Advance Garden Club elects new officers, announces new project

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 17, 2022

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Although 2021 was another challenging year for the Advance Garden Club, the club is off to an active start in 2022 with newly elected officers, a new meeting location, and a new project of maintaining an existing Butterfly Garden at Tanglewood Park to help pollinators and to continue the garden’s legacy.

The Advance Garden Club was organized April 2010 with the “purpose to promote interest, study, and practice in the various phases of gardening, landscaping, flower arranging; and to help with conservation, restoration, and beautification of Advance and surrounding communities.” Some of the garden club’s ongoing projects include:

• Senior facilities at Bermuda Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Advance and The Ivey in Clemmons

• The Healing Garden at Novant Health, Clemmons Medical Center

• The Butterfly Garden/Monarch Waystation at Tanglewood Park

• Geranium and poinsettia fundraiser

• Participation in the Floriculture Exhibition at the Carolina Classic Fair

Currently, the Advance Garden Club has 30 members. Club membership is not limited to the Advance area and is open to anyone in surrounding communities who has an interest in gardening. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. with the exception of a summer break in June and July. The March club meeting will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the conference room at the Advance Fire Department located at 1869 N.C. Hwy. 801 South in Advance. A program on “Eastern Bluebirds: “Attracting Bluebirds to Your Garden” is scheduled and a business meeting will follow the presentation. If interested in knowing more about the Advance Garden Club, join in and “come let us grow together.”