Here is just a small sampling of the many projects
Spalding Garden Club is working on in our community.
DUNWOODY POST OFFICE- Fall 2016-Fall 2018
What an eyesore in our community. This area in front of the Dunwoody Post Office, top photo, needed enhancement. The greater Dunwoody community supported our Christmas Home Tour in 2015 and we wanted to give something back to them in the way of a beautification effort. We developed a xeriscape garden in the median in front of our post office as an educational tool to show how a beautiful garden can also be drought tolerant. We included many pollinators such as lantana and buddleia, to also support our National Garden Clubs' pollinator initiative. But most of all its a lovely enhancement, meeting The Garden Club of Georgia's mission of Beautification, Conservation, Education. We finished this project in early spring 2017 and continue to maintain it for the community. See some of the after photos below to enjoy the new look of our post office frontage.
garden therapy at annandale village- Fall 2018
One of our longest running projects is our support of Annandale Village, a residence for developmentally disabled adults. The brother of one of our members was here for many years and we began offering a feed-the-birds project for the clients. Each year in November we bring pine cones, pretzels, special peanut butter for the birds, and lots of bird seed to make outdoor ornaments to hang on the trees within their village. These ornaments attract birds and provide the villagers an opportunity to bird watch. We also seem to take away in our own hearts much more than we give.
Bagels, pretzels, and pine cones are strung onto pipe cleaners and adorned with dried fruit, birdseed and peanut butter made especially for the birds so it won't stick in their beaks. Spalding members are pictured helping the villagers create their own delicious edibles for the birds.
SPALDING GARDEN CLUB PRESENTS “FRESH” FEATURING
RENOWNED FLORAL DESIGNER SYBIL SYLVESTER
Our biennial fundraiser for this term will be held October 23, 2019 from 10-5 at City Springs. We will be presenting
Sybil Sylvester, floral designer extraordinaire who will be designing 7-8 floral arrangements and signing her new book
Fresh. A live auction of 5 exciting items will compliment the seated luncheon. Tickets may be purchased on this website by clicking this link.
Mary Hall Freedom House- 2017-2018
Mary Hall Freedom House serves women recovering from drug addiction. While mothers recover, the children are provided with day care and after school care. SGC helped the children install a flower and vegetable garden with the help of the children who will reap the benefits. The children will also participate in enhancing the planters at the entrance to the building.
BUTTERFLY GARDEN- 1973 to the present
In 1973 Spalding Garden Club, with support from the Dunwoody Country Club, started a small garden of annuals at the corner of Jett Ferry and Dunwoody Club Dr, bordered by both DeKalb and Fulton counties. Over the years, this small project evolved into the Butterfly Garden. In June of 1990 the Butterfly Garden was ready to welcome the community. From its inception the entire club has been involved in maintaining this national award winning 3,000 square foot garden and it is our signature feature in our community. In the spring of 2019, the garden underwent a major renovation with proceeds from our biennial fundraiser, as seen below.