Community Garden Club of Marlin flourishes

The Marlin Community Garden Club was the first gardening club in the state of Texas, founded in 1923 by Ida Pauleen Linthicum, who was inspired to organize the club after reading about the Philadelphia Garden Club, The Community Garden Club of Marlin became a charter member of the Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., in 1928.

Throughout its ninety-eight years’ history, the Community Garden Club has hosted educational lectures focusing on a variety of different gardening topics, including garden design, floral arrangements, and botanical histories. The club continues to serve the community of Marlin by engaging in civic beautification projects of local parks, city and county buildings, and county hospital. The Marlin Community Garden Club has enjoyed a long history in the city of Marlin and continues its monthly meetings. 

Officers for the 2021-2023 are President Terry Glover, Vice President Sheila Lawson, Treasurer Letitia Estep, Secretary Marjorie Fiola, and Parliamentarian Susan Byrd.

Interested in joining? Contact Terry Glover at (254) 230-6228. 

The Marlin Democrat

251 Live Oak St
Marlin, TX 76661
Phone: (254) 883-2554
Fax:(254) 883-6553