One of the great attributes of the parish has been its grounds. It has always prided itself on its park like qualities and well kept gardens. This has been the case since the first building was completed. Under the careful supervision of Father Zwisler, parishioners created a place of beauty whose stated goal was to add to the value of life as well as property values in West Akron.
Father Zwisler had a deep love of flowers and gardening, which was shared with many those in the parish. To that end, the Sanctuary Society established the Little Flower Garden Club. The roots of devotion to St. Therese Little Flower reach back to the beginning of the parish and so it was fitting that this Club be named in her honor.
The primary purpose of the garden club was to take over the responsibility of presenting the yearly flower show which was an important event for the whole city. Specimens of flowers and vegetables and arrangements in various categories were judged by respected horticulturists and florists with prizes awarded.