Partnership with Friends of the Dunwoody Library
In 2009 we partnered with the Friends of the Dun- woody Library to pursue exterior enhancements to and beautification of the library grounds. Additions include dwarf mondo grass, creep- ing gardenias, a Japanese maple, Knock-Out roses, daffodils and annuals. Major pruning was done in preparation for additional stages this fall and Spring 2011. We are most excited to be a part of these new projects and to continue our alliance with the Friends.

The Club was organized in the fall of 1967 under the name of Four Seasons Garden Club. In February 1968 the name was changed to Dunwoody Garden Club and the club joined the DeKalb Federation of Garden Clubs and Rich's Garden Center. In 1973 the club joined the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.Since its beginning the club has participated in and sponsored many projects in the Dunwoody community. These projects include landscaping the courtyard at Dunwoody High School, restoration of the Dunwoody Cemetery, planting azaleas in Dunwoody Park and the Ashford Dunwoody Road median for which the club won the Deep South Region Mississippi Roadside Award; in 1983. The traffic triangle at the intersection of Ashford Dunwoody and Mount Vernon Roads is an on-going project. Until recently, twice each year members planted seasonal flowers at the triangle. While the planting has been taken over by a Dunwoody development company, the triangle continues to be an on-going project. Monthly water and power bills are still paid by the Club. In 1993 the club won the DeKalb Federation Beautification Project Award

The club sponsors a Card Party, Luncheon and Fashion Show in the Dunwoody area as a means of revenue.In 1978-79, the club was approved to sponsor a state award for school grounds. This trophy was awarded for the first time at the 1980 state convention. Over the years the members have participated in Christmas at Callanwolde, the Redbud District Yellow Daisy Festival Flower Shows at Stone Mountain, the DeKalb Federation Flower Shows and the Atlanta Flower Shows.In 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000, the club participated in Dunwoody's Salute to America 4th of July Parade.The year 1991 was a very special one for all members as it marked the club's 25th Silver Anniversary. This special anniversary was celebrated with a gala evening at the Dunwoody Country Club.In 1992 the club approved a new DeKalb Federation Award to honor Irene Warren for many years of service to the club and to the DeKalb Federation of Garden Clubs. The award is presented each year to an individual who has developed a butterfly garden.The Club has won many awards over the years since it was organized in 1967.

Standard Home Flower Shows were held in 1976, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1994. Standard Holiday Flower Shows were presented in 1975, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1986 and 1992. Other Standard Flower Shows were held in 1979 and 1987. A miniature show was held in 1985. In 2003, the club had a Home Placement Show.

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