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Welcome to the Holly Springs Garden Club. 

Located in Holly Springs, MS, we are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization who maintains, preserves and restores the historical mansion, Montrose.


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Montrose is a Greek Revival home built in 1858-1861 by Robert McGowan and his bride Margaret. Montrose is a completely restored, two-story, flanking-gable brick Greek Revival mansion, with a monumental tetrastyle portico and cast-iron Corinthian columns. Interior features include a spiral stairway, marble mantel pieces, a parquet entry floor, and ornate ceiling medallions. The home is completely furnished in late-1860s style. In 1981, Montrose was designated as a Mississippi Arboretum, with more than 50 labeled specimens of native trees on the grounds. The home now serves as a headquarters for the Holly Springs Garden Club and the town's annual Pilgrimage Tour of Homes. The home also serves as a rental site for weddings, receptions, and other events.

The home has stood the test of time and tragedy, a true testament to the work-worn hands that built her and the ones who lovingly care for her now.

Holly Springs Garden Club

The Holly Springs Garden Club, established in 1934, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that maintains, preserves and restores Montrose, a Historical Home & Event Venue built in 1858-1861 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Mrs. Minnie Johnson, the last homeowner of Montrose, was an honorary member of the Holly Springs Garden Club.  When Mrs. Johson died in 1956 at age 98, she left Montrose to the city of Holly Springs.  In 1958, the city leased the home to the Garden Club and has served as the Garden Club Headquarters since.

The Garden Club is made up of a local group of wonderful, hardworking ladies who dedicate much time and effort to Montrose.  Aside from Montrose serving as the Garden Club Headquarters, the Garden Club opens the home to the public as a wedding and events venue, along with hosting several events and fundraisers throughout the year, all in an effort to maintain, preserve and restore our beloved home. 

The funds raised help Garden Club to keep Montrose, better known by the ladies who care for her as "The Grand Ol' Gal," open year-round for guests from around the world, to educate those visitors about antebellum architecture and the history of those who built it. 


Interested in more information or booking a tour? 

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