The Garden Club of Bermuda
Bermuda Charity No.354























Government House School Gardening Program
Mrs. Margaret Fergusson may have left and a new Governor has yet to be announced, but this inspirational program will continue, beginning its 5th year in mid-October. Nine Garden Club mentors have committed to help the students and teachers from Northlands, West Pembroke and Victor Scott Primary Schools on Wed, Thurs and Fri. afternoons. The program is now affiliated with the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the Garden Club has been asked to contribute a short feature article about the program to the RHS monthly publication “The Garden”.


On the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday, the Garden Club's talented flower arrangers were once again out in force to prepare for the Governor's cocktail party on June 9th, at Government House, in her honour. 

One of the many beautiful arrangements on display at the Governor's cocktail party


During our April 2016 General 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.


The Skills Development Program participants who assisted at our Norwood Open House event in November 2015
 were recognised at our December meeting - thank you boys!

At the Garden Club's General Meeting in October 2015,
Tucker Murphy gave an interesting talk on the railway trail and bridges. 
The Garden Club presented Mr. Murphy with a cheque for $2,500 towards this worthwhile project.


The Smith Garden in St. George's

Rangoon Creeper in bloom

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



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

Members of the KPMG Green Committee receiving Garden Club potted plants:
l-r Joanna Little, Sue Le'Strange, Susan Armstrong, Nicki Griffiths

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!

A huge thank you to Garden Club members who worked hard on a beautiful day
 cleaning up the verges of Kindley Field Road as part of KBB's Clean Up, Thursday, January 22nd 2015.

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.

President Susan Conyers presenting a cheque to KBB's Anne Hyde


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 Garden Club of Bermuda presented a cheque for $3,000 to Ann Hyde of Keep Bermuda Beautiful
 at their February 2014 meeting.  Pictured: Susan Conyers (left) and Ann Hyde


On a very humid day The Garden Club of Bermuda provided lemonade and water to Southlands' hard-working clean up volunteers on Tuesday, October 22nd . Thank you to our volunteers who turned out to assist with our 'lemonade' stand which was well received.  For more photos go to our Facebook page (link at top of page)



The Queen's Birthday Party
hosted by His Excellency The Governor Mr. George Fergusson and Mrs. Fergusson,
Government House
June 7th, 2013

Floral Arrangements by members of The Garden Club of Bermuda

Cindy and Sue - this one's ready for hanging - now how do we get it up there......

Easy does it

Governor George Fergusson with Sue and Sally (left).   Debbie, Mrs. Fergusson and Tania (right)

Sylvia - I need more hands

Two of the many beautiful floral arrangements in the marquee

Welcoming arrangement at the entrance

More photographs available on the Garden Club's Facebook page (see link top left)


Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB)

KBB Environmental Partner Award
On Tuesday, February 26th The Garden Club of Bermuda was presented with the Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) Environmental Partner Award at the 2013 KBB Appreciation Awards Ceremony, by The Hon. Trevor Moniz JP, MP, Minister of Public Works. 

Presentation of the KBB Environmental Partner Award 26 February 2013
l-r Sally Godet, President Deanna Moss, The Hon. Trevor Moniz, JP, MP, Minister of Public Works, Susan Conyers, Anna Fulton, Sylvia Outerbridge, and KBB President Amy Shillingford


In the early 1960's members of the Garden Club had the foresight to form an environmental protection committee named "The Keep Bermuda Beautiful Committee". In 1964, KBB became its own entity, but KBB still thinks of the Garden Club as their "parent" organization.  On January 11th 2013 The Garden Club of Bermuda presented KBB with a cheque in the amount of $7,500. This is the second year in a row that the Garden Club have been able to financially support KBB.  On Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 KBB held their Appreciation Awards Ceremony and presented The Garden Club with the KBB Environmental Partner Award


The Garden Club of Bermuda's 2013 donation of $7,500 to Keep Bermuda Beautiful.
l-r Stephanie Windsor, GCB Treasurer, Ann Hyde, Keep Bermuda Beautiful, Sylvia Outerbridge, GCB's KBB Representative


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.

Enjoying the day

Planting carefully

Hard at work

Can you spell Kohlrabi?

Big Brother Peter Holmes

My, what big plants you've grown! 
Well done girls and boys of West Pembroke Primary School, Victor Scott School and Northlands School.
photos kindness of West Pembroke Primary School

Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout floral displays 2011
Each December a jovial work party of Garden Club elves descend on the town of St. George's to festoon the area with floral displays in time for the annual Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout.


Floral work behind the scenes at Government House
on the occasion of  the celebration of

Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday
 and The Royal Wedding of
HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton

June 2011