In 2002 with funding from a $250 Shell Oil Petals grant and $500 from the Club, the Roswell Garden Club landscaped the main entrance of the Roswell Adult Recreation Center. Members donated and purchased flowers, trees, shrubbery, trellises, benches, mulch, bird feeders, bird houses and soil amendment for the garden’s creation. A marble plaque set in the garden reads: “A Garden to Enjoy – Roswell Garden Club 2003”.
In 2003,Members assisted the Director by hosting a potting and planting activity for the mentally and physically challenged North Fulton County “young adults” group. The club has also donated books on gardening, distributed calendars, and celebrated National Garden week every year.
Members continue to maintain the entrance gardens at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center. Our chairman schedules pruning, planting and clean-up days and monitors the gardens throughout the year.
“Waist High” Gardens
In August 2007, the Roswell Garden Club built “waist high” gardens at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center. These gardens were then planted with seasonal vegetables and plants by the Center’s “Young Adults”, with the assistance of Club Members. In 2017, the Waist High Gardens were reconstructed by Eagle Scout James Kilian.
In August 2008 the “Waist High” gardens were dedicated to the memory of Michael Nunley, husband of Liz Nunley. Mike designed the plans for the gardens, pre-cut all the wood and supervised the assembly by Members and spouses.