Plano Garden Club Projects
Plano Garden Club supports the goals and activities of District X, Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., and National Garden Club. Through our projects and activities, we maintain a “Gold” or top rating.
CLUB PROJECTS FOR 2012-2013
Alexandra’s Christmas Trees-Community Service
Members decorate Christmas trees in November for the children on the oncology floor at the Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX and Children’s Medical Center, Plano, TX. The trees are delivered in memory of the granddaughter of one of the members of PGC.
A tree will be planting as a civic project in November at the Samaritan Inn, McKinney, TX with the dedication ceremony in March, 2013.
Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center
Members bring pajamas to the December meeting. Children are given a set of clothing, including pajamas and a bear, when they come for counseling.
Plano Garden Club will provide native plants and bulbs and assist in the planting for beautification at Douglas Community Center, Plano, and Veterans Hospital, Bonham.
Members will bring food to donate to the Plano food banks at the October and March meetings. Members collect pajamas for the Children’s Advocacy Center, Plano.
Members bring personal hygiene articles which are put into handmade bags and taken to the VA Hospital in Dallas for long term care patients.
In support of the NGC’s project “Planting for Public and Special Places”, the Plano Garden Club will research and plant heirloom flowers, vegetables, or herbs in containers to benefit the Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano, TX. Project duration will be ongoing through the club year as the planting need to change with the seasons.
Flower Show is presented every other year to share our interest and love of gardening and flower design with the public. The next one will be open to the public on April 5, 2013 at Pioneer Place, Plano.
The tour is presented every other year to share our interest and love of gardening with the public. The next one will be in the spring of 2014.
Heritage Farmstead Museum/Historic Project
PGC members will design, fund, and install holiday decorations as part of the Holiday Lantern Light Event on December 1, at the Heritage Farmstead , under the direction of the museum’s curator
Plano Food Banks
PGC members bring food to donate to the Plano community food banks at both the October and March meetings.
Funds are raised through PGC Garden Tours. Scholarships will be awarded 2012-2013 to college students in garden related fields.
Vision of Beauty Calendar
The calendars, a publication of National Garden Clubs Inc., are purchased by members.
Creative Designers’ Study Group of Plano Garden Club
This is a design study group meeting to cultivate enjoyment, experimentation and confidence in creating floral designs. Its purpose is to teach members to make floral arrangements for their homes and prepare them to participate in club flower shows. The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from September through April. Membership in PGC is required for participation.
This group explores additional horticultural interests through field trips, presentations and workshops. The group meets during the 4th week of the month. Membership in PGC is required.