Celebrating our Diamond Jubilee
Brandon Garden Club located in Brandon, Mississippi.
Organized by Mrs. Gilbreath Neil in 1952. Federated with the Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc in 1953.
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: 45
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 email@example.com
Tablescapes Luncheon and Fashion Show February 22, 2013
This is our annual fundraiser to showcase club members' floral skills and to raise funds to finance annual projects.
Brandon Garden Club - April Meeting
Brandon Garden Club (BGC), The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc., enjoyed their April meeting at the home of Suzanne Ross. Mary-Ellen Hester, member of Brandon Garden Club and President of Rankin County Master Gardeners, gave a program on container gardening and provided information on the best plants for given locations.
BRANDON GARDEN CLUB RECEIVES FIRST PLACE PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARD
Brandon Garden Club (BGC) received The Garden Club of Mississippi, Inc.’s First Place Award for Public Relations at the GCM State Convention held in April. BGC was commended for continued excellent public relations through various media, including newspapers, social media, and their own web site.
OTT & LEE RECEIVES APRIL COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE AWARD
Ott & Lee Funeral Home received the Commercial Landscape Award in April from the Brandon Garden Club (BGC), The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc., for outstanding landscape at 1360 West Government Street in Brandon. Pictured (l to r): Pat Matthews; Tony Gilmer; Hugh Strebeck, Director of Funeral Operations; Deena Moore, BGC Commercial Landscape Chairman; Kay Davis; and Charla Jordan.
2013 Tablescapes Luncheon and Fashion Show
The annual Tablescapes Luncheon by Brandon Garden Club (BGC), The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc., included a spring fashion show highlighting new styles and colors by Chico’s Flowood. This event provides funding for BGC’s projects, including 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.
BRANDON GARDEN CLUB’S GREENHOUSE PROJECT AT BHS
Brandon Garden Club (BGC), The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc., is continuing its “Greenhouse Project” working with the Brandon High School class of Sybla Rule. In April members helped students make bird feeders. After the bird feeders were removed from the forms, BGC members attached ribbons and wrapped them in plastic wrap so the students could take them home.
SMOKEY BEAR AND WOODSY OWL POSTER CONTEST WINNERS
Second grade Venture students at Stonebridge Elementary School participated in the Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl poster contest sponsored by the Brandon Garden Club (BGC), The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc., to increase students’ awareness of fire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles. Smokey Bear teaches children and adults to be careful with campfires, barbecues, trash fires, and matches. Woodsy Owl encourages children to join him by taking an active role in caring for the land through recycling, reusing, and reducing waste; planting and caring for trees; using resources wisely (such as not wasting water or electricity); not littering; and generally caring for the planet.