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
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)
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
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: 16th January 2017
C. Vail (Higgi) Zuill