The Garden Club of Bermuda
Bermuda Charity No.354























"Sun kissed land and wave washed shores, Home of the lily and the rose" *

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April and May are some of the loveliest months in Bermuda: low humidity, cooler temperatures, with flowers and trees once again coming alive after the winter months.  We look forward to the Poinciana and Frangipani trees, Bouganvilleas, Oleanders and many, many more plants and trees that are gradually bursting into bloom for the summer months ahead, those beautiful and fragrant flowers that stay with us all summer long, and make our island of Bermuda such a special and unique place to both live in and visit.  It's been a busy April, and we are delighted to show you some of the events that have occurred recently in our busy Garden Club calendar:


Horticulture Outing: Steven Antonition's Orchid House. April 22nd, 2016

On April 22nd Garden Club members were treated to an impressive display of orchid plants in Steven Antonition's orchid house. Steven, who won Best Orchid In Show at the recent Agricultural Show, with impressive ingenuity made a purpose-built orchid house using wood and old windows (including Bermuda cedar windows) showing how recycled material can become a useful, delightfully quirky and ingenious way to house his hundreds of orchid plants; his interest having been piqued by his wife's present of three orchids some years ago.  More

The "Ag Show" 2016

A visit to the Floral Displays and interpretation by former Garden Club President Deanna Moss to His Excellency The Governor George Fergusson (far right), Minister Craig Cannonier (2nd left) and the driving force behind this year's independent show, Mr. David Lopes (far left)

For Garden Club members' displays go to Agricultural Exhibition

The Garden Club is thrilled to announce our Vice President Cindy Young's prestigious award at this year's Canada Blooms 2016!

Held in Toronto March 10th to 20th at the Enercare Center, the overall title of the show was "Let's Party".
The International Class that Cindy entered (representing the Garden Club of Bermuda) was entitled "Celebrate". 
Space allotted was 48"x48"x80" high, placed on a 4" riser. 
There were 10 entries.

Cindy won the overall gold and the Heather Fuller Award for Best International!

Cindy's award winning display


Our annual New Members' Tea was held on April 11th this year. 
Front row l-r: Louise Gibbons, Mariette Savoie, Nea Barker, Lori Sommer
Back row l-r: Sheila Semos, Michele Smith, Debbie Thorsteinson, Rebecca Brady, Alex Simmer, Marie Kent-Smith
Welcome everyone!


"Let's Grow a Pizza!" 

It's time for the second of the two pilot programs of the Bermuda Garden Club's Little Gardeners Program. This class will be "Let's Grow a Pizza" on Monday, May 19th at 1:30. We hope this time change will be better for our Little Gardeners and their parents. Deadline for registration is May 13th. $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Limited to twenty, 3 year olds with a parent or grandparent.  

We will be meeting in the Kitchen Garden at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens near the entrance to Masterworks. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can begin the class promptly at 1:30. Weather permitting, we will hold the entire class in the Kitchen Garden but we will move to Horticulture Hall if needed. Parents and or grandparents are required to stay for the hour long class. Please do not park on the grass! 

Our mission: To teach young children to observe, respect and delight in the natural world around them and to "plant the seeds" of understanding both the complexity and the joy of growing their own food. 

Our goals: To provide interactive exploration through garden walks, nature books, games, songs, crafts and foods in an hour class for 3 year olds and their parent or grandparent. And, to encourage membership, continued learning, and participation by parents and grandparents in the Bermuda Garden Club.

Our Annual Hat Competition took place on April 8th, 2016. 
Please go to our Annual Hat Competition page to see the results!



2016 Garden Club Photography Competition - "Celebrate Spring"

The photos and the results! 

During our April Meeting President Anna Fulton (left) presented KBB representative Sue Black with a cheque for $3,000 on behalf of The Garden Club of Bermuda in support of the work done by Keep Bermuda Beautiful, a former offshoot of the Garden Club


By kind permission of Lisa Greene at the Department of Conservation Services :

Bermuda Honey Plants
List of Plants that attract Birds
Host plants for butterflies and their caterpillars


Our new Avocado & Banana Recipes book is now available!  This book follows on the heels of the Garden Club's Lemon Recipe book; both make excellent hostess and travel gifts, and don't forget to pick one up for yourself!  Books are available from major bookstores, and from the Garden Club shop. 


Website updated: April 25th 2016


*Mrs. C. Vail (Higgi) Zuill