Beautification, Conservation, Education
The Landings Garden Club History
The first meeting of The Landings Garden Club took place on October 22,1986 with 27 women in attendance. At that time The Landings consisted of Marshwood, Plantation and Midpoint.
Today the Club has grown to more than 80 members and is part of the National Garden Club, which is recognized as the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world.
Of the original group Joan Ross, Marguerite Weisemann, Sandra Wolf, Lib Yingling, and Kathy Younkins are still members.
Below are some of the Club’s many accomplishments over the past 29 years
Arbor Day observance each year in February including trees planted on Landings Association properties and in Savannah as well as providing educational programs for pre-schools.
Landscaping of St. Luke’s Place, a home for disabled young people in Savannah.
Adopt-A-Highway Litter Control on Diamond Causeway still taking place since 1991
Since 1987 Year-round Gifts of toiletries and clothing for patients at Georgia Regional Hospital.
Donations of artwork and Christmas gifts to residents of Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, GA
Enhancement of Mall Branch of Chatham County Public Library
Wildflower Garden on Diamond Causeway
Oleander Planting at Pinpoint GA in honor of Clarence Thomas
Annual Support of Savannah Area Council of Garden Clubs
Holiday Decoration of The Landings Community Gates
Plantings and maintenance of front garden of the Village Library as well as
arrangements and horticultural displays for Library Week.
Blue Star Memorial Marker installation 2007
Butterfly Garden at Skidaway Island State Park established and funded since 2009
Financial support and LGC volunteer labor for The Sparrow Field, a project of Skidaway Audubon.
Nature Trail at The Landings
Purchased plants, established and identified a beautiful, 2.5 mile native plant trail (This project won 1st place in the National Garden Club Award for Conservation. With the award came a $1000 prize.)
The Department of Natural Resources designated The Landings “The First Planned Community to Attain Certification in the Community Wildlife Project.” A plaque, The Landings – A Place Where Man and Nature Live in Harmony hangs in Association Lobby.
Landings Garden Club planted an American Liberty Elm Tree in honor of 9-11. Tree is located near
Lagoon 58, off Sounding Point Retreat in Oakridge.
Each year the Club gives away thousands of dollars in Charitable Gifts
Charitable Gifts were given to The Savannah Tree Foundation, The Brown Thrasher Scholarship Program (Scholarships to college students in garden related areas), Bamboo and Coastal Gardens, Audubon Sparrow Field, Skidaway Farms, Friends of Skidaway State Park, Savannah Area Council of Garden Clubs, Coastal Wildscapes, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (college scholarships) and Orphaned Bird Care