Garden Club members attended a convention in Traverse City and while there visited a botanical garden, a winery, and a lavender farm.
Garden Club of Dearborn gifted two planters to the John D. Dingle Transit Center, in Dearborn. According to the Press & Guide, the club installed two planters containing Petunia’s and “Prince Tutt” grass.
The petunia is the official Dearborn flower and the club chose red, white and blue petunias to honor U.S. Rep. John D. Dingle who was the longest serving U.S. Congressman before he passed away in 2019.
This year our Valentine Tea was an exceptional event. The Late Bloomers host the Valentine Tea every year, and this year Mindy Delano conceived and managed our Teacup project.
The Dearborn Garden Club held our 22nd Annual Holly Berry Brunch Benefit Fundraiser on Saturday, December 1st at the Dearborn Inn. Four hundred and twenty five guests and members attended the fundraiser event this year that was held in the beautiful ballroom at the Dearborn Inn.
Our guests were welcomed to our Holly Berry Brunch 2018 Fundraiser this year by a delicious pastry buffet and everyone enjoyed some sweets while mingling with other guests and members as they admired this year’s raffle items. Coffee, tea and juice was served, as well as Bloody Marys and Mimosas, available at the cash bar.
Lunch consisted of a fruit platter, tomato & mozzarella salad, chicken parmesan with orzo alfredo, zucchini, tomato parmesan or butternut squash. Dessert was a shortbread tart with raspberry coulis, vanilla cream topped with berries.
Garden Club of Dearborn organizes our annual Holly Berry Brunch fundraiser to fund numerous scholarships to the University of Michigan – Dearborn and Henry Ford Community College students, internships and garden restoration at the Henry Ford Estate, and landscaping projects at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, Environmental Interpretive Center at the University of Michigan – Dearborn and other local schools. The club also provides intra-club scholarships for members attending the Fall Conservation Conference, Flower Show School, and the Gardening Study Course and Landscape Design School, where one can become an accredited judge. These people then bring their knowledge back to the club and the community.
Once again our annual fundraiser was a huge success and we couldn’t do it without our wonderful sponsors and the many hours our fantastic members devote to planning and organizing the Holly Berry Brunch. Thank you all!