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
Tablescapes Luncheon and Fashion Show
March 1, 2019
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 scholarships 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) tenth 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 delicious luncheon, and the fashion show with clothing from Cobo's Boutique, Black I White Market, Chico's, and Dress Barn at The Outlets of Mississippi. Guests also said that the 60 men who served the lunch seemed to be having just as much fun as the women that attended.
Brandon Garden Club's theme is
“Gardening is Our Heritage"
BRANDON GARDEN CLUB DEDICATES 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. We were saddened by the passing of Mrs. McLaurin in June 2017.
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 2017-2018 year at the annual luncheon meeting held In May 2017.
Officers: President Suzanne Ross, 1st Vice President Lynn Williams, Co-2nd Vice Presidents Ginger Parker and Delena Hamel, Recording Secretary Debbie Edwards, Corresponding Secretary Dixie Vance, Treasurer Charla Jordan, Ex-Officio Debbie Zischke, Awards Chairman Suzanne Ross, Historian Bobbye Strickland, Parliamentarian Allyn Graves, Public Relations Charla Jordan, Public Relations/Photographer Sandy Parish.
BGC Project Chairmen
Pictured (l to r), seated: Charla Jordan, Lynn Williams, President Suzanne Ross, Delena Hamel, Ginger Parker. Standing: Sandy Parish, Mary-Ellen Hester, Martha Powell, Debbie Edwards, Joan Alliston, Allyn Graves, Carol Gallagher, Bobbye Strickland, Jane Huddleston, Kathy Fletcher, Kay Davis.