The Garden Club of
The Smith Garden in St. George's
This tiny garden just off Barber’s Alley was designed by one of our members, Evelyn Young, and created by Garden Club members as our gift to St. George’s when it acquired World Heritage Status some years ago. We have been looking after it ever since. Above is Garden Club member Betsey Mowbray planting a section of the garden. Any Garden Club members who would like to help out for an hour every six weeks can contact email@example.com
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 2015
Members of the Garden Club were once more busy on June 11th, 2015 with preparations for the Queen's Birthday party at Government House. This is one example of the beautiful arrangements which were on display, more can be found on our Facebook page.
Garden Club pots up for KPMG's Green Initiative
Earlier this month The Garden Club was asked if it would supply desk plants, handed to the first 50 KPMG employees to arrive at work, as part of KPMG's Green Initiative. KPMG Bermuda believes that sustainable communities are directly tied to how well we live in our environment. The KPMG Green Committee has a number of annual initiatives and goals which are supported by lunch & learns, quizzes, posters, audits (eg waste and paper usage) and quarterly giveaways. This year they started a Tip of the Month with February being “Improve your indoor air quality with plants and by keeping your home and office well ventilated”. President Susan Conyers and a small group took on the project, the results of which can be seen above. The project was hailed a success, so much so that KPMG are planning to repeat it. A donation by KPMG was made which will be applied to our annual Scholarships, and Community activities.
Keep Bermuda Beautiful!
The Garden Club of Bermuda has donated $10,000 to this year's Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) fundraising drive. KBB was originally an offshoot of The Garden Club, and they are delighted to be able to support this very worthwhile organisation. The presentation was made at our January 2015 General Meeting.
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 2014
On June 13th 2014 The Garden Club's talented flower arrangers were hard at work preparing for the Governor's cocktail party to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 87th birthday at Government House. Below are some of these arrangements (some in progress) and their creators on a hot summer's morning!
The Queen's Birthday
Floral Arrangements by members of The Garden Club of Bermuda
available on the Garden Club's Facebook page (see link top left)
Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB)
KBB Environmental Partner Award
Schools' Gardening Project at Government House, January 2013
Early in December 2012 the Governor's wife, Mrs. Margaret Fergusson, asked for mentors from the Garden Club to help her set up an inaugural schools' kitchen garden project. As can be seen from the photos below this has been a great success.
Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout
floral displays 2011
Floral work behind the scenes at Government