Programs and Activities
September 2020 - June 2021Program
7.00 p.m. 9.00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting on Zoom
For more details:
Following the guidelines of the CCD and the Governor of Massachusetts, our meetings will be held virtually on Zoom. Programs will be added to the Calendar once they have been confirmed.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020
My new friends : Starting a beehive
Member, Daphne Smith, shares what she has learned since establishing a beehive in her yard.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020
Rethinking annuals in your garden
by landscape designer Sally Muspratt
Date: November 11th, 2020.
Location: via ZOOM
Time and Registration: Details to follow.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2020
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2021
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10. 2021
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2020
END OF YEAR CELEBRATION
For members only.
Activities of the year
Visit in December or early January to see the Inn decorated for the holidays by area garden clubs. The committee always does a wonderful job.
Sat. May 8th Plant Sale on the Framingham Commons. This sale funds all of our club’s activities for the year. The perennials come from the gardens of our members. Members pot and labeling perennials in the fall or spring.
Helping Our Community:
Once a year, our club collects and donates boxes of cereal to the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café at Park, a local food pantry. Also, Hoops and Homework receives a yearly donation from our club, in memory of Jean Bartley. A “Memorial Garden” project underway at Simpson Park will honor late member Maggie Kelber with the donations received in her memory. The Park also honors the memories of the members we have lost over the years.
Projects for the year
Work continues at the Village Hall, our civic development project at the Framingham History Center. Constructed in 1834 on the Commons, the Hall has perennials donated by members and planted in the spring of 2011. Our members provide the upkeep and planting of the all-season beds enjoyed by the many visitors to the Hall.
In 2013-2014, we added the maintenance of Simpson Park, off Central, Fenwick and Haynes Streets, a project begun by Simpson Park Garden Club in 1969. In 1996, an adjacent area known as the Shortiss Memorial site was added. Seasonal weeding, pruning, mulching, planting and fall bulb planting will be continued by the Civic Development Committee and interested members. Please see a more detailed description of this project in the rear of the yearbook.
Garden of Hope
Through garden founder Betty Jost, we are honored to continue with the fall and spring upkeep and cleaning of The Garden of Hope at the Metrowest (Framingham) Hospital. Betty and her late husband started the perennial and shade garden in 1989, in memory of their son, who died of cancer. The garden is so appreciated and is a beautiful place to enjoy spring ephemerals, hostas, flowering shrubs and perennials throughout the year.