A spring gift from the Evergreen Garden Club is springing the Family House’s landscape plan into action! With a generous $10,000 grant–proceeds from their annual Holiday Auction–the Family House is working on plans to fill out existing shrubbery and trees, hide the conspicuous drains at the side of the House, and begin landscape work around the sides and rear of the House for a complete and unified atmosphere.
The Evergreen Garden Club has a proud history of charitable contributions to community endeavors that help beautify Winston-Salem. After being introduced to the mission and work of the House, president Elizabeth Morgan believed that a tribute to member Beth Baldwin and the Club’s interest in community service made the project a natural fit. “We have a history of supporting projects that promote health and well-being through horticultural therapy.”
Director of House Operations, Melissa Thompson, also believes in the restorative power of landscaping and greenery, noting “a little bit of greenery, the smell of early blooms, and fresh air can go a long way in terms of reducing stress and keeping caregivers healthy.” It’s the simple things in life that make a difference!
Stop by early this fall and see how this special gift has rooted, bloomed, and added another dimension to the House.