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Deadline for GCKY Bulletin

~Contact: | Ann Fiel
~What: Deadline
~When: Mon 7 Oct 2019

Please send information, articles, and pictures to Ann Fiel (, editor of the GCKY Bulletin.

Special Event

Carriage House Dedication

~Contact: Carolyn Roof | Garden Club of KY
~What: Special Event
~Where: Wallis Arboretum Paris KY
~When: Mon 7 Oct 2019 (1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Time)

You are invited to the

Restoration Celebration of the

Nannine Clay Wallis Arboretum Carriage House

1:30 pm on Monday, October 7, 2019

Refreshments to follow in the Headquarters at 616 Pleasant St, Paris, KY

Wallis Arboretum Carriage House Restored

Carriage House at Wallis HouseThe Nannine Clay Wallis Arboretum Committee will hold a dedication for the restored 1903 Carriage House dedication on Monday, October 7, 1:30, The Garden Club of Kentucky will sponsor the ribbon cutting and special presentations to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels for its emergency grant and to GCKY members and clubs that made possible the restoration. The public is invited to join in the celebration followed by refreshments and tour of the Carriage House.

The restored Carriage House is taking on a new function in the Arboretum. It will be used for classes, workshops, and rentals for parties, weddings and other special events.

Mrs. Wallis’ father, Thomas Clay, built the Carriage House when he purchased the 616 Pleasant Street property from his uncle’s estate. The house was in the Clay family from 1856 until 1970 when Mrs. Wallis bequeathed it to GCKY.

Club Meeting

What’s New in African Violets

~Contact: 270-813-0276 | Franklin-Simpson Garden Club
~What: Club Meeting
~Where: Simpson County Literacy Center Franklin Kentucky
~When: Mon 7 Oct 2019 (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central Time)

When you think of African Violets, perhaps you picture in your mind the little blue flowers in you remember from your grandmother’s window. Join Lindee Vaught, president of Nashville’s African Violet Society as she updates us with the explosion of color, shape, variety that has happened in the African Violet world since that long-ago time. See new varieties and get tips on how to grow these easy care, non-stop bloomers that satisfy our garden-fix in the winter.

Free! Everyone is welcome.

The Franklin Garden Club hosts evening meetings on 1st Mondays (except in June and December) at the Simpson County Literacy Center, 231 S. College Street, Franklin KY.