Stonebridge Harvey – Garden of the Month April 2017
STONEBRIDGE GARDEN CLUB est 1993
The Stonebridge Garden Club was established in 1993, and continues to be a very active group in our Westbank community. The ladies meet on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May. Each month, a member opens her home for our meeting, and other members prepare a fabulous lunch.
Our Horticulture Committee educates with us gardening tips on all types of plants, indoor and out, along with pests that invade our yards.
For 2016-2017, our Program Committee ladies arranged great guest speakers on bromeliads, making terrariums, crazy hats for our Christmas meeting, and field trips– Houmas House, street car ride along historic St. Charles Ave (with lunch at Commander’s), and Mardi Gras World. One of our community projects is at the New Orleans Museum of Art — arranging fresh flowers for the main entrance stairway. In 2017, we donated monies to the New Orleans Tree Project for planting 20 new trees in the New Orleans East tornado stricken community. We encourage one another to use organic products in our garden, and share our success or disappointments.
Within Stonebridge, we recognize residents through the Garden of the Month award, and great Christmas decorations. The most important endeavor is our horticulture partnership with the Stonebridge Property Owner’s Association. The Garden Club Beautification committee ladies work with the Association to maintain the seasonal flowers, trees and shrubs at entrances and exits to both sides of our subdivision. The Garden Club has planted many trees in our neighborhood. All Garden Club members are also HOA members. We ask all residents to support the SPOA.
Finally – did you know Stonebridge is a designated Bird Sanctuary??? We hope everyone enjoys and protects the beauty of our wildlife – not just the birds and ducks in your yard, but also the egrets, gray herons, pelicans, hawks and the occasional eagle in our trees, pond and canals.
The ladies recently held their Installation luncheon at Lafitte’s Landing and Seafood – delicious!! The new Officers for 2017-2019 are:
Co-President’s – Sonia Tablan and Judy Bullitt
Treasurer – Therese Juneau
Recording Secretary – Gail Scandariato
Corresponding Secretary – Julie Taylor
Parliamentarian – DiAnn Ogan