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In 2005, a garden at the Historic Railroad Shops adjacent to the Revolutionary War Battle Park was landscaped and dedicated to long-time member Kay Cobb. The once scruffy area was replanted. A fountain and sidewalks were added.
In 2007, the Club membership voted to establish and fund a Culinary Garden at the Savannah Technical College. The garden was designed to be an outdoor classroom to study the herbs students use in their cooking recipes, how the herbs grow and how to care for them. Our members were active in the garden design process, in the planning of the outdoor class- room and in its planting and care.
In 2011, Club members worked with the new Southwest Chatham Library and our local military to create an outdoor, family-friendly seating area, shaded by existing live oaks. In 2014, landscaping was provided for Jenkins Athletic Club. Gardens were established at the Coastal Center for Developmental Services for use in their catering kitchen and as a teaching tool.
The Club also has been involved in a wide variety of other landscape projects: the grounds of the Savannah Science Museum, the Georgia Historical Society, the Telfair Academy of Arts, the YMCA, the entrance to the original Talmadge Bridge, the Spanish American War Memorial at the Laurel Grove Cemetery, projects for Hospice Savannah, and creation of a native plant garden at the Savannah Botanical Garden Center. In addition, the Club has funded the salary of a Georgia Endangered Plant Stewardship Network Intern at the Georgia Botanical Garden and various horticultural and conservation scholarships.
In 2013, the club voted to support three projects, landscaping of Victory Drive around the Cohen fountain and further study to landscape the Victory corridor, funding additional plantings in the renovated gardens at the Scarbrough House and establishing a replica of the original Trustees’ Garden at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farms.The project at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens took two years to complete.