What does the Garden Club do with the Tour Fees it collects?

All proceeds from the Crescent Hill Garden Tour go back into the community in various ways. Over the past few years, we have provided funding for an assortment of beautification projects in Crescent Hill:

  • The wedding garden at the Peterson-Dumesnil House was one of our major projects constructed over several years.
  • Our 2011 tour made it possible for the Garden Club to commission the creation of an Amadinda Xylophone for the Peterson-Dumesnil garden, similar to one found at Bernheim Forest. The xylophone is in the garden (except during the winter) for the community to enjoy.
  • In 2009, our main contribution was the funding of perennials and shrubs in the renovation of Kennedy Court Park.
  • We have contributed plantings to the North Hite median, the Reservoir Park entrance, and Frankfort Avenue bus stops.

But we provide support for more than beautification projects:

  • One year we assisted the Zoom Group and their garden project for adults with special needs.
  • The Crescent Hill Garden Club has sponsored educational programs on garden design and practices.
  • We have also made substantial donations of garden books and periodicals to the Crescent Hill Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library.
  • We have funded a program to plant rare and unusual trees in the neighborhood, donated funds to Operation Brightside, and conducted an award program to recognize horticultural excellence.