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.
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
I look forward to serving as the Garden Center President again for 2017. This past year we faced numerous changes that challenged us to work together. Thanks to the hard work and cooperation of many people, the Canton Garden Center experienced a successful year. I am proud to be working with a group of such knowledgeable and creative members who are ready to step forward to help the Garden Center grow and prosper.
We seek encouragement and support from you, our member clubs, and we will strive to help our member clubs be successful by sharing ideas and promoting their programs. I hope you will take time this year to visit the beautiful gardens at the Canton Garden Center. I have enjoyed talking to some of the visitors in the gardens this past year as they shared what these gardens have meant to them.
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 share our love of gardening, horticulture, and floral design. We seek to build fellowship on a foundation of knowledge and creativity. We strive to be educational and environmentally aware.
I encourage each of you to challenge yourself to volunteer on some of our committees and become involved at the Garden Center. You are the secret to our success. To quote Helen Keller, “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” Together we will work to reinforce the foundation of the Canton Garden Center as we “Learn and Grow Together.”