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Garden Club makes $10,000 donation to National Trust

Pictured from left are Rosemary Holmes, the Garden club of Bermuda’s 100th Anniversary co-chair, Jackie Robinson, Bermuda National Trust’s gardens manager, Karen Border, BNT executive director, Randolph Joynes, BNT property manager and Jan Macdonald, garden club president. Missing from the photograph is Denise Ribaroff, a garden club representative who has been very involved in the restoration of Verdmont. (Photograph courtesy of Dexter Flood)

Planning renovations at the historic home of Verdmont will benefit from enhancements thanks to a $10,000 donation from The Garden Club of Bermuda.

The donation was made to the Bermuda National Trust museum and gardens as part of the Garden Club’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

Karen Border, executive director for the BNT, described Verdmont as “a national treasure of Bermuda's built heritage”.

She said: “Like all old buildings, it costs a lot to maintain and keep open for the enjoyment and education of Bermuda residents and visitors, so we are deeply appreciative of their support.

“On behalf of the Trust, I offer warm congratulations to the Garden Club on their 100th anniversary and look forward to continuing the excellent relationship between our two organisations.”

Jan Macdonald, president of The Garden Club of Bermuda, added: “We feel it is an extremely worthwhile project and we are delighted to support it with a gift of $10,000.”

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Published July 20, 2021 at 11:33 am (Updated July 20, 2021 at 9:18 pm)

Garden Club makes $10,000 donation to National Trust

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