EDUCATION AND CONSERVATION

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The Garden Club of Bermuda endeavours to foster the awareness of environment and conservation.

"The role of the Education and Conservation Committee is instructing  and imparting knowledge on, as well as assisting in maintaining and preserving the local environment"

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

 

The "Little Seedlings" Programme
The very successful and popular "Little Seedlings" programme  for 3 and 4 year olds devised by Jill Lamneck and the Education & Conservation team will continue in the 2017/18 Garden Club year.

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.


The Garden Club were sponsors of Nonsuch Island Camp June 2015 and were invited to the final evening of the camp.
Here with President Anna Fulton (left) is Betsy Baillie (Executive Committee member) and David Wingate.

Cambridge Beach Tour
May 1st, 2014

Cambridge Beach Tour Sir Bayard Dill's house

Cambridge Beach Tour participants outside the home of artist Jonah Jones, former residence of musician David Bowie and wife Iman, and originally home of landscape architect Bayfield Clark who designed much of the surrounding area.  For more information please click on the link:
Cambridge Beach Tour

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

Vesey Nature Reserve Mar 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.

Laffan Fern

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

2014 St. George Arch. Tour

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

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The Garden Club of Bermuda
P.O. Box HM 1141
Hamilton HM EX
Bermuda

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 first meeting for the 2017-2018 year, was held on October 13, 2017. There was a lovely Floral Art Bench of all foliage designs the Vegetable Bench had a large selection fruit and the Flower and Foliage bench had a great fall display. An exciting Photography display was enjoyed by all. The Plant Exchange had lots of goodies for members to take home and the Shop was opened along with refreshments for the members.
We welcomed the Minister of Public Works, Lt. Col. the Hon. David Burch and Roger Parris head of the Skills Development Programme. Roger Parris thanked us for our support and involvement in the Skill Development Programme and Col. Burch also thank us and told us government is committed to the program and would like to see it expanded
Debbie Burville and Susan Conyers were the presenters and talked about the history of WAFA, their experience judging at the WAFA Barbados Show and the design they created for Bermuda’s Honorary Exhibit at the Show along with a slide show of designs at the show
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Mark your calendar, next meeting November 10, 2017 @ 10am
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