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Happy New Year to all our members, and visitors to the website!
May 2017 bring you health, happiness and lots of flowers

 

Garden Club of Bermuda donates to KBB


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

 

LLOYD WEBB PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

A FEW PLACES LEFT!

Sign up for this informative workshop on 21st January 2pm-4pm,Botanical Gardens (meet at Horticultural Hall)
Price $20.00
Signup: photogardenclubbermuda@gmail.com

Requirements: Must have a camera (no iphones or ipads)
Must enter a picture in the next GC photography competition

 

 

Our first General Meeting of 2017 produced a beautiful array of floral art, flower, vegetable and photo exhibits.  Below are entrants in the Decorated Gift Bag Floral Art class.  For more photos from our meeting please go to General Meetings

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 Calendar

December Christmas 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 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).

 

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: 16th January 2017

 

*Mrs. C. Vail (Higgi) Zuill