Non-Profit Spotlight: Plantation Garden Club

From left: Hillary Dollenberg, Gretchen Goss and Muffy Schulze

MISSION

The beautification and preservation of our natural environment, conservation, artistic design and horticulture. Community outreach is a focus.

HISTORY

The Plantation Garden Club was founded in 1979 by Mary Ellen French, Chris Leonard and Jan Stokes. The club is a National Garden Club member. Today, it has 40 active members, including Leslie Richardson, Hope Hunter, Yvette Acuff, Leisa Cram, Kim Hall, Nancy Bachelder, Liz McLeod, Jane Furtado, Vaiden Kramer, Mindie Deveer, Karen Beall, Ruthie Edwards and Karen Kenneweg. It also has many associate members. Current officers are 2nd vice president/membership chair Shannon Alford, treasurer Sally Nielsen and past president/director Ferebee Ruffalo. The club is a group of women who are artists, designers, master gardeners and naturalists that make it a point to serve our community. They are not a group of “wall flowers” (pun intended).

WHO IT HELPS

Volunteers in Medicine, Lowcountry Legal Aid, Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, Heroes on Horseback, the Breast Cancer Luncheon, Hilton Head Preparatory School and others. The club creates floral arrangements for many non-profit events so organizations can spend more money supporting their cause.

HOW TO HELP

Attend the Plantation Garden Club’s flower show on May 6 at St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall. Mindie De Veer is chair and Ann Carrol is co-chair. The show will be open to the public from 2 PM until 5 PM.

Plantation Garden Club Hilton Head
An arrangement the club made for Hilton Head Preparatory School’s 2019 Jubilee & Distinguished Citizens Awards

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PLANTATION GARDEN CLUB
Call president Hillary Dollenberg at 843-290-3063 or email [email protected].