Caro­line Gar­den Club cel­e­brates 60 years in 2017

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DEN­TON — The Caro­line County Gar­den Club re­cently was rec­og­nized for 60 years of ser­vice to the county by Ann Foss, in­com­ing di­rec­tor of the Fed­er­ated Gar­den Clubs of Mary­land.

The gar­den club was es­tab­lished in 1957 to study and share knowl­edge of gar­den­ing, fos­ter the art of flo­ral de­sign, sup­port pro­jects that ben­e­fit Caro­line County and en­cour­age the con­ser­va­tion of the nat­u­ral beauty of the United States.

Note­wor­thy pro­jects have in­cluded main­tain­ing the gar­den at the Hub­bard-Com­egys log cabin in Greens­boro and the plan­ning of the fu­ture gar­dens of the Pre­ston His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. In ad­di­tion, the club works with clients of two lo­cal nurs­ing homes through the gar­den ther­apy pro­gram, as­sist­ing res­i­dents in mak­ing their own flo­ral de­signs.

Each De­cem­ber, the club pre­pares hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions for the Caro­line County Court­house in Den­ton, the Caro­line County Pub­lic Library in Den­ton and the Ru­ral Life Mu­seum for the “Light­ing of the Green.” Mem­bers also pro­vide hol­i­day flo­ral de­signs to adorn a his­toric home for the Caro­line County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s open house and fundraiser.

The club re­cently re­ceived a district gar­den club award for the “Bugs Rule Pro­gram,” which it presents dur­ing Greens­boro Ele­men­tary School’s an­nual Earth Day cel­e­bra­tion.

To com­mem­o­rate this mile­stone an­niver­sary, the club has do­nated a star mag­no­lia tree to the county, which re­cently was planted on the court­house grounds. Soon the tree will be marked by a plaque des­ig­nat­ing its sig­nif­i­cance.

The club meets at 10 a.m. the sec­ond Fri­day of each month, ex­cept July and Au­gust, on the sec­ond floor of the Caro­line County Library in Den­ton.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to join, call Linda Moore at 443-786-3227.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Mem­bers of the Caro­line County Gar­den Club are pic­tured at the site of the Caro­line County Court­house’s newly planted star mag­no­lia tree.

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