Knowing, Growing, Showing and Sharing
That has been the theme around which members of the Des Fleurs Garden Club have developed their place in the history of Oxford, Ohio. The club was founded in 1959, because a group of ladies wanted to make the city of Oxford beautiful while sharing their gardening experiences. Members are required to have a garden, participate in flower shows, to help with civic beautification and to attend meetings regularly.
Yearly events include a May Plant Sale and Auction, a Wreath Making Project and a Holiday Luncheon. Bi-annual events are a Flower Show and a Tour of Oxford Gardens. All events encourage members to work with flowers, whether it is digging and selling plants from overgrown gardens, collecting dried materials for the wreaths, learning the art of floral arrangements or creating gardens that are pleasing to the eye.
Encourage pride in home surroundings, explore the theory and practice of horticulture, promote environmental awareness and conservation, and to practice community service and beautification.