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Organized April 27, 1947

Garden Club of Georgia

Garden Club of Georgia, Laurel District

Marietta Garden Center

Marietta Council of Garden Clubs

 This is a very active garden club, centered in East Cobb County, Georgia.

  • It's members participate each year in the annual North Georgia State Fair Flower Show at Jim Miller Park.
         In addition to numerous design and horticultural entries, the members serve in horticultural classification, placement, and clerking.  Each year, the club brings home hundreds of ribbons and awards.

  • Members developed two gardens at McFarlane Nature Park in East Cobb County.

 - A nectar garden surrounds the active bee hive at the park, providing nourishment for the resident bees and educational signage about the bees and plants for visitors.

 - A Memory Garden is home to native trees and shrubs that like "wet feet", and are planted in memory of members no longer with us.

Memory trees were planted at McFarlane Nature Park.  (click for larger images)


The  North Georgia State Fair flower shows, sponsored by the Marietta Council of Garden Clubs, are a busy two-week project for our members who were active participants, filling the roles of

  • Schedule & Classification chair - Karin Guzy
  • Design chair - Vy Shinn
  • Placement chair - Ruth Rood
  • Judges chair - Shirley Dobbins

Members serve as placement and judging clerks as well.


Many Sope Creek members participate as volunteers, exhibitors, and speakers at the Southeast Flower Show

Go to the photo links  to see images from
 "At Home With Flowers"
class


Visit our
Nectar Garden at McFarlane Nature Park

Join Us!


See photos of the  flower shows at the North Georgia  State Fair.

Sope Creek has had lots of winners!

Meetings-1st Wednesday
September through June

Our meetings are held at
Sterling Estates, 4220 Lower Roswell Rd.

9:30 a.m.

Upcoming: 2014

Oct 1 - Tour of Atlanta History Center Gardens. Carpool from Eastminster Pres. Church.

Nov 5 -Holiday Wreath Making with Robin O'Connor

Dec 3 - Annual holiday potluck at the Marietta Educational Garden Center.

2015:

Jan 7 - Flower Arranging How-To with Ruth Murphy

Feb 4- Composting and Fertilizer, Debra Stockton

Mar 4 -Herbs with Mary Meyers

If you are looking for a garden club home in East Cobb, or call 770-955-1303.


Take a look at our Photo pages.

Olympic Park Trip - Atlanta

Olympic Park  April 2012

Tussie Mussies Jan 2010

Trip to Dunaway Gardens - May 2010
click to enlarge

 


  

"At Home With Flowers" design classes are held at the Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta.   The classes are sponsored by the Marietta Council of Garden Clubs.    

Get your name on the list to be notified of future classes.

Call 770-955-1303 to add your name to the waiting list!

If you are a registered student, go to the link you received in your  email to access class notes.

SEE PHOTOS from previous classes

  • Our club members support garden clubbing.  Sope Creek members have been President, Recording Secretary and Education Chairs of the Marietta Garden Club Council, and trustee for the Marietta Educational Garden Center.
  • Field trips, pot lucks, flower arranging are all part of the annual schedule.

    To get information about joining the Sope Creek Garden Club or attending a meeting, email our president

    ardyth at the fair