St. George in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Gardenersí Club Hall
The Gardenersí Club was organized in 1865, Joseph E. Johnson, the clubís first president, was a powerful force in the development of horticulture and floraculture in Dixie. In his newspaper, “The Pomologist” he passed on to the public his extensive knowledge of horticulture. He also demonstrated that knowledge on his own St. George property, which included must of the block on which the Gardenersí Club Hall and the Brigham Young Home stand. There he created a veritable “Eden” in the desert, cultivating trees, vines, and flowers and operating his nursery business. Through the Gardenerís Club, Joseph Johnson, along with other horticulture experts such as Walter E. Dodge and Luther Hemenway, spearheaded a movement which went forward until the Dixie area abounded in lovely orchards, vineyards, and gardens.
Erected 1994 by Sons of Utah Pioneers.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 37° 6.572′ N, 113° 34.984′ W. Marker is in St. George, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from St. George Boulevard. Touch for map. It is in park next to Zionís Bank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 E. St. George Boulevard, Saint George UT 84770, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. George Social Hall “Opera House” (here, next to this marker); Brigham Young Home (a few steps from this marker); And the Desert Shall Blossom (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Erastus Snow's Big House (a few steps from this marker); The Woodward School (a few steps from this marker); Dixie Academy (a few steps from this marker); St. George Temple (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. George.
Categories. • Agriculture • Horticulture & Forestry • Notable Buildings •
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