Footprints of the Raleigh Garden Club

There are long, amazing lists of projects undertaken by the Raleigh Garden Club in our History Books for each year, now in the NC State Archives. Projects to beautify our community, our parks, and our public spaces. Reading over these lists, I got to wondering where all these projects are today.  And so I started looking for our footprints…  how our club made an impact on our community. It grew into a lot of fun – a chance to explore the area and seek out the places where the RGC difference is still there to see - Erica W.

To read about the many footprints we have discovered, go to our blog page where each footprint has a blog entry.

Find some of our footprints for yourself!  Download a pdf list of our footprints quest to your phone or print it out, and follow the clues and directions we've found from the History Books. 

  • Spring Trees - a list of the spring flowering trees planted for past Arbor Days or special projects to find and enjoy.
    • RGC Footprints to find - look for some glorious fall trees in Fletcher Park, a grove of 20 flowering trees at the Captial Boulevard Gateway to Raleigh, and more.
    “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”   -- Anonymous



    Red Dawn Trees Planted in 1976

    In honor of the US Bicentennial, 40 Red Dawn (Metasequioa) were planted in  Pullen Park. Here they are today.


    Raleigh Rescue mission

    Another big project of the 1970's was landscaping the Raleigh Rescue mission.


    Arbor Day Memorial Tree Plantings

    The Club plants a Memorial Tree in the Raleigh Parks for our departed members. A list of all the Arbor Day tree plantings of the Raleigh Garden Club, organized by park.

    • Pullen Park -coming shortly
    • Fletcher Park
    • Cameron Park - coming shortly
    • Glen Eden Pilot Park - coming shortly
    • Edna May Wells Park- coming shortly