2014 Grant Announcement
The Lexington Council Garden Clubs is pleased to announce that funds are available for grant applications for environmental and beautification projects in Fayette County for 2013-2014. The funds are from the Open Gates to the Bluegrass Garden Tour in June 2013. Projects that aid in protection, conservation, and enhancement of natural resources and civic beauty are encouraged. Funds are not available for private use or for profit businesses. Proceeds of $4,000 were distributed to 10 applicants in 2012. Applications can be accessed online at www.lexgardenclub.org and must be submitted by February 15. For more information, please contact Susan Craddock, project chair at (859) 252-8707.
Lexington Council Garden Clubs is pleased to share with you information for applying for funds from proceeds of the June 2013 OPEN GATES TO BLUEGRASS LIVING GARDEN TOUR. Attached you will find an application form.
To be considered for funding, the project must meet the following criteria:
- Must be in Fayette County, except for projects at GCKY State Headquarters.
- Must not be for private use or operated for profit.
- Must be in line with the following purposes of the Lexington Council Garden Clubs:
- Aid in the protection, enhancement, and conservation of natural resources and civic beauty.
- Stress will be on the use of native plants. No invasive species allowed.
- Advance the art of gardening, floral design, landscape design, and the study of horticulture.
- Further horticulture education, conservation, and landscape design through scholarships.
- Continue restoration and maintenance of designated historic shrines and State Garden Club Headquarters.
- Approved funds shall be used within twelve months of date of approval or a written request for extended date submitted to the LCGC President, Sallie Hubbard. Once a project is approved, a designated LCGC member will monitor the project and provide written reports on the status of the project to the LCGC.
2012 "Lexington In Bloom" Winners
The Lexington in Bloom Contest recognizes the most outstanding gardens in Fayette County visible from the street. The goal of the contest is to instill a spirit of community, to increase civic pride, and to improve the visual appeal of the area through the imaginative use of flowers, plants and trees Read More...