Dig in the Dirt
Brook Run Park Main Entrance
Our signature project includes both sides of the main entrance. In 2013, we worked with Dunwoody Parks and Recreation to transform the area under the Liane Levetan sign which was nothing but some overgrown bushes. Today, it is a beautiful area that welcomes visitors to the park. We have two major “all hands” workdays a year to do general pruning and change out annual beds.
The club partnered with Friends of the Library to landscape the library entrance. We have a variety of shrubs and perennials planted to beautify this space. The club maintains this area as well as changes out the annuals in the spring and fall to add some seasonal color. The club recently collaborated with Friends of the Library and the City of Dunwoody to install a new stone wall leading up to the library entrance. We have expanded this project to include plantings in the Stage Door Players planter.
Dunwoody Library Atrium
The atrium inside the Dunwoody Library is the club’s oldest project. For many years, we have filled the space with wonderful tropical plants to greet patrons of this community center. The concrete lectern in the center displays a changing variety of books. One of our members makes sure that the atrium is watered regularly.
Windwood Hollow Park
This wonderful, family-oriented park and playground is located just off Peeler Road and is our club’s latest undertaking. We planted hundreds of daffodil bulbs for a great spring showing and have also put many perennials around the park sign. Check out our amazing coneflowers and the tiny free library maintained by one of our members.
The Dunwoody Garden Club makes annual donations to the Dunwoody Nature Center, Master Gardener projects at both Brook Run Park and Dunwoody Nature Center, Dunwoody Preservation Trust, Atlanta and State Botanical Gardens, The Garden Club of Georgia Scholarship program for students studying horticulture, Georgia DOT Highway Beautification Program and many other worthy causes. In the past, we have supported local elementary school garden projects and Dunwoody Nature Center pollinator gardens at local schools. We also work with the Dunwoody Police Department’s Christmas for Kids as well as donations to the Community Assistance Center’s Food Pantry. The DGC also funded the flagpole, flag and plantings for the flag installation at Dunwoody’s new City Hall on Ashford Dunwoody Road.