Garden club celebrates National Garden Week

  • Thursday, June 5, 2014

Photo Provided Members of the Town and Village Garden Club refurbish planters that line Main Street in downtown Moncks Corner.

The Town and Village Garden Club of Moncks Corner and Pinopolis capped National Garden Week with a garden fair on Saturday, June 7 in the parking lot of the Berkeley County Government Administration Building on Hwy. 52 in Moncks Corner.

Events included a plant give-away, a beekeeper in full dress, and backyard wildlife information on growing plants to attract birds and butterflies.

“Garden clubs nationwide celebrate this week to encourage pride in communities and cooperation among groups interested in generating awareness and educating the public about gardening,” said Vicki Hood of the Town and Village Garden Club.

On May 13, Town and Village Garden Club of Moncks Corner and Pinopolis participated in an ongoing project helping the town refurbish planters along Main Street with spring foliage.

Club members potted plants while town staff took care of the heavy lifting to position the planters along Main Street between the Train Depot and Live Oak Drive.

“We are always appreciative of the ladies of the Town and Village Garden Club for their assistance in beautifying the downtown area of Moncks Corner,” said Public Services Director Butch Svagerko. “Their expertise and hard work make our jobs here much easier in making Moncks Corner a special place to call home.

“The planters add a little bit of color and beauty to the downtown area of Main Street.”

The town planter project is one of numerous events this small, but active club take part in each year.

Club members who participated include Patsy Mims, chair; Linda Smith; Patty Fleming; Mickey Smith and Janice Gleaton, co-presidents; Delores Thomas; Nancy Stuckey; and Mary Nettles.

In addition to numerous flower show blue ribbons, the club was recognized by the Council of Garden Clubs of Greater Charleston in April with two first-place East Lowcountry District honors: Yearbook Award (20-29 members) and Best Club Project Award for its Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker.

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