Our Club Then and Now

The first meeting of The Landings Garden Club took place on October 22, 1986 with 27 women in attendance.  At that time The Landings consisted of Marshwood, Plantation and Midpoint.  Today  The Landings has grown to 9,000 homes and added Deer Creek, Oakridge andMoon River Landing.  Our Club has grown too, in its over 30 years, to more than 125 members.  We are part of the National Garden Club, which is recognized as the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. Of the original group Joan Ross, Marguerite Weisemann, and Sandra Wolf are still members. 
We are proud to announce that in 2018, our projects earned the Club 10 1st Place awards from the Garden Club of Georgia, two 2nd Place awards from the Deep South Region and two 1st Place Awards from the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Here are some of our Club’s many accomplishments over the past 32 years:
  • Arbor Day observance each February, including a Cathedral Live Oak tree at Moonriver Overlook in 2018 and two Red Maple trees at Sparrow Field in 2019
  • Renovated and maintain the Serenity Garden at Memorial Hospital's Anderson Cancer Institute
  • Purchased, planted and maintain several beds at Bethesda Academy
  • Maintain container gardens at Landings Club facilities
  • Plantings and maintenance of front garden of the Village Library 
  • Financial support and volunteer labor for The Sparrow Field, a project of Skidaway Audubon 
  • Landscaping of St. Luke’s Place, a home for disabled young people in Savannah   
  • Adopt-A-Highway Litter Control on Diamond Causeway 
  • 30 Continuous years of contributing gifts, toiletries and clothing for patients at Georgia Regional Hospital  
  • Donations of artwork and Christmas gifts to residents of Central State Hospital 
  • Enhancement of landscaping of Mall Branch of Chatham County Public Library 
  • Wildflower Garden on Diamond Causeway 
  • Planting of oleanders at Pinpoint GA in honor of Clarence Thomas 
  • Annual Support of Area Council Botanical Garden Center on Eisenhower 
  • Holiday Decoration of The Landings Community Gates  
  • Blue Star Memorial Marker installation 2007 
  • Butterfly Garden at Skidaway Island State Park established and funded since 2009 
  • The Nature Trail at The Landings, the club purchased plants, established and identified a beautiful, 2.5 mile native plant trail, winning 1st place in the National Garden Club’s ‘Conservation Award’ and a $1,000 prize. 
  • Planted an American Liberty Elm Tree in honor of 9-11, which is located near Lagoon 58, off Sounding Point Retreat in Oakridge 
Check Out The Photo Archive Showcasing Our Rich History

2018-19  Charitable Gifts

  • State Botanical Garden of Athens
  • Children's Garden at SBC in Athens
  • Cherokee Garden Library
  • Founders Memorial Garden
  • Historic Preservation
  • Land Trust: Marshall Forest
  • Natural Disaster Support (GCG)
  • Roadside Beautification
  • State Parks & Public Lands
  • Blue Star Marker Restoration Fund
  • Garden Therapy Fund
  • C. Burke Day, Jr. Memorial Fund
  • Friends of the State Botanical Garden
  • GCG State Headquarters
  • Penny Pines (NGC)
  • Orphaned Bird Care
  • GCG Scholarship
  • Skidaway Audubon Society
  • Safe Shelter-Children's Garden
  • UGA Marine Ext. - J Wolf Trail Project

Holiday Bow Sales

In order to support our many charitable and community projects, the Landings Garden Club sells handmade holiday bows.  Our members gather during the summer months to create more than 800 bows in several sizes and colors.
The bows have become a traditional holiday decor in our community.  Between November 15th and December 15th, bows are sold at the Skidaway Village and at special island and Club events.  Click Here for details about Holiday Bow sale dates and times.

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