Norfolk’s Rose Garden ~ a Hidden Gem

Take a break and come visit the Rose Garden on Town Hill, in Norfolk center. Park at the Library and stroll down to the garden which is next to the Tramp House. The garden is bursting in bloom and is truly a hidden gem in Norfolk. On Saturday June 15, Liz Davey rededicated the garden  to the Town of Norfolk. Thank you to these people who have contributed to the garden:

  • Mary Gould and the original Rose Garden Committee for their inspiration and work.
  • The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts for the grant that made the renovation possible
  • Bob and Emily Nicodemus and Sam Benton for assisting with the digging and planting on rose planting day.
  • Tom Benedetti and the DPW – for removing the inner barberry borders, for the drip watering system which eliminates the problems caused by overhead watering and for mulching of the garden.
  • Stephanie Markham for donation of Chives which help repel pests.
  • David and Colleen Axberg Donation of manure to enrich the soil and winterize the roses. Read Liz’s full Remarks

Water Smart Landscaping Seminar
Sponsored by the Town of Norfolk and the Charles River Watershed Association
Date:  Thurs June 20, 2019
Time:  6:30 -8:30 pm
Place:  Norfolk Town Hall, 1 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA

Topics that will be covered include water friendly gardens and landscapes, healthy “lawns”, water conservation, and more. Anyone with an interest in learning more about how they can make their own property more environmentally friendly is encouraged to attend!

This seminar will feature presentations by Charles River Watershed Association and Ben Bornstein of BSB Landscape and Garden. No previous gardening experience necessary! Refreshments available, registration not required. 2019-06-20 Water Smart Landscaping

Best Website and Best Yearbook for a Small Club
The Garden Club of Norfolk received on June 5, 2019 two awards at the Annual Meeting of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts for: Best Website and Best Yearbook ~ 20-29 Members. Congratulations GCN!

Horticultural Hints for June by Neal Sanders