Annual Plant Sale - Save the Date for 2018

In 2018, the club plans to hold the sale Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

Sandy, Leanne, and Cathy preparing plants - 2017

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Pre-Plant Sale Dig
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am

Dig at Gail Thompson’s garden in Jefferson.

Leave Gail’s Duluth home at 9am.

RSVP – Dogwood District 10/10 meeting
Oct 1 all-day

If you are interested in joining club members attend the Fall Dogwood District meeting where Margot Shaw will be the featured speaker, please contact Leanne Penman.

RSVP – field trip 10/6 to ABG – Gainesville
Oct 3 all-day

If you are interested in joining club members for a field trip to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, please contact Leanne Penman.

RSVP – day program lunch & learn 10/8
Oct 5 all-day

If you are interested in hearing our guest Dottie Myers speak at our upcoming 10/8 lunch & learn, please contact Leanne Penman.

Field Trip – ABG – Gainesville @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am

Fall Woodland Ramble and artist’s market. For more information, please visit the ABG site.

The market features many nature themed items as well as upcycled materials. A food truck will be on-hand for lunch and snacks.

RSVP by Wednesday, October 3rd: Leanne

Lunch & Learn – Gardening thru the Ages @ The Norcross Garden Club Cottage
Oct 8 @ 11:15 am


Noted Atlanta Landscape architect Dottie Myers will show how your present garden can be modified so that you can maintain it easily as you age.

Dottie Myers has been designing gardens in Georgia for the past 34 years. Combining her design skills with her love of plants has won Dottie several industry awards and exposure in national magazines. She was also awarded the Communicator of the Year award from the Georgia Green Industry. Off and on throughout her career Dottie has a taught landscape design at UGA, Gwinnett Tech, and ABG among others and has lectured frequently. In the early 1990s, Dottie started installing her garden designs and has recently begun maintaining several gardens of long-term clients. She currently is the longest standing member of the Georgia Gold Medal Committee.

RSVP by Friday, October 5th: Leanne

Dogwood District Fall Meeting – Margot Rafield Shaw @ Sandy Springs Library
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am

Join a group of club members at the Dogwood District Fall Meeting.

For carpooling options, the group will leave Target parking lot (PIB at Holcomb Bridge) at 9am

Check in at the meeting location, Sandy Springs Library, is 9:30-10:30. The cost to attend this meeting is $40.

Margot Rafield Shaw, Editor in Chief


Margot Shaw, the editor in chief of flower magazinehas loved flowers since she could “pick a pocketful of posies” but didn’t realize her true passion for them until just a few years ago.

A self-named “flower girl,” Margot attributes her knowledge and appreciation of floral design to her former boss and mentor Sybil Sylvester, an esteemed florist in Birmingham, Alabama who has taught Margot the (garden) tools of the trade for the past four years. While working for Sybil in her downtown shop, Margot quickly learned to cultivate her aesthetic of floral design and nurture her appreciation for their healing properties.

However, after four years of working in the industry, she couldn’t find a magazine on news stands for fresh flower enthusiasts.  After further investigation with friends and colleagues, Margot realized the strong demand for a quarterly publication that would educate and inspire flower enthusiasts while showcasing the many talented floral professionals within this thriving, diverse industry.

Margot’s vision for floweris to provide a publication that will delight and enrich the lives of readers through the knowledge and beauty of fresh flowers — and, to expose as many people as possible to the joys of flowering by providing a source of inspiration and education for all “flower people.”

Both a patron and participant in the arts, Margot studied Art History and Sociology at Hollins College in Virginia, Interior Design at the University of Texas and has an ongoing interest in photography. floweris her first foray into magazine publishing.

Margot is a native of Birmingham, Alabama who resides in her hometown with husband Gates. She has three daughters, Hansell, Westcott and Elizabeth, two cats, Minuit and Jacques, and two dogs, Lancelot and Luce.


Business Meeting @ Norcross Garden Club
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Business meeting for members and board.

The agenda is shared prior to the meeting. Contact Leanne for more information.

Community Event – Repurpose your Halloween Pumpkins @ Johnson-Dean Forest Preserve
Nov 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

“The Enchanted Forest” at Johnson-Dean Forest Preserve (on Barton Street bet. Sunset and Buchanan) Norcross

Come turn your Halloween pumpkins into Fairy Houses using items found in nature.  Line the forest path with public art which will be on display through the month of November.

Event is free and open to all ages.

RSVP – field trip to 11/12 Fulton Fed
Nov 9 all-day

If you are interested in attending the 11/12 Fulton Federation Meeting with other club members or are planning to attend the 11/12 evening meeting featuring a discussion on holiday centerpieces at the cottage clubhouse, please contact Leanne Penman.