What does the Garden Club do with the money from Tour ticket sales?

Proceeds from the Crescent Hill Garden Tour go back into the Crescent Hill community:

  • The wedding garden at the Peterson-Dumesnil House was one of our first major projects and its upkeep is ongoing.

  • In 2017 we sponsored the installation of aromatic shrubs at the American Printing House for the Blind on Frankfort Avenue.

  • In the fall of 2017 we, with help from their Beta Club, planted 5,000 naturalizing ‘Spring Beauty’ crocus bulbs at Barret Middle School.

  • In 2017, we planted 6 Appalachian Redbuds on the Grinstead Drive side of Barret Middle School.

  • We have been planting exotic specimen trees at the Peterson-Dumesnil House grounds over the past decade.

  • We donated the urns and plantings at the Grinstead Avenue onramp to I-64 and decorate them for the winter holidays every year.

  • In 2009, we contributed to the renovation of Kennedy Court Park with a substantial donation of perennials and shrubs.

  • We have contributed plantings to the North Hite Avenue median, the Reservoir Park entrance, and a number of the Frankfort Avenue bus stops.

  • We contribute to Operation Brightside annually.

  • We have made substantial donations of garden books and periodicals to the Crescent Hill Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library.

  • We have 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 funded a program to plant rare and unusual trees in the neighborhood, and held an award program to recognize horticultural excellence.