The Brandon Garden Club was organized by Mrs. Gilbreath Neil in 1952 and federated with The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc. in 1953. The Brandon Garden Club is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Deep South Region, The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc., and the Natchez Trace District.
Club Flower: Rose
Active Membership: 54
Roses, Recipes and Reflections - Much more than a cookbook!
Any garden club cookbook would be incomplete without mentioning gardening. Each year in our cookbook we include a new section of gardening tips, anything from growing ROSES (our club flower), to lasagna gardening, to bulbs, trees, crepe myrtles, and much more. The Brandon Garden Club Cookbook contains wonderful RECIPES which have been tried, tested and used by the club each year.
But that is not all! It is full of wonderful REFLECTIONS. Each year a historical site or landmark is featured with a picture or drawing and a brief history. The book is filled with fun historical facts about Brandon and Rankin County entitled "Did you know?"
Get your book from any garden club member or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tablescapes Luncheon and Fashion Show February 26, 2016
The annual Tablescapes Luncheon is BGC’s only fundraiser. The proceeds support projects that include historic preservation and beautification projects with the City of Brandon, maintaining the planters on the courthouse square, and providing a scholarship at Hinds Community College (HCC). The success of the fundraiser in 2014 enabled BGC to donate interior plantscaping to Brandon Municipal Complex and increase the amount of its HCC Scholarship.
Everyone agrees that Brandon Garden Club’s (BGC) eighth annual Tablescapes Luncheon was the best ever. BGC President Charla Jordan said that guests have been showering BGC members with compliments about the 40 unique tablescapes designed by teams of club members, the fashion show with former BGC presidents modeling clothes and accessories from Chico’s Flowood, and the delicious luncheon. Guests also said that the 44 men who served the lunch seemed to be having just as much fun as the women that attended.
This beautiful watercolor by Marion McKee will be used on the 2015-2016 Brandon Garden Club Yearbook and 2016 Tablescapes Program. Marion McKee is the 2015-2016 Appointive Historian Officer. The Brandon Garden Club is focusing on pollinators, including butterflies and bees with our theme
“Grow With Us”
BRANDON GARDEN CLUB DEDICATES NEW LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP IN HONOR OF JANET MCLAURIN
On May 21, 2015 Brandon Garden Club announced the establishment of a Landscape Management Scholarship at Hinds Community College in honor of Janet McLaurin, charter member and long-time dedicated member of Brandon Garden Club.
MAYOR BUTCH LEE THANKS BRANDON GARDEN CLUB
At the May 4, 2015, meeting of Brandon’s Board of Aldermen, Mayor Butch Lee issued a proclamation recognizing Brandon Garden Club (BGC) for being named overall Outstanding Club of the Year by The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc. (GCM) and thanking the club for its contribution to beautification and betterment of the City of Brandon.
At GCM’s state convention in April, BGC received six additional first-place awards – three state awards from GCM for civic achievement, public relations, and publicity press book, and three regional awards from the six-state Deep South Region for public relations, publicity press book, and litter control.
BRANDON GARDEN CLUB OFFICERS
The Brandon Garden Club, The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc., installed new officers for the 2015-2016 year at the annual luncheon meeting held at the Fairview Inn in Jackson, Mississippi on May 21, 2015.
Officers (Elected) President: Charla Jordan, 1st Vice President: Debbie Zischke, Co-2nd Vice Presidents: Carol Gallagher and Delena Hamel (not pictured), Recording Secretary: Ginger Parker, Corresponding Secretary: Lynn Williams, Treasurer: Suzanne Ross, Ex-Officio: Dixie Vance
Officers (Appointives) Awards Chairman: Suzanne Ross, Historian: Marion McKee, Parliamentarian: Barbara Cook, Public Relations/Web: Charla Jordan, Public Relations/Photographer: Sandy Parish
BGC Project Chairmen
Pictured (l to r), seated: Kay Davis, Carol Atkinson, BGC President Charla Jordan, Lynn Mahoney, and Mary-Ellen Hester. Standing (l to r): Martha Powell, Joan Alliston, Bobbye Strickland, Beverly Peden, Wendy Naron, Pat Dampier, Karein Robinson, and Kathy Fletcher.