Board of Governors
“The Garden Club of North Carolina adopted The Elizabethan Gardens as a project in 1951, on August 18, 1960 The Gardens were formally opened.”
MISSION STATEMENT: For every generation, The Elizabethan Gardens is your gateway to our unique nature and history through education and experiences, to learn, enrich, sustain, and enjoy the environment.
The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors determines policies and sets goals aimed at improving The Elizabethan Gardens as outlined in the bylaws. As the policy forming branch, The Board of Governors:
- Directs the general operations and ensures the mission of The Elizabethan Gardens is carried out.
- Determines the course of action and sets the long-term agenda for The Elizabethan Gardens.
- Authorizes the program of work and approves The Elizabethan Gardens’ budget.
- Hears and acts on committee recommendations as required.
2020-2021 BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Linda Davenport, President
Gail Reynolds , Vice-President
Betsy Brown, Secretary
Jaye Massecar, Treasurer
Brenda Crocker, Garden Club of North Carolina President
Curnutte, Carl Executive Director
Neil C. Songer
Patti Hutaff – Member Emeritus
The Elizabethan Gardens Chairman/Trustees/Board List 1951-Present
The Elizabethan Gardens Committee, Chairmen
1951-54 Mrs. James Tyler, Kinston
1954-55 Mrs. Glenn Long
1955-57 Mrs. Roy Homewood
1957-64 Mrs. Corbett Howard, Goldsboro
The Elizabethan Gardens Trustees, Board Chair
1958-59 Mrs. H.R. Totten, Chapel Hill
1959-64 Mrs. J.R. Bennett
1964-66 Mrs. Corbett Howard, Goldsboro
1966-67 Mrs. James Tyler, Kinston
1967-70 Mrs. Roscoe McMillan, Red Springs
The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors, Board Chair/President
1970-74 Mrs. Roscoe McMillan, Red Springs
1974-97 Mrs. W. Marion Odom, Ahoskie (Marie)
1997-99 Dr. Myrtle Swain, Wilson
1999-2003 Mrs. Harry B. Schiffman, Manteo (Lila)
2003-2005 Mrs. Lois Hicks
2005-2008 Mrs. Patsy Zoll, Manteo
2008-2010 Mrs. June Bell, Manteo
2010-2014 Mrs. Penny Rose, Ahoskie
2014-2016 Mrs. Sandra Snapp, Chocowinity
2016-2017 Mrs. Lou Ellen Flowers, Goldsboro
2017- present Mrs. Linda Davenport, Washington