The Garden Club was organized in June 1964, and has been "Growing, Showing, and Sharing" with the Deer Park Community with various ongoing projects since. Citizens may be familiar with its yards-of-the-month selections, home tours and plant sales, Easter baskets for those in need, scholarships for Deer Park High School seniors, and the Rose Garden at Dow Park. The club also participates in many other civic and community activities and projects, and works jointly with other organizations to assist in city beautification, improving and serving the community.
The Petal Pushers goal is to gain and share knowledge for its members’ gardens while finding friendships and having fun along the garden path, with emphasis on friendships and fun. The club has an eclectic lineup of guest speakers and topics this year such as Decorating with Pumpkins, Squash, and Gourds; Salvias for Every Garden; and Rain Water Harvesting, to name a few.
Membership is $20 a year which provides with access to activities and with a beautiful and informative yearbook. These dues are used to support community projects and services. The Petal Pushers Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. from September through May.