Members of Gateway Garden Club travel To Frankfort
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This year is the 50th anniversary of Kentucky’s Floral Clock, the legacy of Governor Bert T. Combs and the Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc.

Members of the Gateway Garden Club, Judy Strubin and Kathy Dietrich, attended the 50th anniversary celebration May 4 in Frankfort. Over 200 garden club members from across the state attended the anniversary celebration.

Kentucky’s Floral Clock’s giant hands reside in a 100-ton planter packed with green, red and white flowers. Each hand weighs about a quarter-ton, and the clock’s face is 34 feet in diameter. The whole thing lies suspended over a scenic pool of water on the grounds of the State Capital Building, in the downtown area.

Lois Weinberg and Ann Wainscott were part of the ceremony. Lois is the daughter of Governor Combs, and Ann is the daughter of floral clock architect William C. Livingston Jr. Kentucky’s Jon Carloftis, world-renowned garden expert, was also recognized for his contributions to the Rose Garden refurbishment.

After the ceremony, garden club members gathered at the Rose Garden for photos and then proceeded to the Executive Mansion for a reception in honor of the members to the Garden Club of Kentucky, hosted by First Lady Jane Beshear.

The Garden Club of Kentucky, a member of the South Atlantic Region of the National Garden Clubs, was incorporated in 1931. A state meeting is held each spring. All members may attend the meetings that offer seminars and workshops.
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