Theme for 2015-2017
Pamela L. Dowd, President
Deep South Convention
Deep South Convention 2017
The Louisiana members are excited to welcome you to New Orleans and share what’s “Naturally New Orleans”.
We have the “Birds of a Feather” Flower Show on Sunday and Monday.
We also have the French Quarter Courtyard and Home Tour on Sunday which includes lunch and several private homes and courtyard gardens.
The programs in store will delight! We will learn about the Birds and Bees, Organic Gardening and Floral Designs. Have you ever wondered how the streets of New Orleans got their names? All of this, and a whole lot more. Vendor space is bright and close to all that is happening at Deep South.
Our host hotel is the Harrah’s Casino Hotel and, fear not, there is very little walking to get to all we have planned. For those folks who are registered with the Casino, I understand parking will be free if you spend 30 minutes a day in the Casino dropping pennies, quarters or maybe dollars in machines.
Do you or your members need to refresh or just want to go on a wonderful tour of New Orleans and its Gardens; If yes, sign up for the Tri Refresher Tour on Wednesday.
Good News Deep South Region has opened a bank account so all checks will be made directly to Deep South Garden Clubs INC.
We are still working on optional Guest and spouse tours, we are sure they will delight. So look for those in the near future.
Attention Club Presidents!
Racheff Road Trip
ROAD TRIP TO RACHEFF
Back by Popular Demand
Let’s all “hop on board the bus” again on December 2, 2016, for another fun-filled road trip to TFGC Headquarters, Ivan Racheff House and Gardens, in Knoxville. Everyone had such a great trip last year, and they all want to repeat the experience this year. We have exciting new plans for our day on the road to and from Racheff.
The main event for the day will be a Holiday Celebration, THE GREENS TEA, held annually as an open house and a ways and means project for Racheff. Lovely greenery items (wreaths, centerpieces, swags, etc.) along with wonderful holiday baked goods and candies will be for sale. These items are made by the Racheff Board of Governors members and members in District IV who so loyally look after our headquarters. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit TFGC Headquarters, partake in a beautifully served tea, experience interesting places along the way, enjoy good fellowship, and most importantly SUPPORT RACHEFF.
* Stonehaus Winery, Crossville – a quick stop for wine tasting and stocking up for the
Holidays @ 15% discount
*GREENS TEA at Racheff, Knoxville – Noon -3:00 P.M. EST
*Club LeConte, Knoxville – enjoy a late lunch at this exclusive private club high atop the
First TN Bank on the 27th floor; 360 degree breathtaking views to die for of the Smokies
(highest peak Mt. LeConte), downtown Knoxville and the TN River; enjoy fantastic cuisine
*Johnson Nursery & Garden Center, Cookeville – “Top 100 Garden Centers in USA”
Owner Sarah Johnson will present “What’s New in Holiday Decorations,” and there will
be time for Holiday Shopping @15% discount.
*Wine and Cheese Party on the way home.
This is not a ways and means project. The purpose of the “Road Trip to Racheff” is to transport our members to the “Greens Tea” and support Ivan Racheff House and Gardens.
DATE: DECEMBER 2, 2016
TOTAL COST: $75.00 ($50.00 for bus & $25.00 for lunch)
Included in cost are: Continental Breakfast on the way to Crossville, cost of lunch, Wine and Cheese Party on the way home, and comfortable, safe transportation. Betty Walker, TFGC Travel Ways and Means Chairman, has planned this great day for us. Please make your check to Betty Walker Tours and mail to Betty Walker, 909 Plateau Parkway, Nashville, TN 37205-1012 by NOVEMBER 15 DEADLINE. We must have a minimum of thirty-five people to fund the transportation. Please include the name of your garden club.
Nashville Pick Up----Leaving at 7:00 A.M., the Jewish Temple, 5015 Harding Road, Nashville, TN (next to Belle Meade Mansion—parking car for the day approved)
Lebanon Pick Up---Leaving at 7:45 A.M., Premium Outlets Mall, Outlet Village Boulevard, Lebanon, TN (coming from Nashville on I-40 E--Exit 238 to Hwy 231; mall on right)
Let’s start the Holiday Season off with a fun-filled “ROAD TRIP TO RACHEFF.”
LET’S SUPPORT RACHEFF!