To the glory of God and in grateful appreciation of His manifold expressions of beauty, we, The Mountain Ivy Garden Club, proudly acknowledge our horticultural stewardship, and humbly seek, by faithful service and undeviating purpose, to be worthy of our ancestor conservationists, who preserved for posterity the myriad bounties of nature, and to emulate those early horticulturists, who through experiment and continued endeavor, increased and developed them.
Let us be ever mindful of our heritage, considering it a sacred duty to protect and conserve those natural resources so generously loaned to each of us for the infinitesimal span of a lifetime. Let us remember that the vision of beauty, the urge to create it, and its ultimate appreciation lie deep in the heart of everyone. And let us learn, O God, that only through increased knowledge and patient perseverance comes eventual success.
In our design for daily living and in our constant association with others, let us reflect the order, harmony, and loveliness of our gardens. And let us rejoice in the faithful recurrence of the seasons, knowing each brings its own abundant and diversified glory. So may we draw courage and inspiration, realizing that we all, in our individual spheres and according to the goal of horticultural achievement, now and forever, down through the ages.