Garden Clubs

Avondale Estates Garden Club


The Avondale Estates Garden Club continues the mission established over 85 years ago by the neighborhood women who began the third garden club in Georgia: Education, Beautification and Charitable Efforts.  They planted the Abelia hedge on North and South Avondale Road, flowering trees and shrubs around Lake Avondale, established the Bird Sanctuary Park beyond the Lake, and planted trees along the streets of the City. The club also contributed to the plantings in Piedmont Park and the Governor’s Mansion.

Today the club continues these activities and partners with the City to beautify the east and west entrances to the City and to plant memorial trees each Arbor Day. They support veterans at the VA hospital in a variety of ways and the women and children at a women’s shelter. They contribute to scholarship programs at the state level for students studying horticulture. 

The Avondale Estates Garden Club keeps pace with the community’s interest in preserving our green space, our tree canopy, and enhancing our home landscapes by providing six monthly meetings that cover a wide range of topics with engaging and knowledgeable speakers.  The evening meetings give an opportunity for young families and working men and women to become members. 

Blossoming flowers on the branch of a tree

Meetings


  • September, October, and May 6 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month

  • January, February, and March 10 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of the month

Membership


Join AEGC for the exceptional programs covering a multitude of topics.  Dues are $40 per year, including all programs and lunches. 

RSVP & More Information


If you would like more information about the Avondale Estates Garden Club, please visit their website: http://avondaleestatesgardenclub.org.


If you are planning to attend, please RSVP before the meeting to Kathy Delaney at kathy_tom@mindspring.com

Avon Garden Club


Founded in 1953, Avon Garden Club (AGC) continues to be a force for good within the City of Avondale Estates. Visit their website: www.avongardenclub.org.

Purpose


The club’s stated purpose is “to stimulate interest in home gardening and the beautification of our neighborhood.” A nonprofit organization, AGC devotes the overwhelming majority of its benevolences within the City on various beautification projects. The club also supports gardening and horticultural activities throughout the state.


Pancake Breakfast & Garden Boutique


Their foremost fundraising initiative is a Pancake Breakfast (PDF), which is held in November and has become a well-loved community event. In conjunction with the Pancake Breakfast, the AGC hosts a Garden Boutique featuring handcrafted items and gently used garden items.

Meetings


  • 10:30 a.m.
  • The 1st Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. from September through May, with 2 exceptions
  • Avondale Community Club
    59 Lakeshore Drive
Community members are always welcome to visit their monthly meetings. During the meetings, they conduct club business and have a speaker discuss horticultural, environmental or floral-arranging topics. Lunch is served following the speaker.


Meeting Exceptions


Generally, the club has a field trip in the spring to visit a garden within easy driving distance of Avondale Estates. In March, they typically have an off-site luncheon to install new officers.

Attending a Meeting


If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact Membership Chair Jean Brice at 404-299-1947.