The Purposes of the Worcester Garden Club Are:

  • To promote the knowledge and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, flower arranging, and all phases of conservation;

  • To educate the community in the art of gardening, in the science of horticulture and in the conservation of all our national and local resources;

  • To encourage and develop civic planting throughout Worcester County.

A member of The Garden Club of America and National Garden Clubs, Inc. 

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2019-2020 PROGRAMS SCHEDULE

~~~~~ SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 ~~~~~
“Behind the World Cup”
Our very own award winning floral arranger, Sally Jablonski, will present highlights from the
2018 America’s Cup design competition in which she participated in Washington, DC. FTD America's Cup is a national floral design competition to select the competitor who will represent both FTD and the USA in the FTD World Cup design competition, the world's most prestigious floral design competition.

Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center
3 Paul Clancy Way

9:30 am Coffee 10:00 am Meeting
Committee: Heather Maykel (Chair), Debbie Pendleton, Lisa McDonough, Penny Booth, Sally Buckingham, Dotti Glew
Guests Welcome

 

~~~~~ OCTOBER 21, 2019 ~~~~~
“Travels to Yunnan and Eastern Himalayas”
Matt Mattus, award winning horticulturist and author, will share photos and discuss his expedition to Yunnan and the Eastern Himalayas
Worcester Art Museum 55
Salisbury Street

9:30 am Coffee 10:00 am Meeting
 Committee: Mary Fletcher (Chair), Betsy Beth, Phyllis Harrington,
 Alison Kenary, Deb Cary
Members Only

 

~~~~~ NOVEMBER 18, 2019 ~~~~~
“Trans-seasonal Table-Scaping by Laurie Lemek”
Laurie Lemek, CFD, AIFD, PFCI, has been actively involved in the floral industry since 1975. From 1976 - 1992 she
was co-owner of Lemek’s Florist & Nursery in Tolland, Connecticut. Currently, she owns Floral Balance, a consulting floral firm in Ellington, Connecticut.

Salem Covenant Church
215 East Mountain Street, Worcester

9:30 coffee 10:00 meeting
*Pre-registration and payment required. Signup sheet will follow.
Committee: Cacky Hodgson & Patty Moynihan (Chairs), Kim Cutler, Penny Booth, Sarah Ribeiro, Cindy Pitcher
Guests Welcome

 

~~ DECEMBER 9, 2019 ~~
“Holiday Tea”
Home of Lynne Tonna
2 Woodhaven Lane, Worcester

3:00 – 5:00 pm
Committee: Maryellen Collins & Sarah Lenis (Chairs), Lynn Butler, Chris Levenson, Patricia Oyer,
Kristin Bafaro, Annette Loring
Guests Welcome

 

~~~~~ JANUARY 13, 2010 ~~~~~
“Biography of Frederick Law Olmsted”
Alan Banks, curator of the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts, will discuss Olmsted and his work in designing public gardens and preserving open space in urban settings.
Worcester Historical Society Museum.
30 Elm Street, Worcester

9:30 am Coffee 10:00 am Meeting
Committee: Martha Kelleher (Chair), Indira Maini, Moira Moynihan-Manoog, Penny Kaczyk
Guests Welcome


 

~~~~~ FEBRUARY 10, 2020 ~~~~~
“6 Steps to Perfect Roses”
Michael and Angelina Chute, authors of Roses for New England: A Guide to Sustainable Rose Gardening and Rose Gardening Season by Season: A Journal for Passionate Gardeners, will present advice for growing roses in New England.
The Willows
101 Barry Road, Worcester

9:30 am Coffee 10:00 am Meeting
Committee: Sarah Lenis (Chair), Linda Robbins, Cathy Levine, Shirley Williams, Pat Halpin, Ann-Cathrine Rapp
Guests Welcome

 

~~~~~ MARCH 23, 2020 ~~~~~
 
Evening Dinner Fundraising Event at Worcester Club
$75 per person plus cash bar ~ RSVP and prepayment required by March 1

Worcester Club

1 Oak Street, Worcester
6:00 PM
Chairs: Binky Bennett and Louise Clarke
Guests Welcome

 

~~~~~ APRIL 20, 2020 ~~~~~
“Botanical Artistry”
Sarah Boynton a passionate flower show competitor, specializing in Botanical Arts and traditional flower designs,
has earned top honors in Flower Shows in Boston, Newport, and Philadelphia. International honors: 1st place & Best Craft Exhibit at 2014 WAFA World Flower Show in Dublin, Ireland and 3rd place at 2017 WAFA World Flower Show in Barbados.

First Baptist Church
111 Park Avenue, Worcester

9:30 am Coffee 10:00 am Meeting
 Committee: Louise Clark (Chair), Diane Mirick, Joan Laracy, Lynne Tonna, Martha Kelleher
Guests Welcome

 

~~~~~ APRIL 29, 2020 ~~~~~
“In Club Showcase”
Challenge your creative side with flower arranging, photography, horticulture, and table-scaping. Guest judges will critique all entries and present awards.
Worcester Club
1 Oak Street, Worcester

Please click here for the Schedule (no business meeting).
Committee: Joan Laracy & Kathy Michie (co-chairs), Lynne Tonna, Cacky Hodgson
Setup Committee: Lisa Huntington, Donna Rose, Julie Lapham, Maureen Kelleher,
Maureen Stevens, Penny Booth
Members Only

 

~~~~~ MAY 18, 2020 ~~~~~
“Underused Plants of New England by Joann Vieira”
Joann Vieira is Director of Horticulture for The Trustees of Reservations. In 1891 the Massachusetts Legislature voted to establish The Trustees of Reservations for the purposes of acquiring, holding, and maintaining beautiful and historic places for public use and enjoyment.
Broad Meadow Brook M.A.S.
414 Massasoit Road, Worcester

 9:30 am Coffee 10:00 am Meeting
Committee: Ellen Ruell (Chair), Phyllis Pollack, Donna Williams, Deb Cary
Guests Welcome

 


~~~~~ JUNE 8, 2020 ~~~~~
Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Tower Hill, 11 French Drive, Boylston

11:00 am Meeting 12:00 pm Luncheon
Committee: Elise Wellington & Robin Spaulding (Chairs),
Tracy Dill, Patty Moynihan, Penny Booth, Sally Buckingham, Cindy Pitcher