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 April, and we are delighted to show you some of the
events that have occurred recently in our busy Garden Club calendar:
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!"
It's time for the
second of the two pilot programs of the Bermuda Garden Club's Little
Gardeners Program. This class will be "Let's Grow a Pizza" on
Monday, May 19th at 1:30. We hope this time change will be better
for our Little Gardeners and their parents. Deadline for registration is
May 13th. $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Limited to twenty, 3
year olds with a parent or grandparent.
We will be meeting
in the Kitchen Garden at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens near the
entrance to Masterworks. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can
begin the class promptly at 1:30. Weather permitting, we will hold the
entire class in the Kitchen Garden but we will move to Horticulture Hall
if needed. Parents and or grandparents are required to stay for the hour
long class. Please do not park on the grass!
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
Our Annual Hat Competition took place on April 8th, 2016.
Please go to our Annual Hat
Competition page to see the results!
2016 Garden Club Photography Competition - "Celebrate
The photos and the results!
During our April 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
By kind permission of Lisa Greene at the
Department of Conservation Services :
List of Plants that attract Birds
Host plants for butterflies and their caterpillars
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: April 25th 2016
C. Vail (Higgi) Zuill