When: The first Tuesday of each month (September – May)
Where: The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willow Bend Rd. Peachtree City, Georgia
What time: Social gathering and refreshments at 9:30 a.m. Meetings begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Welcome to the Peachtree City Garden Club
The Peachtree City Garden Club is a place where people can make new friends, share a common interest in gardening and give back to the community. The garden club meets the first Tuesday of each month (See Speaker Schedule for any exceptions i.e. January and April) from 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Arrive by 9:30 for social gathering and refreshments.) Meetings are held at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willow Bend Rd. Peachtree City. The club is open to men and women of all ages. At monthly meetings, guest speakers share their expertise on a wide-range of topics, attendees swap gardening tips and ask for help with specific garden problems and club officers lead a short business meeting to keep members updated on club issues.
The mission of the Peachtree City Garden Club is primarily recreational: to expand the Club’s knowledge of and interest in gardening and related activities, provide opportunities for members to meet and associate with others who have similar horticultural interests and to develop educational and beautification projects to benefit the community.
The garden club has a rich history in Peachtree City. The first meeting was held in May of 1973, with Anne Moon, the first president, presiding. The club quickly grew and became active in Peachtree City, sharing the members’ love of gardening with residents of this new community. In 2008, the garden club celebrated its 35th anniversary as an active organization in Peachtree City.
Following are just a few examples of how the club has reached into the community through special projects:
o In prepare for Peachtree City’s 50th Anniversary in 2009, the Peachtree City Garden Club designed a low-maintenance colorful garden around the Gazebo at Luther Glass Park, off of Peachtree Parkway. The Gazebo at Luther Glass Park is a focal point of the area and a place where families host weddings, picnics and family reunions. The club members continue to rotate committee members to do maintenance and watering at the Gazebo garden.
o The Club updated the Nita Brown Memorial Garden at The Fred Brown Amphitheater and installed temporary landscaping at the Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau.
o In May 2012 a dedication ceremony took place at the Anna Van Horn Memorial Garden at Braelinn Elementary school. The Club was proud to design and install the landscaping surrounding the pavilion.
o Regular maintenance and beautification of the landscaping at The Bridge
o The Club has several projects at the PTC Community Garden including the small plot at the entrance off Kelly Drive, a heritage plot which changes out each year and ongoing design and maintenance at the Julia Butterfly Garden along the front garden fence.
The Club’s Project Steering Committee is busy planning future gardening projects to benefit the City and surrounding areas.