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Mission


The goals of Peachtree Garden Club are to stimulate, through education, the knowledge of gardening and conservationto aid in the protection of native plants and birdsto encourage civic improvement; to share the advantage of association through conference and correspondence in this country and abroad; and as a member club, to support the Garden Club of America, Inc.

Community Fund Grant

The Peachtree Garden Club Community Fund is a 501 (c)(3) public charity.  Our goal is to grant funds to local charitable, scientific or educational institutions whose endeavors lie within the fields of horticulture and/or conservation of natural or historic resources. Grant proposals are submitted yearly by April 15th, reviewed by the committee and decisions to fund those requests are made before June 30.  The Peachtree Garden Club Christmas Home Tour is our sole fundraiser, and provides the funds for these worthy projects.


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A teaching Garden at Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW)

The Peachtree Garden Club is delighted to announce its award of the 2014 Community Fund grant to The Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW).  

The grant supports development of “The Welcome Garden,” a new demonstration and teaching site at TLW’s 6.5 acre farm at 75 Hilliard St. in downtown Atlanta.  It will demonstrate natural-growing techniques for annual and perennial flower production while improving aesthetics and visibility along the farm’s Irwin Street access.  It will also provide cut flowers for “Herban Flowers by TLW,” which earns income to support the nonprofit organization’s environmental, educational and agricultural work in the local community.   

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 “Herban Flowers, by  TLW,” which is unique to  this region, emphasizes  growing flowers locally  using organic methods.    The flowers are sold  locally to designers,  restaurants,  wedding/event planners and the public.  Having floral design talent on board as well as growers, enables TLW to offer flowers professionally arranged, as well as in bulk or by the stem.  



ENGLISH AVENUE URBAN GARDEN

 In 2011, the Peachtree Garden  Club Community Fund donated  money to help establish an  urban garden for Atlanta's  English Avenue community. The  garden is located on the property of Lindsay Street Baptist Church at 563 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard. The Friends of English Avenue requested this money to transform a vacant lot where littering and criminal activities were occurring into a green space where residents of the neighborhood can learn about agricultural and nutrition. This space provides fruits and vegetables for those living in the neighborhood, and provides a place where residents gather to tend the garden while improving their neighborhood, knowledge and lives.

Previous Grant Recipients:

  • The Piedmont Park Conservancy
  • Rhodes Hall
  • Historic Oakland Cemetery
  • The Neel Reid Scholarship Fund
  • The Cultural Landscape Foundation
  • The Shepherd Center
  • Southeastern Horticultural Society
  • The Cherokee Garden Library
  • The Atlanta Botanical Gardens
  • Trees Atlanta 
  • Park Pride
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