Haynes Manor Garden Club is proud of its civic improvement in adopting gardening spots in the community. HMGC's main project is the maintenance of the bird bath area at Dellwood and Peachtree Battle median. Seasonally, HMGC organizes and hosts "Planting Events" where members participate in maintaining the garden and bird bath spot.
On September 27th, 2016, Haynes Manor Garden Club along with Peachtree Battle Alliance created and dedicated a living memorial site in honor of their very own, Ashley Benton Parker.
Ashley Benton Parker, a former enthusiastic Garden Club and PBA Board Member, dedicated volunteer, wife, mother and friend had lost her life to cancer in 2014.
On a bright, sunny Tuesday, the dedication of the living memorial took place including Ashley’s husband Jim, son James and sisters. The memorial includes a peaceful spot for reflection and beauty with a bench and walkway. At the end of the ceremony, Jim and James planted a ceremonial daffodil. A HMGC committee worked on this project for over a year to ensure her memory and love for life will continue forever.
A Special Thank You To The Committee Members:Rebecca Becker, Jennifer Glenn, Sophie Joel, Rae Knox, Tina Maddox, Karen Summerour, Wendi Wells, Dina Woodruff and a HUGE thank you to Harriet Kirkpatrick, our very own master gardener who designed the project and worked with Charlie Lee to implement it. In addition, she and her husband Kip had spent countless hours watering, weeding and pruning the area.
Also a special thank you to James Worrell, 2017/2018 President of the Peachtree Battle Alliance and the City of Atlanta.