Welcome to the Greenfield Garden Club
Serving all of Franklin County, Massachusetts, and beyond.
Please join us at one of our many meetings - and bring a friend!
We are now concentrating on building our Franklin County Fair booth. Please contact the club with questions about this year's theme, and how you can help. We will be putting everything together at the Roundhouse Tuesday and Wednesday, September 2nd and 3rd. Hope you can 'bee' there!
August Meeting: Thursday, August 28th
2014 Schedule of Monthly Meetings and Events of Interest to Members
January 19 - Annual Meeting at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens. 12:30pm
February 8 - Berkshire Botanical Garden Winter Lecture featuring Louis Benech. Register here. They say it will sell out, so book early if you intend to go!
February 20 - 7pm - Michael Marcotrigiano, Director of the Botanic Gardens of Smith College will give a talk about the history of the gardens and there will be a short talk about invasive species by the Discovery Center Staff.
February 20-23 - 33rd Annual CT Flower & Garden Show at CT Convention Center, Hartford, CT.
February 20-23 - 21st Annual Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show at the RI Convention Center, Providence, RI.
February 26 - Wed - 6:30pm - "Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling Us?" with Dan Conlon of Warm Colors Apiary. Film to be shown at St James Church.
February 28 - Opening Lecture, Smith College Bulb Show: "The Best of Flower and Fragrance" presented by Holly Shimizu, Executive Director, United States Botanic Garden. 7:30 Campus Center Carroll Room.
March 1-16 - let's plan a field trip to either/both the Smith College and Mt Holyoke College bulb shows. Email the club to indicate your interest, and the best date/time. Like to plan ahead? Smith has dates for their bulb and chrysanthemum shows set 5 years ahead!
March 8 - 8:45AM - 2:15PM - "Bring Imagination to Your Garden" Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association's Spring Symposium. Click here for details and registration. Frontier Regional High School, South Deerfield, MA.
March 11 - 6:30pm - Leyden Town Hall "Creating Native Bee Habitat" with Tom Sullivan.
(Late March - 2014 Grant Proposal's will be awarded.)
March 12-16 - Boston Flower Show, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA. This year's Theme: "Romance in the Garden."
March 20 7pm - Craft Night - make a water feature in a pot with Stacey Chapley. Pumps, bowls and bamboo will be available on a first come, first served basis. There will be a fee to order these. You may also choose to bring your own supplies.
March 29 - "Inch by Inch, Row by Row" Lower Valley Master Gardener Spring Symposium. Holyoke High School, 8:00AM - 2:00PM. Click here for more info.
April 26 - Saturday - 9am - 3pm - Garden Expo at Five Acre Farm in Northfield. Tours of the greenhouses, lots of vendors, and your member discount on purchases. This takes the place of a regular monthly meeting.
April 12 - "Ten years of Beautiful Berkshire Gardens" Berkshire Valley Spring Symposia - 8:00AM - 2:30PM at Lenox High School. Sponsored by Western Mass Master Gardener Association. Click here for details.
May 3 - Saturday - road trip to Pickity Place in Mason,
NH. Five course herbal luncheon (fee), explore the gardens, peruse the gift shop. Carpool leaves at 9am from Cherry Rum Plaza. (This was originally the April event but was moved forward due to Easter and school vacation.)
(Extravaganza is May 10, 2014)
May 15 - 6pm - Visit Seeds of Solidarity in Orange, MA. Their motto is "Grow Food Everywhere!" Carpool from Cherry Rum Plaza at 5:25pm.
May 17 - Plant sale at St James Episcopal Church on the corner of Federal and Church Streets, as well as the Bridge of Flowers Plant Sale in Shelburne Falls. 9 am- noon.
June 6 &7 - Friday and Saturday. Concord Museum's 25th annual self-guided Garden Tour. 9-4 each day. Click here for info, and here for directions.
June 8-11 - Garden Days at the Emily Dickinson Museum
June 6-15 - Bee Week in Greenfield. Visit www.beeweek.org for more details.
June 19 - 6pm - visit the gardens of Ann Marie and Paul Kostecki in South Deerfield, MA. Carpool from Cherry Rum leaves at 5:40pm. Click here to read Sherry Wilson's article about them in the Hampshire Gazette.
(Garden Tour is June 28, 2014)
July 12 - 9am - 3:30pm Daylily and Arts Festival, 54 Glenbrook Drive, Greenfield, MA (off Leyden Road at the turn-off for Camp Kee-wanee)
July 12 - 10-3 - House and Garden Your sponsored by the Northfield Garden Club. Tickets available 10-2 at the Northfield Historical Commission, 13 Pine St.
July 12 & 13 - Garden Tour In Phillipston, MA. Adult $18 under 10 $5. Advance tickets are $15 - call Mel Haughton at 978-249-3171 or Nancy MacEwen at 978-249-7517. Includes lunch.
July 17 - 6pm - visit the new gardens of Tony Palumbo and Mike Collins in Colrain. Carpool from Cherry Rum leaves at 5:30pm. Click here to read the story of Irene and their gardens' death and rebirth.
(July 20 is Bug Hill Farm Open House in Ashfield, MA)
(Community Meal is Wednesday, August 13, 2014)
August 28 - 5:30pm - Abrah Dresdale to give a tour and talk about the net-zero greenhouse and permaculture gardens at GCC. Please note this is the 4th Thursday!!!
September 13 - Saturday - 10-4 - Annual Honey Festival at Warm Colors Apiary in South Deerfield. See their website for details.
September 18 - 6pm - Visit the gardens of Kate Kerivan, owner and grower par excellence at Bug Hill Farm in Ashfield, MA. Carpool leaves Cherry Rum at 5:25pm. Click here to read an article and here to see WGBY's short video.
October 16 - Movie Nite: Gardens and Glass with Dale Chihuly. Location TBD.
November 20 - Wreaths/Kissing Balls/Boxwood - what's your fancy?
December 5 - Friday at 7pm. Holiday Party. Location TBD.
For more information on this month's or any other listed club-sponsored event, please contact the club at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the document image below for a printable calendar to put on your fridge! (Always check the website for the most current information!)
Did you know? The Greenfield Garden Club turns 25 in 2016. Keep your eyes peeled for a big year of activities! Let the club know if you have suggestions or are interested in helping to plan this milestone year.