Plants of the coast redwood forest show their lushness to the world at the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show. Photo by Diana Fish.
Plants of the coast redwood forest show their lushness to the world at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show. Photo by Diana Fish.

This week, a redwood forest came alive at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show. Our partners, the Garden Club of America, celebrated their centennial with an lush exhibit featuring understory ferns and flowers of the coast redwood forest. Large translucent photographs of the redwood forest provided an idyllic glimpse into the woods and engraved redwood slices shared milestones of the Garden Club of America over the last 100 years. The exhibit received the Silver Gilt Medal, congratulations!

The Garden Club of America was founded in 1913 and has provided tremendous support for the redwoods. The Club began campaigning to protect California’s redwoods in the 1930’s and in 1934 dedicated a magnificent honor grove at Humboldt Redwoods State Park. If you didn’t make it to Chelsea this year to see the exhibit, go see the redwoods in the Garden Club of America Grove at Humboldt Redwoods State Park!

Former League President, Pete Dangermond, enjoys the Garden Club of America exhibit abroad. Photo by Diana Fish.
Former League President, Pete Dangermond, enjoys the Garden Club of America exhibit abroad. Photo by Diana Fish.

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About Emily Burns

Emily joined Save the Redwoods League as the Director of Science in 2010 after studying redwood forest ecology for seven years.


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