Friend of Preservation Award
The Mississippi Heritage Trust recently presented The Garden Club of Jackson with the Heritage Award: TheFriend to Preservation Award. This award recognizes our support of creating an historically appropriate landscape at the Lowry House, the headquarters of the MHT.
Here is what they said about us during the presentation in Natchez:
"With a focus on conservation and historic preservation, the Garden Club of Jackson is achampion of civic engagement. The club has made a difference in Jackson, raising more than$200,000 for historic garden preservation, interpretation and restoration. Mynelle Gardens,the Eudora Welty House and Garden, the Oaks, the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion andMHT’s own Lowry House have all benefited from the financial support and hands-oninvolvement of the Garden Club of Jackson."
Thank you to Erica Speed, for nominating us, and to The Mississippi Heritage Trust forhonoring us in this way!
Garden Club of Jackson and Mississippi Children's Museum
With the goal of beautifying the neglected bed in front of the GCJ meeting place at the Mississippi Children’s Museum, a new horticulture committee has been hard at work. On September 15, members pruned and weeded, filling many garbage bags. Then on September 21, work continued digging out weeds, grass, and dead bushes. Members amended the bed by tilling in fresh soil and fertilizer. After pinning down landscape fabric, the beds were covered with pine straw. All looks neat and tended although not yet planted. Plans are to plant in a few weeks,creating a border with perennials and seasonal annuals. GCJ members have plants or bulbs to share and “pass-along” to the Mississippi Children's Garden.
Garden Tour 2020 Sponsors
Strong River Fish Count
Members joined Matt Wagner and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks in their continued research of quantity and quality of fish in the Strong River.