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 really looking forward to Saturday's trip to the Song Garden in Cornish, NH. See the sidebar for a link to more information. Please plan to meet all together at the Cherry Rum Parking Lot at 9:00 AM to divide into cars. A full day is planned, but if a group only wants to do the Song Garden in the morning, that is fine too. We can lunch in the area or eat from a picnic lunch. For the afternoon we are planning to visit Path of Life Sculpture Garden in Windsor, VT where admission is $6 per person (The Song Garden is free, unless you want to buy a bouquet of flowers or something in the teahouse). Near the Path of Life is Harpoon Brewery, Vermont Farmstead Cheese, Cheese Board, Simon Pierce, and Blake Hill Preserves. We'll make sure there;s room in each car for purchases! Please plan to join us for a fun day out. See you Saturday at 9:00 AM at Cherry Rum in Greenfield, where I will also have maps of the route to hand out.
2016 Schedule of Monthly Meetings and Events of Interest to Members
January 25 - 6:00-9:00 pm - Annual Meeting at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Gill, MA. See sidebar for details.
January 30 - 10-12 The Indestructible Houseplant with Tovah Martin - Talk and Book Signing - Berkshire Botanical Gardens.
February 6 - 10-2 Winter Fare at Greenfield High School
February 8-9 Soil & Nutrition Conference. Kripalu Center in Stockbridge. MA
February 13 - 2-4pm - Berkshire Botanical Gardens Winter Lecture for 2016: English gardener and author Anna Pavord: Creating Your Own Garden Style. Click here for tickets and more details.
February 19 - FRIDAY - 6:00 pm - Soup and Games Night co-sponsored by the Leyden Cafe and PRES PTO - Leyden Town Hall basement (home of the Leyden Cafe!).
February 18-21 - 35th Annual CT Flower & Garden Show at CT Convention Center, Hartford, CT.
February 18-21 - 23rd Annual Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show at the RI Convention Center, Providence, RI.
March 5-13 - Philadelphia Flower Show - Explore America - 100 Years of the National Park Service.
March 5-20 - Smith College bulb show. Like to plan ahead? Smith has dates for their bulb and chrysanthemum shows set 5 years ahead!
(Late March - 2016 Grant Proposal's will be awarded.)
March 16-20 - Boston Flower Show, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA. This year's Theme: "Nurtured by Nature."
March 18 - FRIDAY 6:00 pm Wine and Canvas: Bubble Tree" St James' Episcopal Church, Greenfield. Bring your own beverage and munchies.
March 19 8-2 Upper Valley Master Gardener Symposium at Frontier High School, South Deerfield.
April 1st - Home Orchard Basics with Michael Philips of Lost Nation Orchard.
April 2 8-2 Lower Valley Master Gardener Symposium at Holyoke High School, Holyoke, MA.
April 9 8-2 Berkshires Master Gardener Symposium at Lenox High School, Lenox, MA.
April 17 -2:00 p.m. Pruning workshop with Lilian Jackson, 351 South Shirkshire Rd, Conway, MA
April 30 - Saturday - 9am - 3pm - Garden Expo at Five Acre Farm in Northfield. Tours of the greenhouses, lots of vendors, and your member discount on purchases.
May 6 & 7: Plant sale at Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 19 - NO MAY MEETING
May 27 - 6 to 7pm: drop off plants and tag sale items for the Extravaganza at St. James' Church, 8 Church St
Extravaganza is May 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
June 5 - All day with Tovah Martin, Author!!! Save the Date!! The Brandt House on Highland Ave, Greenfield.
(Garden Tour is June 25, 2016; 9:00 AM-4:00 PM)
June 25 & 26 - 10 - 4 daily; Lavender Festival, Johnson Hill Farm.
July 9 - 9 to 4 - Silver Gardens Daylily and Arts Festival. 23 Pickett Lane, Greenfield. Thousands of daylilies to choose from!
July 21 - 6pm - visit the gardens of Jacqueline Lejeune in Bernardston. Carpool from Cherry Rum leaves at 5:30pm.
August 18 - VACATION MONTH
Early September - Franklin County Fair
September 17 - SATURDAY - Trip to The Song Garden in Cornish, NH. Carpool from Cherry Rum. Time TBD. This is also near King Arthur Flour if anyone wants a side trip!
October 21 - Slideshow and talk with member, Nancy Winter. Details on the way. We'll try for the mystery dinner next year!
November 5 & 6 - Cider Days! Celebrate all things apple with special events and tastings.
November 17 - 6pm - Wreaths/Kissing Balls - what's your fancy? Chapley Gardens, South Deerfield. (fee)
December 9 - Friday at 6pm. Annual Potluck Holiday Party with Yankee Swap.
January, 2017 - 6:00pm - Annual Meeting TBD
For more information on this month's or any other listed club-sponsored event, please contact the club at: firstname.lastname@example.org