Village Community Projects

Project 2000

As recommended by the Garden Club of America, each member club undertook a special project in celebration of the millennium. The Southampton Garden Club’s project was to enhance and beautify the gardens at the Southampton Historical Museum. With the help of a landscape designer, and in partnership with the museum director, the Club adopted a plan for a more inviting entrance, a new fountain, and seating areas for visitors. New plantings included additional trees, as well as the areas around the foundation of the house itself and around existing trees. The intent was to bring more attention to the museum by enhancing the surrounding grounds.

Billy’s Garden, a garden in memory of the brother of a former SGC president, became the focus of the entrance to the museum.