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EDUCATION AND CONSERVATION

The Garden Club of Bermuda endeavours to foster the awareness of horticulture, environment and conservation.  The Club is closely associated with the Bermuda National Trust, Keep Bermuda Beautiful, St. George's Foundation, The Botanical Gardens, Buy Back Bermuda, The Rose Society and more. Regular educational trips are arranged for Garden Club members. 

For more information contact Jill Lamneck: jlamneck@yahoo.com or Holly Flook: hflook@bfm.bm

For information on Bermuda's Nature Reserves, biodiversity, Plant Finder and more, visit www.conservation.bm


Vesey Nature Reserve Walking Tour and Picnic Lunch
March 20th 2014

The Vesey Nature Reserve is located off of Middle Road, between Evans Bay Road and Rockaway in Southampton. The Reserve is the newest jewel acquired by the Buy Back Bermuda program, a joint initiative of the Bermuda National Trust and the Bermuda Audubon Society. This 8 acre property was donated to the program by Sharon Vesey in 2009. The reserve has since gone through extensive restorations supported by donations to Buy Back Bermuda Campaign II, and was officially opened to the public on Earth Day, April 23rd, 2013. Amenities include walking trails, interpretive signs, a quarry exhibit, an observation platform with fabulous views of the Great Sound, benches to relax on, plenty of places to picnic, and of course fauna and wildlife very important to Bermuda. The Garden Club of Bermuda were treated to a tour of the reserve by Bermuda National Trust director Jennifer Gray, and former Conservation Officer David Wingate.



A young Governor Laffan's Fern

At our March 2014 meeting a talk was given by Alison Copeland and Kimberly Burch of the Department of Conservation Services on the critically endangered Governor Laffan's Fern (Diplazium leffanianum) which is endemic to Bermuda.  For more information please click on the link below:

http://www.conservation.bm/governor-laffans-fern/


2014 St. George's Architectural Tour - January 30th 2014


Stewart Hall with The Bermuda Perfumery
Garden Club members l-r Felicite Davidson, Joanne Hunt and Rosalind Gutteridge
 


April 2013 Garden Tour in Warwick

      
Host Joanne Hunt explains the history of the property and right, a garden walk

    
Another garden vista, and a new way to grow strawberries!

  
Second garden on the tour, with manicured plentiful vegetable garden

 
Part of a beautiful walled 'white' garden 

   
Unidentified flowering tree, and cedar garden gate


Sumptuous tea by kindness of host Madeline Webster, 2nd from left


Cooper's Island Clean Up and Planting, January 2013.

  
Left, Karen Smith with Nigel Chudleigh and right Peter Beer and Maria Taylor

Planting a Yellow Wood Tree with direction from Alison Copeland (Conservation Services)


Tour of Alternative Energy Home in Smith's Parish, March 2013        


Wind Turbine


 

 George Ogden talk on Bermuda's plants, Oct 2011                 Visit to Wadson's Farm, Southampton, Oct 2011


Visit to Dunkley's Dairies, with Senator Michael Dunkley, February 2012


Tour of the rejuvenated Seymour Pond, with Dr. David Wingate, retired Government Conservation Officer, March 2012


 


On site poisonous plants talk with Diana Chudleigh, Oct 2012


Garden Tour, Old Slip Road, Pembroke, May 2012

     
5th May 2011: Tour of Nonsuch Island with Government Conservation Officer Jeremy Madeiros
 showing longtail nest and Bermuda cahow chick

         
Casemates' Tour with Dr. Edward Harris, November 2010