TIFTON — The Tifton Council of Garden Clubs recently celebrated Garden Week in Georgia, according to a press release

Governor Brian Kemp issued a proclamation declaring the third week in April as Garden Week in Georgia and encouraged citizens of the state to recognize the work gardeners and landscapers do to keep Georgia beautiful.  

Tifton Mayor Julie Smith also issued a proclamation on behalf of the City of Tifton that April 19-26 be Garden Week in Tifton in an effort to acknowledge the importance of gardening and numerous contributions of gardeners in our area.  

The three Garden Clubs in Tifton (Camellia, Magnolia and Trillum) wanted to share some of the beautiful flowers, yards, gardens, and landscape projects around Tifton.

“Caring and Sharing” was the theme of one Garden Club, where members gave seeds to neighborhood children to plant in gardens.  Members also gave private gardening lessons on how to care for their plants and later share their seeds with others, the release states.  

Another Garden Club invited friends to tour member gardens (one at a time). Plants were divided and shared with friends that admired their photos on Facebook. Families planted vegetable gardens at their homes, doctors were seen gardening for relaxation, others used gardening for exercise and enjoyment with children cutting flowers from plants planted by their grandparents.  

Terri Branch and Connie Ewing, as co-presidents of the Tifton Council, thank the City of Tifton for their participation and support during this quarantine to make Tifton the Garden City of Georgia, according to the release

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