A Fall Luncheon in Old Metairie
In celebration of The New Orleans Town Gardeners’ 65th birthday
Photos by Linda Reese Bjork
Now that the weather is finally getting cooler, what better way to entertain than to have a luncheon for the girls in your garden club – especially when it’s the club’s 65th-birthday! The party was for all ages, from 30 to 90. (Which reminds me of the most important advice that icon Sunny Norman gave me: The way to stay young is to have young friends and friends of all ages!)
Front door pieces by Melissa Hayley greeted guests. Tables were set up in the garden. Cyclamen in antique cache pots accented floral tablecloths. Lunch was served after a special program created by Harriet Nelson, Flora French and Adelaide Benjamin touting the amazing projects of The New Orleans Town Gardeners!
The dining room table was beautifully set with an Italian Point de Venise lace cloth topped with beautiful silver serving pieces, a flower arrangement created by Mary Funderburk and lunch created by Epsie Hennessey. Who could have a birthday party without a cake? This one was created by Maurice!
The New Orleans Town Gardeners have been instrumental in many civic projects that have benefited our city, including: spearheading the funding and beautification projects at Lee Circle and at Jackson Square; funding the Garden Library,now housed at Tulane University; and funding the Edible Schoolyard at Samuel J. Green Charter School. We are now involved with the Grow Dat Youth Farm at City Park and are creating a new fundraiser, “The Heart of the Park,” which will raise funds for the preservation of the oak trees at City Park as well as for projects of the club.
Happy 65th birthday!