Footprints of the Raleigh Garden Club

Long, amazing lists of projects undertaken by the Raleigh Garden Club to beautify our community come from our History Books, that we make each year, now in the NC State Archives.  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.

Find some more of our footprints!  Click here to download the list of our October footprints quest, and follow the clues and directions to find some glorious fall trees in Fletcher Park, a grove of 20 flowering trees at the Captial Boulevard Gateway to Raleigh, and the mystery of the Charlotte Hilton Green garden at White Oak Road...

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”   -- Anonymous

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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.

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Raleigh Rescue mission

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

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Arbor Day Memorial Tree Plantings

The Club has planted more than 27 trees in the last 10 years along in Raleigh Parks to honor our members. This is a grove of 6 Fringe trees planted in Glen Eden Parks.