THE GARDEN CLUB IS CURRENTLY
REVISING ITS WEBSITE AND AS SUCH THE WEBSITE WILL NOT BE UPDATED UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE BEAR WITH US UNTIL THE TRANSITION HAS
The Little Seedlings'
Cacti & Succulents event
held on Thursday February 2nd 2017 at the Botanical Gardens
was a great success!
Run by the Education & Conservation Committee
with a different theme each month
this programme has been designed to generate interest in gardening from
a young age.
The children love it!
For future events please see our calendar
AMERICA'S CUP 2017
Bermuda is the proud host of the 35th
America's Cup in 2017 which will take place 26th May to 27th June.
The America's Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport and
engenders huge worldwide publicity. Most of the teams taking part
are already based in Bermuda and can be seen regularly training in the
Great Sound - quite a sight. The Garden Club of Bermuda are
therefore excited to announce that they are planning a series of GARDEN
TOURS for both visitors and locals alike during this time. Details
are being worked out and will be posted once they are
available.....watch this space!
By kind permission of Lisa Greene, Bermuda
Department of Conservation Services, and the esteemed Dr. David
Wingate, former Bermuda Government Conservation Officer, we are
providing several excellent articles written by both on invasive species
in Bermuda and what to do about them. They are reproduced here for
your convenience, and can be downloaded.
Issue of Native Versus Introduced, Naturalized and Invasive Flora in our
Parks, Gardens and Nature Reserves
How to Resolve the Problems with a Minimum of Effort
Removing Invasive Brasil Pepper from the Garden
Balloon Vine genus Cardiospermum
Casuarina:How our perception of it
has changed from ideal tree for re-forestation
in the 1950s to problem invasive in the 21st Century
In addition there will be a Garden
Management workshop held by the Department of Conservation Services
on Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th. Interested
persons should contact
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Also of interest:
of Environment and Natural Resources: An illustrated guide for
Bermuda’s indigenous and invasive plants. Here you will be able to
read and/or download the 42MB document:
also a copy of this guide available in the Garden Club's
Garden Club of Bermuda donates
Garden Club President Anna Fulton
presenting a $5,000 cheque to Anne Hyde of Keep Bermuda Beautiful
Anna Fulton presented a cheque to Anne Hyde of Keep Bermuda Beautiful at
the Garden Club's January General Meeting. She said “The Garden
Club is pleased to make a donation to KBB in support of KBB’s endeavour
to work alongside the America’s Cup event this summer. Our $5,000
donation will assist KBB executive director, Anne Hyde, in ensuring that
there is training for the sustainability volunteers in the First Mates
programme in partnership with ACBDA and ACEA. Ms Fulton added:
“Our club has shared a longtime relationship with KBB, which it
considers part of its offspring. This partnership includes Garden Club
man-hours usually given for a specific cleanup event. Most recently a
small group of our members volunteered to clean up an area of the
International Marathon Race Weekend.” (see photo below). Ms Hyde
said: “I am very happy to receive this sponsorship so that I can devote
time during the America’s Cup to assist with training First Mate
volunteers on the environmental sustainability measures that the Event
Authority are putting into place.”
For the past few years Garden Club members
have answered the call by KBB for litter cleanup prior to the Bermuda
Marathon Weekend. This year the cleanup took place along Palmetto
Road from North Shore to Dock Hill.
Cleaning Up: Anna Fulton (Garden Club
President) Sue Black, Sylvia Outerbridge and Cathy Cattell
We have (and have had) an exciting array
of speakers for our General Meetings this year!
Some details follow, you can also refer to our
Meeting: Mary Huntoon visited our shores in December. She is a judge and demonstrator from GCA and NGC
of America (Garden Club of America & Nat’l Garden Club) – she
demonstrated seasonal table centers using local palm spathes. She
also held two workshops: one on Basic Modern Design and the other on
making a Christmas Table Decoration, the results of which can be seen
above! Please go to our
General Meetings page for more photos.
January – Short
presentations by: KBB (Anne Hyde), Smith Garden (Betsy Mowbray), Gov’t
House Children’s Garden (Anna Fulton) and Little
Seedlings by Jill Lamneck.
February – Speaker
Nanako Tingleaf, an Ikenobo demonstrator from Houston, TX. She
will be demonstrating at our Feb. meeting and doing an Ikebana workshop
the next day. The Garden Club will be holding this in consultation
with Shibui International, Bermuda – the local arm of Ikebana
International. Local contact is Carol Sims.
March – Gordon
Hayward and his wife Mary will visit from Vermont, USA to do a
talk on “The Inevitable Garden” and (to be confirmed) a workshop the
April – Jenny Rose
Carey, Senior Director from PHS Meadowbrook Farm in Abington, PA spseak
about the PHS and its gardens and programs. (PHS is the Pennsylvania
Horticultural Society, which hosts the Philadelphia Flower Show each
Calling all gardeners!
A new local company has opened up selling sun protection for
delicate (and not so delicate) skin such as sunhats, sunscreen,
children's clothing and more. Click on the link for details:
kissed land and wave washed shores, Home of the lily and the rose" *
If you are visiting or
resident on the island and would like to come along to our meetings,
let us know, we would love to see you.
You can also visit some of our unique Bermuda gardens -
Website updated: 8th February 2017.
C. Vail (Higgi) Zuill