in the Park” joint flower show.
Poydras Home was a beautiful setting to showcase several categories of floral arrangements, photography, horticulture classes, and the new Botanical Arts category. Poydras Home residents participated alongside NOTG and GSC members in a floral arrangement category. The reception was a warm, lively event with members and friends ooh-ing and aah-ing over the entries.
Great thanks to the many hardworking volunteers who planned and manned the event and to all the who entered. A special “Hip Hip Hooray” to Linda Miller and Molly Baumer for serving as the NOTG cochairs of the event.
New Orleans Town Gardener Courtney Freeman and Garden Study Club member Liz Sloss arranged a recent Botanical Arts Workshop at the New Orleans Fine Arts Academy. The workshop was led by Marsha Cannon, a member of the Garden Club of Jackson and a respected botanical arts expert. The beautiful jewelry featured below represented Marsha’s craftsmanship and artistry with natural materials.
Six NOTG members and six GSC members participated to hone their skills. We can’t wait to see their handiwork at the November Flower Show!
Members of The Garden Club of America – 200 clubs and nearly 18,000 club members across the country – are engaged in far-reaching efforts to promote the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore, improve and protect the environment. The impact in just the last year alone is impressive. Here are the numbers: