Projects &Activities 2022-2023
Flower Arranging for Garden Club Members
In addition to some outstanding professional speakers at the monthly
meeting, members also enjoy a twice yearly Flower Arranging Class
with fresh or silk flowers.
Our first demo by member, Patti G will demonstrate how to decorate a
lantern for Fall and Winter. You do not need to bring a lantern or
supplies to decorate it. The time is 10:00 AM at Saint John's Episcopal
Church, 834 Durham Road, Wake Forest.
Sign up at the September meeting. If you think you may be interested in decorating your own
lantern after seeing Patti's presentation you may want to consider buying your lantern now.In another month there might not be as many choices available as there are now. Walmart just got in a large assortment of lanterns on August 20th. Hobby Lobby also has lanterns.
Historic Homes & Building Tour December 3 from 1 - 7 PM
The Garden Club will be decorating the Community House at Holden Park and will provide "A Christmas Cup of Tea" (cookies and hot drinks) during the tour hours. The club will also be selling Magnolia wreatths made by our members. The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Woman's Club will present their biennial Christmas Historic Home Tour - rain or shine! Offered in even-numbered years, Wake Forest's Christmas Historic Home Tour is a self-guided tour featuring several Wake Forest homes and other properties decorated for the holidays and open for viewing. This year's event will also offer wonderful holiday music and much more!
The first Saturday in April our goal is to educate, through demonstration of various practices such as mulching and pruning, how to make "good dirt". Included are 600 seed packets and directions for gardening practices.
Tri-Area Ministries Food Pantry
In partnership with Lowes Home Improvement and the town of Wake Forest the Garden Club provides 30 container gardens for the Pantry to give away in the Spring. The container gardens contain dirt, fertilizer, plants, seeds and instructions for planting.
Station WCPE Grounds
TThe Wake Forest Garden Club is grateful for the partnership we have with WCPE TheClassicalStation. We create and maintain their Pollinator Garden, while WCPE advertises the Garden Club's Garden Tours & Fundraisers.
Miller Park at Elm Street WF
Club members will partner with the Town of Wake Forest to rehabilitate the park off of Elm Street. This ongoing project includes planting azaleas, bulbs and other native plants, and helping to maintain plantings.
The Garden Club supports Flower Cart, a community project that provides fresh flower bouquets to individuals in nursing homes and shut-ins in the Wake Forest area. Each week local florist donate unsold flowers to Flower Cart and members cut greens from their own homes to bring to St. John's Episcopal Church to create bouquets in a coffee mug.