The purpose of Trustees' Garden Club is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement. Trustees' is a member club of The Garden Club of America, an organization of over 200 clubs and 18,000 members nationwide.
Our annual Greenery Sale, held in the fall, brings in funds to support civic improvement projects and an annual grant program for local non-profit organizations. Our current project is working in partnership with the City of Savannah and key stakeholders to create a stewardship plan for Forsyth Park. Elements of the project include a master plan for the park and establishment of the park as a national historic landmark.
A goal of our membership is to keep the members and the public well informed on current conservation issues; to promote respect for natural resources and responsibility for environmental stewardship; to encourage conservation work locally; and to provide environmental education programs for youth and the general public.
The club sponsors speaker meetings that are open to the public on a variety of topics that pertain to our purpose. Speakers address various issues on topics such as conservation, photography, floral design and plant use and preservation.
Trustees' Garden Club was founded in 1926. As a 501(c)(3) organization, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been put back into the community of Savannah to beautify and restore public spaces and gardens. Pictured here: restoration of Colonial Cemetery in the late 1960s.