The Daily Astorian
SEASIDE — The
Sou’Wester Garden Club, a member of the Oregon State Federation
of Garden Clubs, was recently presented with a trophy honoring
its work in establishing and maintaining the Historic Garden at
the Butterfield Cottage, a part of the Seaside Historical Museum. “This
award for historic preservation is important and hasn't been awarded
for 10 years. We are very proud. The Garden at Butterfield Cottage
is being added to lists of suggested garden tours and with the
coming of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Celebration many people
will enjoy it,” said Joan Johnson, president.
club meets monthly at the Butterfield Cottage to do the necessary
chores involved in maintaining and planting the historic garden.
Earlier this year, the club received a grant from the Principal Financial
Group. The grant was established by National Garden Clubs Inc. to
enhance gardens at historic sites in communities across the nation.
are, from left, Ginny Love, director of the North Coast District
of the OSFGC, Nancy Berry, chairman of the Butterfield Cottage committee,
and Joan Johnson, president of the Sou’Wester Garden Club.