GCFM and National Garden Club Events

Deadline for college scholarship applications
Date:  March 1, 2020


GCFM Advisory Council Meeting
Date:  March 4, 2020
Time: 10:30 pm
Place: Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA


Boston Flower and Garden Show
Dates:  March 11-15, 2020
Place:  200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston


Horticulture Morning “Design-less Gardening: a Natural approach” with Dan Jaffee
Date:  March 12, 2020
Time: 10:30 am
Place: Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA


Programs Workshops
Dates and Place: March 19 @ Tower Hill, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA
Dates and Place: March 24@ Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA


Designing a Native Plant Garden presented by Amanda Sloan
Date:  March 26, 2020
Time:  10:30 am
Place:  Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA
Fee:     $15.00
“It’s important that if you’re going to plant native gardens, that they be beautiful – because no one’s going to be convinced of their value if they’re not.” Charles Kingsley.
The GCFM President’s Challenge encourages all of us to re-design our garden projects with 50% native plants. We need to communicate the ecological importance of using native plants but, designing with natives can be challenging. Come and be inspired by the possibilities and learn how to create a beautiful and stellar native landscape for your communities and your own back yard.
For more details, view native plant lecture poster


GCFM Board of Directors Meeting
Date:  April 1, 2020
Time: 10:30 am
Place: St. Brigid’s, 2001 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA


Gardening Study School Course 3 Series 11
Dates: April 2-3, 2020
Place: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA

Subjects covered:
Thursday, April 2 (Tested subjects) 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

  • Factors that Influence Plant Growth – Dr. Judith Sumner, Botanist
  • New Plant Development & Evaluation – Dr. Judith Sumner, Botanist
  • Teaching Tour of Tower Hill – Joann Vieira, Horticulturalist
  • Supporting the Wild – Joann Vieira, Horticulturalist (non-tested)

Friday, April 3, (Tested subjects) 8:15 AM  – 12:45 PM

  •  Container Gardening – Betty Sanders, Master Gardener
  • Houseplants – Betty Sanders, Master Gardener
  • Test for those becoming consultants begins at 1:45 PM

Suggested Reading: Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon maybe purchased through Amazon.com.

Make checks payable to:  The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. (GCFM).
Mail registration form and fee to: Linda Jean Smith, Registrar, 23 Bentley Lane, Chelmsford, MA 01824    Registration deadline is March 25, 2020. No refunds:

For further information please contact Chairmen: Joy DiMaggio (978) 460-0851 or jmarykay2@outlook.com.

REGISTRATION FORM

NAME______________________________________________________________

ADDRESS____________________________________________________________

CITY______________________________________STATE__________ZIP_____

PHONE____________________________________________________________

EMAIL_____________________________________________________________

GARDEN CLUB________________________________________________________

NGC, Inc. Life Member #________________-____

Please check one:
______$110 – GCFM Garden Club Student Member,  exam fee included.
______$100 – Refresher
______$140 – Non-member (2 day fee)
_____  $70 – One Day Registration (non-member & make up exam)
______$18 a day with beverage – Box Lunch fee: Indicate choice if applicable  Choice including chips, a baked good & drink – Sandwich/wrap
Chicken tarragon salad sandwich
Roast beef sandwich
Vegetarian wrap  Select choice for each day

Thursday_______________________
Friday__________________________                       ______ Total


GCC Board Mtg
Date:  April 3, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm
Place: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA


Judges Council
Date:  April 3, 2020
Place:  Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA


Design Morning
Date:  April 7, 2020
Place: Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA


Deadline for renewing GCFM insurance
Date:  April 15, 2020


Flower Show School
Dates:  April 15-17
Place:  Doubletree by Hilton, 11 Beaver Street, Milford, MA


Environmental Workshop
Date:  April 22, 2020
Place: Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA


Earth Day
Date:  April 22, 2020


Arbor Day
Date:  April 24, 2020


Deadline for club membership dues to GCFM
Deadline for applying for Goldberg Award & Helen DeOrsay Freidberg Scholarship
Date:  May 1, 2020


Art in Bloom
Date:    Arranger’s Day ~May 1, 2020
Dates:  May 2-4, 2020
Place:  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA


“Inspired by Nature” With  Craig Bullock
International Floral Designer and Artist, Award Winning Designer and World Renowned Teacher From London England
Wallack Lecture
Date:   May 5, 2020
Time:  10:00 am
Place:
Regis College, 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA

LIMITED SEATING  – DON’T MISS OUT  Tickets $20.00

Send stamped, self addressed envelope & check  Made out to GCFM To: Penni Jenkins, 241 Elm St., Walpole MA 02081. For Ticket Information, Call or Email: Fawn Hurwitz 914-907-3184 or fhurwitz@aol.com Ruth Ann Feinberg: 617-835-5153 or ruthfeinberg@gmail.com.


GCFM Board of Directors meeting
Date:  May 6, 2020
Time: 10:30 am
Place: Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA


Horticulture Morning
Date:  May 7, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM
Place: Turkey Hill Brook Tour, Spencer, MA


Elm Bank Flower Show
Dates:  May 8-10
Place: Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA


NGC Annual Meeting
Dates: May 12-14, 2020
Place:
Milwaukee, WI


Design Morning
Date:  May 19, 2020
Place: Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA


Judges Council, Annual Meeting
Date:  May
21, 2020


National Garden Week
Dates: June 2-8, 2020


GCFM Annual Meeting
Date: June 3, 2020
Place: Dedham Hilton, 25 Allied Drive, Dedham, MA


GCC Annual Meeting
Date: June 8, 2020
Time: 11:00 am
Place: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA


GCFM Board of Directors meeting
Date:  June 10, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM


Deadline for Yearbook Directory Information
Date: June 15, 2020


Deadline: Civic & Historic Grant application, Fall Conference Awards
Date: July 1, 2020


Central South and North Flower Show
Dates: October 29-31, 2020
Place: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA