Organized in 1956, the object of this club shall be the advancement of gardening, the development of home grounds and the furthering of city beautification. Our meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Guests are always welcomed. Please email for additional information.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Anniversary Tea

I have just gotten an update from the committees, on our Tea which will honor our garden club being in existence for 55 years! This garden club has done so many wonderful things for the city of Brunswick and Glynn County that it is time to highlight the many good women who have been members of the organization. Magnolia Garden Club over the fifty five years - has planted, weeded, watered, and pruned numerous flower beds along the causeways, in local parks and beside government buildings. They have awarded scholarships for young people in horticulture studies, they have cleared old plantings in the historic squares of Old Town Brunswick and helped put in fresh new landscaping. They have supported local, preservation organizations with financial contributions raised through their presentation of a historic tour of homes at Christmas and they have lovingly taken on several projects to bring the joy of a blooming garden to the elderly in senior care centers. And there is a special place in their heart for the historic Oak Grove Cemetery on MLK - being humbled by it's history they were so happy to be able to give the funds necessary to replace the windows on the beautiful, little Chapel. I am proud to be a part of this group and proud to be the chairman of our 55 celebration event. Should you be interested learning more about our club, here are a couple of things I would like you to know: we have a growing membership - 3 new members this month! Our club meets in private homes on the first Wed. of every month at 7:00. Please check out our face book page for the locations and then come and join us for a nice evening of fellowship, learning and growing!!
Wishing you full blooms!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

2012 Christmas Tour of Homes-Save the Date!

Plans are underway for our annual Christmas Tour of Homes. Mark your calender for Saturday December 1st and plan to attend! 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

628 Union Street, ca 1898

     Built just after the great Hurricane of 1898, this is another example of Victorian "Folk" architecture.  The home is constructed entirely of wood and has a deep front-facing gable decorated with a curvy verge board.

     The favorite  views of the homeowners are from the front porch looking out on Union Street.  Don't forget to say "hello" to Paul the Lamb while you are there.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

825 Albany Street, ca 1925 and 828 Albany Street, ca 1908

     Albany Street is the location of a well-known local landmark, Lovers Oak.   The tree is believed to have gotten its name from Native American tales of young lovers secretly meeting under its branches.

     825 Albany Street, a Colonial Revival - Georgian, has the original oak floors throughout, wainscoting in the dining room and built-in cupboards.   This home provides beautiful views of the winding branches of the live oaks.

     Directly across the street is 828 Albany Street, a Folk Victorian - one of the three Folk Victorians on this year's tour.  The woodwork in the house is all original, and be sure to notice the beautiful curved pocket doors that lead into the parlor.  

Sunday, November 27, 2011

821 Union Street ca. 1900

     You will notice immediately upon entering this house that it is still under renovation.  It is being lovingly restored by the homeowners, taking out old walls and replacing the floors and updating plumbing.

     Be sure to check out the scullery -  one of the homeowners' favorite places to have a cup of coffee in the early morning!

Friday, November 25, 2011

8 Hanover Square ca. 1880

     This home faces historic Hanover Square, one of the 14 squares laid out in the original township of Brunswick. 

     This Second Empire style home has undergone a recent renovation with sensitivity to its historic place in Old Town.  The kitchen and great room are new and yet feel old, warm and inviting.   Don't miss this gem in the heart of Old Town.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

1119 EGMONT STREET, ca 1904

This "Folk Victorian" home was built in 1904 by Henry C. Courvoisier for his wife Catherine. 

The original house was totally modernized and restored from 2007 - 2011.  An addition and the garage were designed to maintain the main house's historical integrity through similar style.   Upon exiting the house, you will pass through the screen porch and a Charleston-type garden.