Designing and decorating trees for the Festival of Trees, metro Detroit's annual fundraiser for Children's Hospital of Michigan
Garden planting and maintenance at the Troy Historic Village
City-wide Perennial Plant Exchange in May
Flower planting and maintenance at the Troy Library main entrance
October Trick-or-Treat at the Troy Historic Village
Hanging of the Greens at the Troy Historic Village
Holiday baskets for Troy People Concerned
Horticultural therapy for senior citizens
Garden Club Recognized by City and Honored for Beautifying the Community
as printed in The Somerset Gazette, December 2012
Troy City Council recently recognized the Troy Garden Club for their hard work and dedication in beautifying the Troy community and for its tradition of promoting civic beauty. They also thanked Telly’s Greenhouse & Garden Center Owner George Papadelis for donating all the greens, bulbs, and flowers for this year’s Troy Library entranceway garden.
The Troy Garden Club was established in 1971 to provide an opportunity for members to learn better horticulture practices, promote civic beauty, and conserve natural resources. The Troy Garden Club was open to people interested in gardening and those wanting to share their knowledge and experience with others.
Since 1974, Troy Garden Club has beautified many City facilities including City Hall, Troy Public Library, and the Troy Historic Village. The Historic Village’s first Herb Garden was planted in 1974 next to the Caswell House. Troy Garden Club members have volunteered as hostesses serving refreshments at the annual Troy Historic Village’s Christmas event each December since the 1980’s and have also decorated the entire Village for this event since the 1990’s.
This year, The Troy Garden Club members planted evergreens, petunias, marigolds, daffodil bulbs, purple fountain grass, and purple leaf canna in the spring, and added a scarecrow this fall in front of the Troy Public Library transforming the entranceway into a breath-taking and delightful sight for visitors.