On Sunday, 12 October, my Arranger and I joined members of the Charlotte Garden Club as we gathered to celebrate ninety years since its founding in 1924. It is believed to be the oldest continuing garden club in the Carolinas.
Since we moved here nine years ago, I have enjoyed being a member of the Charlotte Garden Club, which is noted for its outstanding educational programs about all aspects of gardening and its participation in community activities. Its annual garden tour in Charlotte supports the Mint Museum of Art, of which it is an affiliate. Twice a year the Club members provide and install landscaping for newly constructed Habitat for Humanity homes in the Charlotte area.
The celebration on Sunday was an afternoon of fellowship and good food. Members gathered on the back porch of Past Co-President Dru Quarles’ home for a champagne toast to ninety years of learning, service…and fun. (Group photo courtesy of Morry Alter).
Ninety years and counting!