Ongoing Projects

Library Designs

Chair: Barb Litterer

Begun in 1966, members create floral designs or educational displays for the Cumming branch of the county library system. Components of the prominently displayed designs are identified

(giving both botanical and common names).

Cumming Garden Club is cited as exhibitor. 

Designs are placed year-round and 

changed every two weeks.

Poole's Mill Park

Chair: Heidi Stuckman

This park is a major historical site, containing one of Georgia's oldest covered bridges. The park is used for many events, including weddings performed in a memorial garden (created in 1998 and maintained by Cumming Garden Club), in which shrubs or trees are added in remembrance of Club members. The garden demonstrates the use of natives and shade tolerant plants.

Headstart Garden

Chair: Chuck Baumrucker

At the request of a Head Start director, in 2014 Cumming Garden Club restored and maintains a courtyard garden located adjacent to our county's Head Start program classrooms. The garden features plants that support bees, birds and butterflies. Work days are scheduled throughout the year for the garden's upkeep.

Chestatee Community Building

Chair: Sherry Brownlee

Owned by the county parks and recreation department, this property is used by the citizens of our community for meetings and other events. To enhance the grounds, Cumming Garden Club replaced hedges in 2012 with a foundation garden, which is maintained and updated as needed.

Garden Therapy

Chair: Betty Smith

To enhance and enrich the lives of the residents of White Oaks at Lanier assisted living home, workshops are held several times a year so that residents can design and create garden containers for their rooms.

Ronald McDonald House

Chair: Nancy Voss

Club members collect tabs and aluminum cans, which are sent (through our District or State Garden Club) to the Ronald McDonald House and sold for recycling

(a project of The Garden Club

of Georgia, Inc.)