Our Projects

A society grows great when people plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~Greek proverb

Projects fulfilling this mission are proposed by our Community Projects Committee, approved by our Board of Directors, and authorized by a majority vote of the CGC membership.  Non-profit organizations seeking information on how to apply for CGC funding may contact info@cgcperrysburg.com.

The Country Garden Club’s mission is to promote knowledge of horticulture and conservation and to enhance our community’s natural environment.

Current/New 2016 Projects 

Garden Shed, Hospice of Northwest Ohio

Junior Master Gardener Program, 577 Foundation

Perrysburg Bicentennial Celebration Sponsor of First Friday Family Event –                                       Visit the CGC Booth in front of Huntington National Bank on Louisiana Avenue, Friday, July 1

Sawyer Preserve check presentation

Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve – Wood County Parks

The Country Garden Club contributed over $32,000 to Sawyer Nature Preserve – Wood County’s newest park – to help with parking lot and signage creation, trails, seating and.  A portion of the proceeds raised from each year’s Trunk Show is used to fund projects that benefit our community.  The 2016 Trunk Show will again support Sawyer Nature Preserve.

Ongoing and Historical Projects of Note

Way Public Library

CGC has a long history of supporting the Way Public Library.  Our first recorded donation was in 1939 for a library garden.  In June of 2010 CGC paid for replacement of diseased ash trees in the library parking lot landscape. In September 2013, our donation was used for removal of 15 diseased ash trees in the parking lot area which were replaced with six patriot elms and six  village green zelkovas.

Perrysburg Gateways

The Perrysburg Gateways project commemorated the Country Garden Club’s 75th anniversary and is an enduring legacy to our commitment to the beautification of the Perrysburg community.  The gardens are a combination of formal garden areas and natural areas as well.  Working in cooperation with the City, plans were drawn and a $25,000 ODOT grant was obtained to landscape the three main gateways into the City of Perrysburg. Accordingly, all plants are ODOT specific for near highway use.   As a condition of the ODOT grant, CGC committed an additional amount to maintain the three areas.

Downtown Perrysburg Holiday Decorations

Since 1965, the CGC has provided the holiday decorations that adorn Louisiana Street in downtown Perrysburg.  In 2011, the streets were lined with live evergreen trees which were then donated to the Wood County Parks for planting in parks and public spaces.

Downtown Perrysburg Hanging Baskets

Since 2004, CGC has provided the funding for the hanging baskets which grace the downtown summer streetscape and represents another collaborative project between the Club and the City.  

 

CGC history of giving

 

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Did you Know….

That the Country Garden Club helps out the Hospice of Northwest Ohio?    Each spring the members of CGC plant the 24 containers which sit outside patient rooms at Hospice.

Each year the Country Garden Club donates the Arbor Day Tree to the City of Perrysburg.  For 2012, a Ruby Red Horsechestnut tree was planted at Rotary Park.  This tree will grow to 40 – 50 feet with a 30 foot spread. 

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