The Garden Club of Shawnee was founded in 1990 after a group of community-minded Shawnee gardeners responded to a newspaper advertisement placed by the City of Shawnee’s Beautification Committee.
Twenty people signed up to join at that first meeting. In June of 1990, they formed the club, and approved a slate of officers and a set of by-laws.
Today, Garden Club of Shawnee members continue in the spirit of our founding with these objectives:
- to promote general gardening cultural interests
- to beautify the community
- to increase awareness of environmental issues
Members fulfill these objectives through expanding and sharing their gardening knowledge at monthly club meetings, holding a bi-annual garden tour, making community grants, and maintaining the Shanna Morrison Memorial Rose Garden in West Flanders Park.