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The next General Meeting of the Garden Club takes place next Friday, December 9th.
This will be our Christmas meeting: a fun, social occasion, plenty to eat and drink (please contribute if you can) and a demonstration from overseas floral artist Mary Huntoon on Christmas arrangements, to be raffled.  Don't miss it!

We have an exciting array of speakers  for our General Meetings this year!
Some details follow, you can also refer to our Calendar

December Christmas Meeting: Mary Huntoon is a judge and demonstrator from GCA and NGC of America (Garden Club of America & Nat’l Garden Club) – she will be demonstrating seasonal table centers using local palm spathes. 

January – Short presentations by: KBB (Anne Hyde), Smith Garden (Betsy Mowbray), Gov’t House Children’s Garden (Anna Fulton) and (to be confirmed) 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 following day. 

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 year).

HORTICULTURAL DIVISION TOUR OF BERMYFRESH
NOVEMBER 18TH 2016

Members of the Garden Club of Bermuda were treated to a tour of the Bermyfresh facility in Southampton on November 18th.  The facility grows all kinds of microgreens including fennel, cilantro, pea shoots and many, many more.  The tour included a fascinating insight into mushroom growing and an animated talk with their smokehouse chef.  Members were able to purchase many items at the end of the tour which included pesto, smoked cheeses, meat and fish, salad greens and microgreens, salad dressings and much more.  www.bermyfresh.com for more information on these excellent products.  Congratulations to Scott Tucker and Marty Hatfield on producing quality local products for the Bermuda market, thus cutting down on the environmental impact of importing from overseas.  And next on the list which will be of interest to Garden Club members is their own special blend of mushroom compost!

 

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR!

The very successful and popular "Little Seedlings" programme (see Calendar for future events) for 3 and 4 year olds devised by Jill Lamneck and the Education & Conservation team held their second event of this Garden Club year with "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", held in the Botanical Gardens on November 3rd. As you can see, the little ones had such fun with their caterpillar necklaces, treats, actually seeing caterpillars and..........

.........Little Will, who got to take home a caterpillar witnessed its hatching into a beautiful Monarch butterfly!  Thank you Jill for inspiring these youngsters!

Lisa Greene spoke at our General Meeting on Thursday, November 10th  on “Invasives in the Garden – why they matter and what to do about them”.  David Wingate was also in attendance to help answer any questions. This was a most informative presentation, and we will be posting helpful tips on the subject shortly.

 


A new board will be on display at our General Meetings showing activities for the month

 

Floral Art Workshop October 7th, 2016 - Propagation with George Ogden

 

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: http://soltrino.com/shop-main/

 

 

"Sun 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, please let us know, we would love to see you.  You can also visit some of our unique Bermuda gardens - see here     

 

Website updated: 5th December 2016

 

*Mrs. C. Vail (Higgi) Zuill