DISTRICT III - Lafayette Garden Club Lafayette LA Deeds and Doings
Civic Pride Award
The Civic Pride Award is presented to the Lafayette South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA by the Lafayette Garden Club. Pictured are Branch Manager, Angie Hurling and Assistant Branch Manager, Anna Gauthier. The landscape includes seasonal color, currently, white and red penta and purple ageratum. Foundation plants include shi-shi camellias, Indian hawthorn, variegated ginger, foxtail fern and rows of bottlebrush. Crepe myrtle, lacebark elm, sweetbay magnolia and oak trees are found through the landscape and the parking lot. Lafayette Garden Club and the City of Lafayette partner to award monthly a business or public facility that has made a concerted effort to beautify its grounds and overall appearance with landscaping. A public sign recognizing the award winner is displayed at the business for a 30-day period to increase community awareness of having pride in the community. LGC is a member of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Inc, the Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., and the National Garden Club Inc.
October Garden of the Month
Lafayette Garden Club presents the October Garden of Month to Nic and Katherine Love, 130 Dunreath, Lafayette, LA. The Loves removed the older landscaping, a row of holly bushes, and created a delightful garden. Katherine created the design and Nic assisted with planting. Their beds include hydrangea, flax, begonias, impatiens, day lilies, marigold, Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Heart’, bridal wreath, low growing azaleas and euryops for pops of yellow. Sweet olive trees flank the front beds. A sugar kettle and bird water feature in the front bed provide visual interest. The front porch has a swing, pot plants and various seating areas to relax and enjoy the day. Under the lacebark elm tree is a small seating area with a bird feeder.
The Loves garden is a labor of love and one to be enjoyed by all.Lafayette Garden Club and the City of Lafayette partner to award monthly a residential garden for outstanding and unique landscaping design. A public sign recognizing the award winner is displayed at the home for a 30-day period to increase community awareness of having pride in the community. LGC is a member of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Inc, the Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., and the National Garden Club Inc.
Executive Board Meeting August 30, 2020
Members of Lafayette Garden Club met in the home of President Babette Werner for an executive board meeting on August 30. Topics discussed included fundraisers, approval of the budget, Pennies for Pines, and club awards. Discussion on the wording of membership in the bylaws and the addition of night and Sunday brunch meetings were also mentioned. The club’s next meeting will be a fall brunch, business meeting and white elephant auction at the home of Kathy Van Ness.
Among those attending the Lafayette Garden Club’s executive board meeting were from left, Diana Nolan, ex-officio; Anita Petitjean, president elect; Babette Werner, president; Kathy Van Ness, corresponding secretary; and Brittany Grissom, treasurer. Also in attendance were Sarah LeBlanc, recording secretary; Linda Broussard, parliamentarian; Linda Demanade, vice-president, Cecille Revels, member at large; and Debbie Grissom, historian.