The Hollywood Garden Club was established to promote the preservation and beautification of the unique historic neighborhood located in the suburb of Homewood in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Garden Club brings members of the neighborhood together to help maintain the green spaces, now 13 in number as well as to assist other charitable needs in the area.
The primary fundraising event of the Garden Club is the biennial Historic Hollywood Tour of Homes, which supports neighborhood beautification and our historic neighborhood school, support Shades Cahaba Elementary.
In 1924, 26-year-old developer Clyde Nelson set out to fulfill his vision of a planned community of Spanish-style homes, fashionable at the time. His Hollywood Land Company paid $109,800 for land that would become "Birmingham's Master Subdivision." Nelson hired Harvard-trained landscape architect Rubee J. Pearse to design the 750-lot neighborhood, laying out roads, green spaces, lot lines, and house placement.
Nelson engaged Birmingham architect George P. Turner to design most original residences, including 60-80 Spanish homes and many of Tudor design.
Homewood, AL 35209