Tuesday Garden Club

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To assist in the creation, conservation and preservation of natural beauty.


History

The Tuesday Garden Club, non-profit volunteer organization governed by club constitution and by-laws, was established in 1928 in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

The Garden Club has evolved over the past seven plus decades into a dedicated group of people interested in gardening education, promoting good stewardship of natural resources, and implementing projects designed to enhance the beautification of the community of Jonesborough, Tennessee.

garden4The historic Town of Jonesborough, located in Northeast Tennessee is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated as a Tennessee Main Street Community. Not only is Tennessee’s oldest town rich in history with its many historical buildings reflecting a wide range of architectural styles, but it is also known for its unique, picturesque and hidden gardens.

 

Meeting Dates

Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month and include a guest speaker, a short business meeting, refreshments and time for socializing and networking.

 

The Programs Committee arranges for guest speakers based on member interests and stepsrecommendations. Past Topics have included: How to attract birds to your garden, designing a butterfly garden, best composting practices, raised garden beds, square-in gardening, Southern women writers and their gardens, fairy gardens, Native American soaps and medicines, heirloom fruits, vegetables and plants.

 

Meetings are held at member’s homes or tours are arranged at locations such as Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site in Johnson City, Jonesborough Butterfly Garden and Arboretum and Jonesborough area gardens.

 

Leadership

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Activities and Events

 

Children’s Garden:

As the Tuesday Garden Club evolved over the years, our primary purpose became that of striving to "expand and encourage the knowledge and love of gardening within the community" in order to "protect our native plants and trees and encourage community beautification."

childrensmIn 1998, the Garden Club undertook the challenge of designing and constructing a Children's 
Garden at the Jonesborough Library located on Sabin Drive.  Drawing on several member's 
expertise and community support in the area of garden design, a plan for a child-friendly garden 
was drawn up and implemented.  

In recent years the Garden Club established a partnership with the agricultural department at 
David Crockett High School.  

At the Children's Library Garden, students enrolled in agricultural related programs participate in garden
regularly scheduled work sessions.  Each session focuses on gardening topics and hands-on time working in the garden.  Club members mentor and work alongside the students, implementing new designs and maintaining the garden beds.  Throughout the work sessions, students and Garden Club mentors discuss best gardening practices and plant identification.

 

Garden Gala

Jonesborough’s Annual Garden Gala, held each May since 1986, is the primary fund raiser for the Tuesday Garden Club’s community projects.  

This year, visitors had the opportunity to tour 10 of Historic Jonesborough's hidden gardens.  
Touring these private gardens is a once in a life-time experience as each year the gardens on the tour change.   

garden5Those who attended the morning workshop sessions with our two guest speakers had a real treat.  Sean Barr from Evergreen in Johnson City, always fun and informative, has distinguished himself as a favorite seminar speaker. He spoke on the whimsical topic "Always Leave Room for Fairies to Dance in Your Garden."

Warren Hill, spoke on The Art of Bonsai.  He is a distinguished and foremost expert in the art ofBonsai and is the former Supervisory Curator for the United States Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.  Throughout his career, Hill has conducted numerous lectures and workshops for State, National and International Bonsai Organizations.

EurekaThe Historic Eureka Inn hosted the Gala tea where, as part of the tour, visitors stopped by the 
courtyard for tea and a sampling of delicious savories.  Always a special treat, visitors were able to relax, listen to music and view the unique tablescapes. Each year club members show off their flower arranging talents by making elegant flower arrangements in antique sterling silver centerpieces.

We hope all who attended took time to shop at The Market Place.  What a great selection of plants and crafts.  Each year it gets better and better.  Gala vendors are handpicked and specially invited to participate in the Garden Gala because of the quality of their plants, artwork and crafts.

 

College Scholarships:luncheon

College scholarships are offered to David Crockett High School students pursuing a degree that 
relates to horticulture.  Students are awarded scholarships who meet academic standards and are  involved in school and community activities.

 

Supporting Jonesborough Area Projects:

  • Jonesborough Farmer’s Market
  • Boone Street Market
  • Shop with a Cop 
The Tuesday Garden Club, a non-profit volunteer o
rganization governed by a
club constitution and by-laws, was established in 1928 in Jones
borough, Tennessee.
The Garden Club has evolved over the past seven plus
decades into a dedicated
group
of
people interested
in
gardening education, promoting good stewardship
of
natural resources, and implementing projects designed
to
enhance the beautification
of
the community of Jonesborough, Tennessee.
The historic town
of
Jonesborough, located
in
Northeast Tennessee
is
listed
on
the
National Register of Historic Places and has been design
ated
as
a Tennessee Main
Street Community. Not only
is
Tennessee
s oldest town rich
in
history with its many
historical buildings reflecting a wide range
of
architectural styles, but
it
is
also known
for its unique, picturesque and hidden gardens.
The Tuesday Garden Club, a non-profit volunteer o
rganization governed by a
club constitution and by-laws, was established in 1928 in Jones
borough, Tennessee.
The Garden Club has evolved over the past seven plus
decades into a dedicated
group
of
people interested
in
gardening education, promoting good stewardship
of
natural resources, and implementing projects designed
to
enhance the beautification
of
the community of Jonesborough, Tennessee.
The historic town
of
Jonesborough, located
in
Northeast Tennessee
is
listed
on
the
National Register of Historic Places and has been design
ated
as
a Tennessee Main
Street Community. Not only
is
Tennessee
s oldest town rich
in
history with its many
historical buildings reflecting a wide range
of
architectural styles, but
it
is
also known
for its unique, picturesque and hidden gardens.

 

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