FOUNDING OF CANTON GARDEN CENTER
Canton Garden Center was organized in 1946 by four clubs: Canton Garden Club, Canton Scrosis Garden Club, Town Garden Club, and the Y.W.C.A. Evening Garden Club. Today only two of these remain active: Canton Garden Club and Town Garden Club. The first meetings were held in the second story office of the Harter Estate. The present building opened in September 1956. Canton Garden Center is 70 years old this year.
OBJECTIVE OF CANTON GARDEN CENTER
The objectives of this organization shall be to maintain a Garden Center with a library as a source of free gardening information; to unite the clubs and individuals in the common interest of home and community beautification; and to encourage and train our youth in appreciation of our natural resources this organization shall operate not for profit.
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
It is an honor to serve as your new President for 2016. I am proud to be working with a group of such knowledgeable and creative members who are ready to be challenged and step forward to help Canton Garden Center grow and prosper.
In addition to the many programs and events we offer, we have also planned some fun and educational mini programs and luncheons that we hope you will enjoy.
Throughout the year, we hope to stimulate the love of gardening, flower arranging, home and community beautification, promote better horticultural practices, and encourage all forms of conservation.
This journey is not all about me leading the way; but it is about you, the membership. I encourage each of you to challenge yourself to volunteer on some of our committees and become involved at the Canton Garden Center. You are the secret to our success. Together we will work to reinforce the foundation of the Canton Garden Center. Let us journey as one to ..."Learn and Grow Together". Diane Patris, CGC 2016 President