Programs and Activities

Programs

September 2019 - June 2020 Program

 7.00 p.m. 9.00 p.m.

St. Andrews Church,

3 Maple Street, Framingham

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2019

INVASIVES MANAGEMENT:  OUR GARDENS AND THE BIG PICTURE

With Kristen O’Brien

Invasive plant species crowd out native plants, destroy wildlife habitats and threaten the ecology of the region.  By making wise choices for our gardens, we can complement the efforts of conservation groups that are fighting invasive plants in the forests, meadows and wetlands around the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers.  Kristen is Land Steward at Sudbury Valley Trustees and has a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolution from Hofstra and a master’s from East Washington University.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019

WiNTER GARDEN CRAFT ACTIVITY

With Club facilitators

As our gardens are dormant, the days grow shorter and colder, and we are busy with the holidays or year-end activities, let’s take a few moments to work with winter greens and bring the outside into our homes.  This will be a hands-on activity where we can each make a centerpiece or other seasonal decoration to bring home.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020

UNUSUAL AND BEAUTIFUL FOOD CROPS TO GROW IN MASSACHUSETTS

With Hannah Traggis

Want to try something new?  Thinking about growing an ornamental vegetable garden?  Here’s a chance to discover unique perennials, world food crops and beautiful vegetables that will inspire and expand your vegetable garden.  Hannah serves as Senior Horticulturist at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020

THE NEW GLOBAL FLORA PROJECT AT  WELLESLEY COLLEGE BOTANICAL GARDENS

With Gail Kahn

 The Global Flora Collection in the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses at Wellesley College is opening to the public this spring.  It highlights plant form and diversity, and brings her vision of “laboratories under glass” into the 21st century. In the stunning new greenhouse complex, the project will provide a home for plants, research, teaching and an example of sustainable design.  Gail Kahn is the Assistant Director of the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020

RETHINKING USES FOR ANNUALS

With Sally Muspratt

 Are perennials really the most economical and beautiful plants for a flower garden?  Sally will explain the virtues of annuals and how they can serve as “rough drafts” for permanent plantings.  They may be the best choice where bright color is essential and they can offer an alternative for gardeners to reinvent their gardens each year. Sally holds certificates in Landscape Design and Landscape Maintenance and is an accredited Organic Land Care Professional. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020

PERENNIAL AND NATIVE PLANT SWAP

Each member has a secret pal for whom she/he chooses a plant from a list provided by the secret pal.  On this night, we \present our secret pal with the special plant.  Each member shares horticultural and other interesting information about the plant.  This way, the secret pal learns how to care for the plant and all the members learn how they could incorporate the plant in their gardens.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2020

Wednesday June 3, 2020

END OF YEAR CELEBRATION

For members only.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019

AN APPLE A DAY

With Nancy Riggs

In this presentation, we’ll learn about the apple tree’s lovely blossoms, its famous fruit and the history of apple production.  Plus, we’ll have a chance to sample several varieties fresh from a local orchard.  Nancy is a member of the Holden Garden Club and is a Master Gardener, receiving her certification from Tower Hill.  Her garden has been featured on many tours.

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