Village Community Projects

Centennial Tree Project

The Southampton Garden Club’s project was the revitalization of  a former garden on Village property located between Windmill Lane and Nugent Street. The garden was overgrown with weeds, full of trash and in urgent need of renovation.  With unanimous approval of the Southampton Village Board of Trustees, a ground­breaking ceremony was held on April 28, 2012.  

The committee chose ‘Kwanzan’ cherry trees and planted them as a focal point to the site. The garden was planned for a succession of bloom. The SGC partnered with the Village and adjacent bank to install irrigation and the Horticultural Society of Southampton, which donated most of the shrubs.

In October 2012, SGC members gathered and planted approximately 2,000 daffodils and 2,000 grape hyacinths in the garden. On April 20, 2013, with the daffodils in full glory, a dedication ceremony took place and a beautiful plaque was installed which reads: “The Southampton Garden Club, a member of The Garden Club of America, 1913-2013, Centennial Tree Project.”