EDUCATION AND CONSERVATION
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 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
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:
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