kissed land and wave washed shores, Home of the lily and the rose" *
If you are visiting or
resident on the island and would like to come along to our meetings,
let us know, we would love to see you.
You can also visit some of our unique Bermuda gardens -
April and May are some
of the loveliest months in Bermuda: low humidity, cooler temperatures,
with flowers and trees once again coming alive after the winter months.
We look forward to the Poinciana and Frangipani trees, Bouganvilleas,
Oleanders and many, many more plants and trees that are gradually
bursting into bloom for the summer months ahead, those beautiful and
fragrant flowers that stay with us all summer long, and make our island
of Bermuda such a special and unique place to both live in and visit.
It's been a busy few months and we are delighted to show you some of the
events that have occurred recently in our Garden Club calendar:
A pot-luck lunch was held by members of the
Executive Committee at the end of a very busy Garden Club year.
Thanks go to everyone for a job well done!
From l-r standing: Cindy
Young, Susan Conyers, Deanna Moss, Sylvia Outerbridge, Donna Leitch,
Karen Smith, Rosemary Long, Jill Lamneck, Carol Sims, Joanne Hunt and
Anna Fulton (President)
From l-r sitting: Sharlene Joell, Janet Owner, Debbie Burville, Trisha
Cooper, Felicite Davidson, Joy Nash
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Distinguished guest Mrs. Margaret Fergusson, wife of His Excellency
The Governor Mr. George Fergusson,
presented the prizes at our AGM on Friday, May 13th. Photos can be
seen on our Facebook page. For a list of awards presented, please
click here. Mrs. Fergusson was presented with a
bouquet of flowers and some mementos from The Garden Club by President
Mrs. Anna Fulton.
A Floral Art Workshop was held at
Horticultural Hall on May 23rd. Those in attendance were under the
watchful eye(s) of floral art masters Cindy Young and Debbie Burville.
The results both showed skillful direction and talented budding floral
artists! We hope to see more of your work in days to come ladies!
Container Gardening Workshop in Susan
Friday May 20th, 2016
Susan Conyers' talent is immediately
apparent when setting foot in her garden bedecked with flowers and
greenery in the most beautiful pots, and masterfully situated.
Susan advised on the many advantages of growing flowers in pots, how to
help them thrive, and much more. A most enjoyable morning was had
by all. More photos
Steven Antonition's Orchid House. April 22nd, 2016
On April 22nd Garden Club members were
treated to an impressive display of orchid plants in Steven Antonition's
orchid house. Steven, who won Best Orchid In Show at the recent
Agricultural Show, with impressive ingenuity made a purpose-built orchid
house using wood and old windows (including Bermuda cedar windows)
showing how recycled material can become a useful, delightfully quirky
and ingenious way to house his hundreds of orchid plants; his interest
having been piqued by his wife's present of three orchids some years
The "Ag Show"
A visit to the Floral Displays and interpretation by former Garden Club
President Deanna Moss to His Excellency The Governor George Fergusson
(far right), Minister Craig Cannonier (2nd left) and the driving force
behind this year's independent show, Mr. David Lopes (far left)
For Garden Club members'
displays go to Agricultural
The Garden Club is thrilled to
announce our Vice President Cindy Young's prestigious award at this
year's Canada Blooms 2016!
Held in Toronto March 10th to 20th at the
Enercare Center, the overall title of the show was "Let's Party".
The International Class that Cindy entered (representing the Garden Club
of Bermuda) was entitled "Celebrate".
Space allotted was 48"x48"x80" high, placed on a 4" riser.
There were 10 entries.
Cindy won the overall gold and
the Heather Fuller Award for Best International!
Cindy's award winning display
Our annual New Members' Tea was held on
April 11th this year.
Front row l-r: Louise Gibbons, Mariette Savoie, Nea Barker, Lori Sommer
Back row l-r: Sheila Semos, Michele Smith, Debbie Thorsteinson, Rebecca
Brady, Alex Simmer, Marie Kent-Smith
"Let's Grow a Pizza!"
The second of the two pilot programs of the Bermuda Garden Club's Little
Gardeners Program, called "Let's Grow a Pizza" was
Thursday, May 19th
in the Kitchen Garden at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens .
For more information click on
Conservation and Education
Our Annual Hat Competition took place on April 8th, 2016.
Please go to our Annual Hat
Competition page to see the results.
Our new Avocado & Banana Recipes book is
now available! This book follows on the heels of the Garden Club's
Lemon Recipe book; both make excellent hostess and travel gifts, and
don't forget to pick one up for yourself! Books are available from
major bookstores, and from the Garden Club shop.
Website updated: May 23rd 2016
C. Vail (Higgi) Zuill