A Little About Us
The Garden Club of Bermuda was started in 1921 to stimulate interest in horticulture, floral design and related subjects, and to aid in the conservation of natural resources of the Island. To this end its members work hard to raise money for horticultural and environmental scholarships, and to support the local environmental community, whilst having fun along the way!
Off to Bournemouth
l/r Roger Paris, Leric Lightbourne, Shalae Johnston, Troy Watson, Kacy Greene
A message from our President Cindy Young on Tuesday, 16th July 2018:
Today was a good day for The Garden Club of Bermuda. This morning we were part of a Press Conference with the Minister, the Hon. David Burch; highlighting the Skills Development Program's four students who are leaving for the UK tomorrow night. These four, Shalae Johnston, Troy Watson, Kacy Green and Leric Lightbourn will be traveling with Roger Paris to Bournemouth to spend three weeks learning new skills, helping with their Bournemouth in Bloom project and gaining invaluable knowledge to take them further forward - all thanks to this wonderful program that we are pleased to sponsor and administer.
Cindy gave a short talk about the program at the press conference and each of the four participants were able to speak to their appreciation, their aims and their skills. We are very proud of them. Roger Paris was also able to explain their decision as to which students would participate in the program and how they were chosen.
We are extremely thankful to the Rev. Christopher Colledge who came and spoke to GC about Bournemouth in Bloom this past winter and who would have thought that, as a result of his visit to the Island, these young people are able to go to Bournemouth and be exposed to another culture, learn some new techniques and absorb as much as they can from this amazing opportunity.
The Garden Club was also presented with a lovely painting - done by Shalae Johnston - as a big thank you for our participation to the Skills Development Program. I attach a photo of her lovely painting - which is now hanging in my living room!!
Please click on the link to access the press conference, and for photos http://bernews.com/2018/07/live-video-minister-burch-press-conference/
A group from the Wilmington Garden Club in the U.S. visited Bermuda in May and were hosted by The Garden Club of Bermuda. They had a garden-packed visit and were also treated to lunches and dinners hosted by our very generous Garden Club members. By all accounts they had a wonderful time!
Our AGM and prizegiving meeting was held on Friday 11th May and is the final meeting before the summer recess. We wish all our Garden Club members and website readers happy gardening, and a wonderful summer!
The Government House School Gardens' programme culminated in a cookout before the summer recess. Please see School Gardens for more information
THE GARDEN CLUB OF BERMUDA'S PLANT SALE was held on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 in the Slathouse of the Botanical Gardens, Paget. Beautiful roses, herbs, shrubs and trees, flowering plants such as geraniums, cala lilies, day lilies, Bird of Paradise, artemisia, as well as succulents, bamboo palms and much more were available for purchase. The sale was a resounding success, and our annual scholarship fund will be the richer for it! Many thanks to all who worked so hard to make this event a success.
April's General Meeting on Friday 13th was held in Aberfeldy Nurseries' huge glasshouse and included our Annual Hat Competition. Our speaker was Aberfeldy horticulturalist Dawn Yaxley.
Please refer to our Calendar of Events (below) for future events.