The Milford Garden Club Announces the ‘Garden of the Month’ for August, 2022

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Gary Rhodes, manager of Southern States in Milford, stands next to the Milford Garden Club Garden of the Month

Southern States at the intersection of Route 14 and Williamsville Road in Milford has been selected by the Beautification Committee of the Milford Garden Club as their August Garden of the Month. Each month the Club recognizes a property that exemplifies the purpose of the committee which is to recognize either a personal or commercial property that has created a special garden. The Southern States Garden borders their entire property and certainly meets this criterion and makes a most beautiful welcoming statement as you enter or exit Milford.

Gary Rhodes became the manager of Southern States in the nineties. He always thought it would be nice to have a mini–Longwood Gardens in southern Delaware and set his goal to make the entire corner property the most beautiful he could. An Indian Hawthorn hedge, impatience, false holly, and hydrangeas are just a few of plants that help make this property such a special one.

The Milford Garden Club’s Garden of the Month project is a way to recognize people in the community who have spent considerable time and energy on their gardens.  We are looking to inspire others to enhance their property with beautiful gardens and habitat.

The homeowner whose garden is selected gets recognition for their efforts and bragging rights.  We place a sign on the property for a month.

If someone thinks they are interested in joining the garden club they can email us at    [email protected]  and we will get back to them.  We have a brochure  to send out to people outlining our activities.  We are actually looking for new members and will be very welcoming.

To learn more about the Milford Garden Club or to recommend a garden to consider for ‘Garden of the Month’ contact us at:  [email protected]. Any garden in the Milford area is eligible.






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