This year we started out with various styles of watering cans. They were given to a number of our excellent local artists and they transformed each can into a delightful work of art!
How to participate in our Lagniappe drawing for the watering can in the photo to the left!
Your participation in the Spring Watering Can drawing will give you a chance for this can. If you do not win one of the four numbered cans, you now have a chance to win this can. The winner of this can will be drawn from the remaining tickets.
Many Community Beautification Projects grants have been provided by The Mississippi Gulf Coast Council of Garden Clubs, Inc.
These are samples of these grants.
Biloxi Old Brick House Gazebo Enhancement Project
The Old Brick House, also known as Biloxi Garden Center, was built around 1850 as a modest family home by John Henley, a former sheriff and mayor of Biloxi. The house is situated on Back Bay in Biloxi, Mississippi. Over the house the home has had many “facelifts” and Hurricane Katrina required a major re-build. The Old Brick House is on the National Register of Historic Places and was deeded by the City of Biloxi to the Biloxi Garden Center in recognition of the role local garden clubs played in raising funds for the building’s restoration. The house is one of the three oldest building in Biloxi
The Dogwood Garden Club applied for and received the $500.00 Community Beautification Grant from the Council for planting the landscape needed for the house. The garden club matched this grant and were able to complete the project for less than the amount budgeted. The Biloxi Parks and Recreation Department crew assisted the club members with tilling the beds and digging the holes for over 50 plants