This week in the garden – vol 58

Celebrate National Garden Week in Your Community!

National Garden Week June 5th-11th

Join National Garden clubs across the country to celebrate National Garden Week. This week is an opportunity to encourage pride in our communities, interest new members, and work with other groups to be part of those efforts.

Norcross Garden Club National Garden Week Activities (more info follows activities list)

June 6th Norcross Mayor proclamation for NGW 6:15 at city hall

June 7th NGC Committee and Board Meeting 3pm at cottage

June 8th Providing flower arrangements for delivery to Area Meals on Wheels Clients.

June 9th Cherokee Garden Library Tour at Atlanta History Center

June 9th Weeding with Pam C 6:30 pm

June 10th Weeding 8-10am- cottage garden and discovery garden

June 11th Plant Swap

Monday, June 6th, 6:30PM at Norcross City Hall

Mayor Craig Newton will make a Proclamation for National Garden Week and recognize our Club on Monday June 6th at 6:30 at the Norcross City Council meeting.  The meeting is held in the Council Chambers on the first floor of the City Hall building. We encourage as many members as possible to attend the meeting. Please arrive by 6:15. It should not be longer than 30 minutes, as the Proclamations are always presented at the beginning of the meeting. Thank you in advance for your support and attendance. Let’s celebrate at the Cottage with a Sangria or Sparkling Water toast after the Proclamation presentation. Please RSVP to this email if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, June 7th 3pm Board and Committee Meeting at the Cottage

Board members and committee chairs will meet at 3 to share ideas and discuss plans for the coming year. Please let your leaders know your ideas and ways you can help make those ideas happen. All members are welcome. After the meeting we will assemble the flower vases for Meals on Wheels clients. Please feel free to email Nancy or Jenny with your ideas and to volunteer for opportunities


Wednesday, June 8th NGC Flower arrangements included with Meals on Wheels deliveries.

Thursday, June 9th at 11:00 Cherokee Garden Library Tour with Staci Catron

The cost of the tour is $13.50. Carpools will be arranged - leaving at 10:00.

Tour is limited to 20 participants. To register or for more information, please contact Saundy at 256-227-1106;  Five (5) spots remaining! Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Thursday and Friday, June 9th, and 10th Garden Workdays

It is that time of year and our gardens are calling your name to please help. Come out to pull a few weeds! Meet Pam Cammarata at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 9th.  Or join us in the cool of the morning from 8am to 10am on Friday, June10th

Please drop by anytime it is convenient for you to pull a few weeds or pick up trash/debris. Weeding and general clean-up is always needed. Please contact Pam Cammarata if you would like more information or to volunteer.  (770.314.9541 or

Saturday, June 11th 10A-1P Plant Swap and Share at the cottage

Bring A Plant-Take A Plant. Gather in the garden with other garden club members, plant enthusiasts, friend, and neighbors to swap, share tips, tricks, and knowledge.  Bring a friend or two. See attachment for more details

Norcross Garden Club Earth Team Awards

Nine youth representing the Norcross Garden Club Earth Team accepted their Garden Club of GA and Deep South Garden Club Youth Sculpture Contest Awards during a ceremony at Thrasher Park on June 1, 2022.  Reading the city proclamation and announcing the names and their awards was Norcross City Council member Josh Bare. Nine of our eleven winners came from Tucker, Duluth, Chamblee, Snellville, Lilburn, and Norcross. These youth are a great sampling of the Norcross Art Splash audience. The Sculpture Contest took place at our booth at the 2021 Norcross Art Splash.

Here are a couple of photos to share of member Susan Bell, who took the lead on organizing a tent promoting perennials at the Norcross Community Market on June 1st. The Norcross Garden Club partnered with Sustainable Norcross to offer educational materials to the public on gardening with perennials.  First photo: Member Susan Bell assists in the planting of a miniature Hosta. Second photo: Here youth market goers enjoy the use of color pencils, creating colorful botanical prints.

Norcross Community Market-Thrasher Park

Every Wednesday from May through August 4-7pm.  Sign up to subscribe to weekly newsletter:

Cottage Rental

Next rental is Saturday, June 18th.  Our members are our best marketeers!  Please recommend our cottage to family and friends who may have a need for an event or meeting rental space.  You can direct anyone interested in renting the space to our website for more information and rental application.