General Meetings

September 18

“laude Monet and His Gardens at Giverny” Martha A. Chiarchiaro

9:30 a.m.

Whiton Room, Library

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September 18

“laude Monet and His Gardens at Giverny” Martha A. Chiarchiaro

For more than 30 years, Monet cultivated his gardens at Giverny, which served as his artistic inspiration. From water lilies to his Japanese Bridge, paintings from his garden became icons of Impressionism. We’ll explore the development of Monet’s gardens and the changes taking place in the paintings he created throughout the decades

9:30 a.m.

Whiton Room, Library

October 16

"The Savory Herbal Kitchen" Betsy Williams

9:30 A.M.

Whiton Room, Library

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October 16

"The Savory Herbal Kitchen" Betsy Williams

Betsy Williams is a life long gardener, herb grower, teacher, and delightful lecturer.  She will present The Savory Herbal Kitchen, a program with tips on how to use, store and freeze your herbs. There will be recipes shared and an opportunity to taste some of her herbal treats. Do not miss the rosemary walnuts.

9:30 A.M.

Whiton Room, Library

November 20

"Holiday Floral Arrangements” Sarah Boynton & Ellen Garrow

9:30 a.m.

Whiton Room, Library

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November 20

"Holiday Floral Arrangements” Sarah Boynton & Ellen Garrow

Special mechanics make decorating for the holidays a snap. Our own Sarah Boynton and Ellen Garrow will show you what is new in mechanics, materials and design. Tips on conditioning flowers and greens will be covered. Be in- spired to make your holidays a fun filled floral adventure without floral stress!  

9:30 a.m.

Whiton Room, Library

December 12

Holiday Luncheon

11:00 a.m.

Lightkeepers' Cottage, Lighthouse Lane, Cohasset

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December 12

Holiday Luncheon

Gather and relax with old and new friends and enjoy special catered treats at our annual Holiday Luncheon!

11:00 a.m.

Lightkeepers' Cottage, Lighthouse Lane, Cohasset

January 15

"Designing Edible Centerpieces" Lou Greenstein

9:30 a.m.

Whiton Room, Library

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January 15

"Designing Edible Centerpieces" Lou Greenstein

Do you have an artistic flair and a love for great food? Lou Greenstein can show you how to indulge both passions at once by designing edible centerpieces to delight your guests.  

Lou has a 48-year career in the food service industry that includes directing auxiliary services for a university to being a TV chef. In his retirement he has developed a series of lectures for garden clubs demonstrating techniques, using carved vegetables and fruit in centerpieces. 

9:30 a.m.

Whiton Room, Library

February 26

“ The Magic of a Winter Garden” Joann Butler and Jana Milbocker

9:30 a.m.

Whiton Room, Library

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February 26

“ The Magic of a Winter Garden” Joann Butler and Jana Milbocker

The garden can be a magical place – even in the winter! Stripped of summer foliage and flowers, the success of a winter garden lies in its structure, basic design, and choice of plant material. This richly illustrated lecture provides inspiration and tips on designing your garden for winter interest. The lecturers will discuss choosing the best trees, scrubs, and perennials, and grouping them to create arresting vignettes.

9:30 a.m.

Whiton Room, Library

March 18

"Your Body and the Garden" Susan Guest

9:30 a.m.

Whiton Room, Library

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March 18

"Your Body and the Garden" Susan Guest

This presentation will get you moving into better health and enjoying your garden more. Gardening can be demanding on the body with raking, digging, bending, pushing, and pulling. Yet when gardening is done correctly with adaptive tools and methods it can be safe and pleasing for the body, mind, and spirit.accessible green spaces designed to restore and nurture the body and spirit. 

9:30 a.m.

Whiton Room, Library

April 15

"Landscape Solutions" Tom Strangfeld

Evening Program 6:00 - 9:00

Whiton Room, Library

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April 15

"Landscape Solutions" Tom Strangfeld

Your front yard is the first room your guests enter. Tom Strangfeld will show us some history, theory and design of the residential landscape, with examples of the good and the not so good. The goal? To help us design the outside of our homes in the same way we design the inside. Spaces to enjoy, to live in. Much more than just lawn to mow and shrubs to shear.

Evening Program 6:00 - 9:00

Whiton Room, Library

May 20

Jaw Dropping, Traffic-Stopping, “Get the Neighbors Talking”, Containers Deborah Trickett

9:30 a.m.

