As a bicentennial endeavor, the Club, in concert with Historic Savannah Foundation, committed itself to the creation of a parterre garden for the 19th century Isaiah Davenport House Museum. The design turned a sandy lot into an attractive period garden, whose walkways and shaded benches host thousands of Savannah’s visitors each year. More recently this garden has been redesigned and replanted with help from club members. Pictured right are Mrs. John W. Carswell, Sr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lee upon the opening of the garden in 1976.
In 1980, the Historic Savannah Foundation approached the Trustees’ Garden Club to design and landscape a formal yet functional garden for its headquarters at the William Scarbrough House, a National Historic Landmark. Thirty thousand dollars was raised for the major groundwork of grading and installing sprinkler and drainage systems. The garden, featuring a terrace with complementing shrubs, walks, benches, a pavilion and a pool, took five years to complete. PIctured left are school children in the completed pavilion in the the mid 1980s.