GCFM and National Garden Club Events

2017 Schedule – Schools and workshops

Take Me To The Fair ~ The Design Division of a Standard Flower Show
Sponsored by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. and The Marshfield Agricultural & Horticultural Society
Dates:  August 18 to 27, 2017
Place:   Marshfield Fair Route 3A, Marshfield, MA

Class 11   Chicago 1893 – The Ferris Wheel A Design, Freedom of Choice, inspired by this symbol of fun and fairs everywhere. Eligible for the Designers Choice Award 4 Entries Class 2     Paris 1889 – The Eiffel Tower – A Multi Rhythmic Design using this icon as inspiration. Eligible for the Designers Choice Award 4 Entries
Class 4     Seattle 1962 – The Space Needle A Creative Design, Freedom of Choice, evocative of this structure. Eligible for the Designers Choice Award 4 Entries
Class 5     Montreal 1964 – The Biosphere_ A Traditional Mass Design reminiscent of this Canadian symbol Eligible for the Tri Color Award 4 Entries
Class 6     China 2010 – The China Pavilion A Design, Freedom of Choice, reflecting the Pavilion Architecture. Eligible for the Tri Color Award 4 Entries
Unless otherwise noted, all designs are staged in front of a backboard 30” wide by 40” high with a 30” square underlay, placed on a platform 33” high.
Contact Teri Mallory, terinp@verizon.net To help control costs and reduce waste, all correspondence with exhibitors will be via email unless otherwise requested. Be sure to check your email often for Show updates.

NCG Fall Board Meeting – St Louis
Dates:  Sept 13-16

Back to Basics
Dates:  Mon Sept 18, 2017, Mon Nov 13, 2017, Mon Feb 26, 2018 (snow date Feb 27, 2018)
Time:  10:30 am-12:30 pm
Place:   Espousal Retreat House and Conference Center, 554 Lexington St., Waltham MA 02452

Join us for a series of interactive programs with distinguished Massachusetts Designers Demonstrating how to create designs. This workshop is a series of interactive programs with distinguished Massachusetts designers demonstrating how to create designs.  Check on details and find costs and registration forms at www.gcfm.org. Total Fee: $45.00 for all three sessions. Make checks payable to GCFM, Inc. Please mail check and registration to: Ruth Evans, 11 Willowbrook Drive, Framingham, MA 01702. Registration deadline: September 15, 2017.

Horticultural Mornings
Dates:  Sept 19, Nov 7, April 2, 2018

Environmental School
Sponsored by the Garden Club Federation of Mass.
Date:   Sept 23-24, 2017
Place:  UTEC, 37 Warren Street, Lowell MA

Subjects to be covered:

  • Ecology – Land
  • Plants – Agriculture
  • Environmental Science – Resources
  • Wildlife – The Misunderstoods
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Earth Stewardship – Gardening with Nature
  • Source Reduction of Pollutants
  • Field Study of the Land

Recommended Reading:  Bringing Nature Home by Douglas W. Tallamy  and Living in the Environment by G. Tyler Miller, Jr., 7th edition or later

For more information, contact:  Leigh Cameron, ESS Chairman, 978-703-0813, leighb.cameron@gmail.com. Registration form.

Central South District Coffee
Date:  Sept 28, 2017

Topsfield Fair
Dates: Sept 29-Oct 8

Design Workshop
Dates:  October 10, 2017,  January 16, 2018,  April 10, 2018
Place:  Massachusetts Horticultural Society 900 Washington St., Wellesley MA 02482

This workshop is a series of three hands on sessions includes instruction and materials.

GCFM Fall Conference
Date:  Oct 25

Landscape Design School
Sponsored by the Garden Club Federation of Mass.
Date:   Sat-Mon Oct 28-30, 2017
Place:  Massachusetts Horticulture Society, 900 Washington St., Elm Bank, Wellesley MA

NEGCs Fall Meeting – Providence, RI
Date: October 30-31
NGC SymposiumProvidence, RI
Date:  Oct 31, 2017-Nov 2, 2017

“Victoria’s Secret Revealed”
Sponsored by the Scholarship Committee of The Garden Club Federation of Mass., Inc.
Date:   Wed Nov 8, 2017
Time:  9:30 am – 1:15 pm
Place: The Double Tree Hilton Hotel, 11 Beaver Street, Milford, MA

A Scholarship Fundraiser High Tea presenting: Candace Morganstern of Rhode Island, Internationally known Designer as well as a Victorian Hat Contest. More secrets to be revealed! Donation is $60.00. Tickets are available from Diane Bullock, Event Chairman, Leslie Frost, Vice Chairman, District Directors and Fundraiser Committee members. By mail send check payable to: The GCFM, Inc. and mail to Diane Bullock, 456 Shore Road, Cape Neddick, ME 03902 or Leslie Frost, 31 Lowell Street, Andover MA 01810.

Boston Flower Show
Dates: March 14-18, 2018

Programs Workshop at Elm Bank
Date:  March 20, 2018

Programs Workshop at Tower Hill
Date:  March 28, 2018

Civic Beautification Workshop
Date:  March 29, 2018

Earth Day
Date:  April 21, 2018

Wallack Program
Date:  April 24, 2018

Arbor Day
Date:  April 27, 2018

Art in Bloom
Dates:  April 27-29, 2018

NGC Annual Meeting – Philadelphia, PA
Dates:  May 21-24, 2018

National Garden Week
Dates:  June 3-9, 2018

GCFM Annual Meeting
Date:  June 6, 2018