Whiton Room, Library

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May 20

Jaw Dropping, Traffic-Stopping, “Get the Neighbors Talking”, Containers Deborah Trickett

Join award winning container garden designer Deborah Trickett as she shows us how to take our container gardens from “blah to aaah”. She’ll start with the basics, including appropriate containers, soil mixes, and plant choices for different site conditions. She will then proceed to new and unusual plant material and uncommon container choices.

9:30 a.m.

Whiton Room, Library

June 17

Annual Meeting & Luncheon

TBA

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June 17

Annual Meeting & Luncheon

TBA

Meetings/Deadlines

Board Meetings

All Board Meetings Start at 10:00 A.M.

Fearing Room, Library

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Board Meetings

September 4      

October 2

November 6

No meeting in December

January 8

February 5 

March 4 

April 1 

May 6 

June 3

All Board Meetings Start at 10:00 A.M.

Fearing Room, Library

Clippings Deadlines

Send to Carolyn Clark clark.carolyn@verizon.net

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Clippings Deadlines

December 13 for the January 2020 issue

June 12 for the July 2020 issue

Send to Carolyn Clark clark.carolyn@verizon.net

Field Trips

October 10

Castle Hill The Crane Estate House & Grounds

8:15 A.M. Departure Resurrection Church 10:30 A.M. tour

Ipswich, MA

October 10

Castle Hill The Crane Estate House & Grounds

8:15 A.M. Departure Resurrection Church 10:30 A.M. tour

Ipswich, MA

November 8

deCordova Sculpture Park

8:30 A.M. Departure Resurrection Church 10:00 A.M Tour

Newport, RI

November 8

deCordova Sculpture Park

8:30 A.M. Departure Resurrection Church 10:00 A.M Tour

Newport, RI

May 28

Long Hill - House & Garden

8:30 A.M. Departure Resurrection Church

Johnson, RI

May 28

Long Hill - House & Garden

8:30 A.M. Departure Resurrection Church

Johnson, RI

Workshops

October 9

Floral Arranging Workshop

9:00 A.M.

Meet at Trader Joe's

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October 9

Floral Arranging Workshop

Erin Bradley will present a workshop on basic floral arranging. Erin will dem- onstrate how to choose grocery store flowers and turn them into a beautiful Fall arrangement for your home or for a gift. Erin will meet those interested at Trader Joe's at 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 9th. She will give guidance in choosing flowers. Then everyone will proceed to the Fearing room at the Li- brary to assemble. Please bring the container that you want to use, cutting shears, and oasis.

9:00 A.M.

Meet at Trader Joe's

November 15

Senior Floral Workshop

11:00 A.M. - 10pm

Allerton House at Harbor Park, 15 Condito Road

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November 15

Senior Floral Workshop

Garden Club members will meet at Allerton House assisted living center towork with residents in creating a “Horn of Plenty” floral arrangement for eachperson to complete and keep in their living space. Materials and supplies pro- vided by the Garden Club. A wonderful opportunity to build friendships and enhance the day for residents.

11:00 A.M. - 10pm

Allerton House at Harbor Park, 15 Condito Road

January 30

Holiday Wreath Workshop

TBD

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January 30

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Time to freshen up the front door and say goodbye to your holiday decorations. This hands-on workshop will focus on reworking your holiday wreath or creat- ing something entirely new using natural materials and fresh ribbon with an abundance of inspiration to guide even the most creatively challenged. Bring your tired holiday wreath or start fresh with a new one as we share our creative vision and demonstrate how to rework, design, and build a stunning new win- ter interest wreath using natural materials.

Everyone will go home with a new creation.

TBD

April 8

Spring Willow Wreath/Container Workshop

TBD

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April 8

Spring Willow Wreath/Container Workshop

Join us and learn how to create your own willow wreath or container center- piece using spring materials. After a long winter it is the perfect excuse to freshen up your home with a touch of spring. Our workshop will start with a stunning visual presentation of unique spring floral designs, followed by a demonstration breaking down the basics of creating your own personal work of art including moss, sticks, feathers, eggs, and spring flowers. We will include both natural and faux ingredients to construct a beautiful, fresh centerpiece or wreath for your home. Additional details to follow.

TBD

May 13

Spring Container Workshop

TBD

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May 13

Spring Container Workshop

Now that Spring is officially here it’s time to get out your green thumbs andmake some beautiful containers! Container gardening is the perfect way to create and maintain a small garden wherever you want it. Our very own master gardener, Lisa Berkin, will share some great recipes for colorful combinations and provide step by step instructions with several flower choices. We supply all of the ingredients - you bring a container and the sunshine.

TBD

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