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: 55
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 23, 2018
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 recent fundraisers enabled BGC to donate interior plantscaping to Brandon Municipal Complex, increase the amount of its HCC Scholarship, donate a Blue Star Memorial Marker in downtown Brandon, and donate a memorial granite bench in Old Brandon Cemetery.
Everyone agrees that Brandon Garden Club’s (BGC) ninth annual Tablescapes Luncheon was the best ever. BGC Tablescapes Chairman Charla Jordan said that guests have been showering BGC members with compliments about the 44 unique tablescapes designed by teams of club members, the fashion show with clothing from Chico's at the Outlets of Mississippi, and the delicious luncheon. Guests also said that the 60 men who served the lunch seemed to be having just as much fun as the women that attended.
This beautiful watercolor by President Debbie Zischke was used on the 2016-2017 Brandon Garden Club Yearbook and 2017 Tablescapes Program.
Brandon Garden Club's theme is
“Soaring Into Action”
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
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 2016-2016 year at the annual luncheon meeting held on May 18, 2016.
Officers: President Debbie Zischke, 1st Vice President Suzanne Ross, Co-2nd Vice Presidents Lynn Williams and Delena Hamel, Recording Secretary Ginger Parker, Corresponding Secretary Barbara Cook, Treasurer Charla Jordan, Ex-Officio Charla Jordan, Awards Chairman Suzanne Ross, Historian Marie Lodes, Parliamentarian Dixie Vance, Public Relations Charla Jordan, Public Relations/Photographer Sandy Parish.
BGC Project Chairmen
Pictured (l to r), seated: Mary-Ellen Hester, Martha Powell, Kathy Fletcher, Joan Alliston, and Mitsi Merritt. Standing: Sandy Parish, Charla Jordan, Dixie Vance, Suzanne Ross, President Debbie Zischke, Delena Hamel, Lynn Williams, Ginger Parker, and Barbara Cook.