InsideOut magazine is delighted to have become a “Platinum Friend” of the Garden Club of Grand Cayman.
As the club welcomes new members, it has recently opened up sponsorship to friends, benefactors and supporters of the horticultural organization.
Levels of support range from “Personal” at an annual endowment of $100, to “Silver” at $200, “Gold” at $300 and “Platinum” at $500.
Each category offers a rising scale of benefits, from a simple listing on the club’s website (caymangardenclub.com) to acknowledgement of the supporter on an electronic monitor at meetings and events.
“We are pleased to welcome InsideOut magazine as a Platinum Friend of the Garden Club,” says Ora Hollebon, president of the Garden Club.
“As a publication that features prominent homes and gardens around Cayman, we look forward to a great synergy between our organizations.”
InsideOut, which is published in the autumn and spring, showcases some of Cayman’s most fabulous gardens and includes other gardening-related topics in every issue.
“We are thrilled to join the Garden Club and anticipate highlighting some of the most creative gardening projects on the island,” says Catherine MacGillivray, editor of the magazine.
Founded in 1957, the Garden Club has an active membership of more than 60 gardening enthusiasts, more than half of whom have joined in the last five years.
Pioneer members included Joyce Hilton, Ena Watler, Dorothy Roulstone, Frances Bodden, Una Bush and Corrine Thompson, all of whom have now passed on.
However, their strong legacy of commitment to beautifying and strengthening the community continues to flourish.
The aims of the Garden Club are to:
- promote interest in, and knowledge of, gardening and all things related to the natural beauty of the Cayman Islands
- undertake projects, either as a club, or in concert with others, to beautify the community
- encourage the promotion of friendship and understanding among persons of all races and nationalities who share an interest in gardening
The Garden Club is a registered not-for-profit organization, with members generously donating their time to numerous projects within the community.
These initiatives include work on the gardens at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands; enhancing the grounds of UCCI; landscaping at The Pines Retirement Home, Francis Bodden Girls Home and Bonaventure Boys Home; organizing projects at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park; and holding a bi-annual flower show.
“Our new “Friends” initiative was created to provide additional resources to take the club’s community involvement to greater heights,” says Ora.
“Hopefully, this new relationship with one of Cayman’s premier magazines is an additional opportunity for our talented members to demonstrate their creative efforts and enhance this new initiative to greater success.”
The Garden Club meets on the first Thursday of every month, apart from July and August, usually at a member’s house or garden.
Either a guest speaker gives a talk on a garden-related subject, or a garden tour is held, with refreshments provided.
Join the club
Anyone wishing to become a sponsor of the Garden Club of Grand Cayman can do so by emailing [email protected], tel: 925-5531 or 925-6520. For individuals who wish to join as ordinary members, the fee is $25 per annum.