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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! 

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NOTE:  DROP OFF TIME FOR THIS GARDEN CLUB YEAR'S GENERAL MEETINGS FOR THE FLOWER AND FOLIAGE BENCH WILL BE THURSDAY AFTERNOON 1-4PM JUDGING AT 4.30PM.  WITH THE EXCEPTION OF: ROSES, DAY LILIES, HIBISCUS, PASSION FLOWERS, APOSTLE LILY AND ANY OTHER ONE DAY LASTING BLOOM. THEY MAY BE DROPPED OFF AT HORTICULTURAL HALL ON FRIDAY BEFORE 9AM AND WILL BE JUDGED AT THAT TIME.

DROP OFF TIME FOR THE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE BENCH WILL ALSO BE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON 1-4PM WITH JUDGING AT 4.30.

PHOTOGRAPHS TO BE SUBMITTED TO HORTICULTURAL HALL BETWEEN 1 PM and 3.30 PM.

The changed procedure for submission of plants is a trial for the rest of the Garden Club year (ending in May).

 

March 9th General Meeting Speaker: The Reverend Christopher Colledge will be visiting Bermuda and will talk to us about "Bournemouth in Bloom" of which he is Chairman, and "Britain in Bloom".

April's meeting on Friday 13th will be held at Aberfeldy Nurseries and will include our Annual Hat Competition. Speaker: Dawn Yaxley "Spring Container Gardens".  Please refer to our Annual Hat Competition page for a taste of things to come! (No benches this month).

The Horticultural Division will be holding a 'Pot Party' on Friday, March 16th, in preparation for our Plant Sale on Sat April 28th.  Sign up sheet at our March meeting.

Little Seedlings will have a tour of Tucker's Goat Farm on March 1st, and a guest who will show how to grow pineapples!

 

Plant Sale in late April, 2018 – workshops Tuesday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 pm will resume at Ian & Felicite Davidson’s slat house on Tuesday, January 16th. 

 If you wish to help plant for our forthcoming Plant Sale scheduled for April next year please let Cindy Young know.

 

Please refer to our Calendar of Events (below) for future events

 

Finally, please have a look at our Facebook page (or at the foot of this page for a selection) for wonderful photos of three of our Garden Club members' exciting floral trip to India!

 

An important situation has arisen regarding the use of Bermuda's Parklands and consequently The Garden Club of Bermuda has released the following statement :

STATEMENT & OBJECTION FROM THE GARDEN CLUB OF BERMUDA

It is with grave concern that the Garden Club of Bermuda strongly objects to the proposal for the change of use to the Railway Trail Park, Fort Scaur and Hog Bay Park to allow all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) free access to some of Bermuda's most magnificent protected parklands. The Garden Club commends Government’s public consultation on this matter and implores Government to deny permission for this misuse of our valuable protected parklands.

According to Gov.bm PATI Information Statement, the Department of Parks is tasked to manage such protected areas according to the National Parks Act 1986, specifically:

“The protected areas are to be managed in a manner that protects, maintains and enhances the natural and historic values of the protected areas for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations; and to regulate the use of such protected areas so as to ensure that the environmental, social and economic benefits deriving from the areas are sustained.” 

The National Parks Act was created for the protection of open spaces, free of commercial development, for use by locals and tourists to enjoy the peace and quiet of parklands, for walking your dog, communing with nature and protecting wildlife and local flora.

It would be a travesty to see Bermuda’s parklands destroyed in the name of “Eco-tourism”.

The detrimental impact to the parklands would be massive and would include:

  • Trail degradation through soil erosion, compacting and runoff
  • Loss of plant life
  • Noise intrusion destroying the solitude of the natural settings
  • Nest desertion of birds impacting bird watchers
  • Safety of non ATV users
  • Destroying the natural experience and enjoyment of regular park users which may lead to a reduced usage of the parklands
  • Setting a precedent for future use of ATVs throughout the Island, and residents may consider they have the right to import their own ATVs to use on these parklands as well.

Bermuda’s parklands have been well served by the regulations of the National Parks Act 1986 for more than 30 years. The Garden Club of Bermuda would fully support the Government of Bermuda upholding the guiding principles of this Act to deny the proposal for the change of use to the Railway Trail Park, Fort Scaur and Hog Bay Park.

A wonderful historical article from The Bermudian magazine, written by Elizabeth Jones in June 2011, goes back to 1617 and the rich history of Hog Bay Park.  Please click on the link to access http://www.thebermudian.com/features/543-hog-bay-park

Update:  The time for objection online has now expired however you can still make your voice heard by contacting the relevant Government department.  We are anxiously awaiting a response from the Government department responsible.

 

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The Garden Club of Bermuda
P.O. Box HM 1141
Hamilton HM EX
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Cindy Young, President,
Email: cy3661@gmail.com
Tel: 295 3661

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General Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month, October through May at 10.30 am - see website for address details and date confirmation. There are regular floral workshops, garden workshops, competitive bench exhibits and an annual fund-raising event.
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The Garden Club of Bermuda added 8 new photos.Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 4:52am
After tea we were given a wonderful talk about Gota work, which is the intricate sewing of gold, silver, copper, and rose gold threads in various forms on clothing. There were two models who were in unique beautiful sarees with two forms of this beautiful handmade work. One of the dresses took one month to complete, 20 ladies working on it!!!
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The Garden Club of Bermuda added 11 new photos.Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 4:47am
Later this afternoon we had high tea at the Faluknama Palace, which is one of the 35 palaces in the area still privately owned, and now a very high end hotel. It is perched very high on a peak and upside the Old City, with incredible views in all directions. Guests are bright from the gate to the hotel in horse drawn carriages, and then rose petals are tossed over the upper balcony to the stairs below, as you make your way up to register.
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The Garden Club of Bermuda added 13 new photos.Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 4:41am
Our second stop today was the Chowmahalla Palace, with fabulous stonework inside and out.
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The Garden Club of Bermuda added 14 new photos.Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 4:34am
Today, Tuesday in Hyderabad, was another long hot one. We were taken by bus down into the Old City area to visit Charminar, which is considered the Centre of the city. It is under restoration at the moment, with one of the four minarets completed. We had a considerable walk through some tight streets of vendors selling everything from limes to bangles, to men’s wedding jackets, to shoes, very glitzy outfits and the list goes on. This is a more Islamic part of the city, so we were more modestly dressed, and limited on our use of cameras.
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The Garden Club of Bermuda added 14 new photos — with Anna Fulton.Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 3:31am
A long but wonderful day today at a craft village preceded by a traditional lunch on a banana leaf “plate” in a local banquet hall. A little retail therapy was good.

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