Alta Vista Garden Club was organized and became a Federated Garden Club in 1951. The stated purpose of the Club was to:
- Stimulate interest in and knowledge of the different forms of gardening, particularly our private gardens and general improvement of home grounds,
- Aid in the protection of native trees, plants and wildlife
- Promote general civic improvements in the city and its environs.
Over the years the Alta Vista Garden Club, which limits its membership to forty-four has contributed more than $60,000 for projects to enhance and beautify Prescott. Projects supported include:
- The Sharlot Hall Museum Rose Garden
- Landscaping at Love Field, Acker Park, Miller Valley School, Yavapai County complex at the rodeo grounds, the pond of the Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Yavapai Guidance Center, Prescott Fine Arts Association Gardens, Yavapai College Sculpture Gardens, Heritage Park Zoo, the YMCA building
- Planting trees at every public school in the Prescott area as well as the Salvation Army Worship Center, the VA Hospital, Memorial Park, and the Pioneer Home
- Planting specimen trees along Haisley Road to promote the use of Sunburst Locust
- “Operation Wildflower”, Lady Bird Johnson’s national roadway beautification program, was initiated in Arizona by member Mildred Lee and the club continued their donations of wildflower seeds to the Arizona Department of Transportation for many years
- Provide plants and gardening advice to new Habitat for Humanity homeowners
- Donating books about gardening, horticulture and flower arranging to the Prescott Public Library in memory of deceased members.
- Working with school children, help in planting vegetable gardens, providing tools and support and teaching how to cook and preserve these foods.
All these projects are made possible by the fundraising activities sponsored by the Alta Vista Garden Club. Our current major fundraising project is The Prescott Garden Tour which will be held next in June 6, 2020. For more information or to order tickets, click Garden Tour.