GCFM and National Garden Club Events

National Garden Club Fund Raiser
There was an overwhelming response to the PLANT AMERICA Community Project Grants Program. 415 garden clubs applied in the first year of this new NGC program! This is wonderful that so many clubs are active in their communities. In order for this fund to increase so that NGC can give more grants, P. Allen Smith is providing a fundraising
opportunity for PLANT AMERICA Grants Beginning March 1 and ending June 15, National Garden Clubs will be selling plants selected by P. Allen Smith. This promotion, entitled Inspiring Gardens Across America, includes three different collections of
plants. Each item was chosen because of a special feature in its hybridization for performance or beauty or for its limited availability in the general marketplace.

1. Peony Flowering Daylily Collection
2. Sunpatiens® ‘Razzle Dazzle’ Collection
3. Whitewashed Wooden Stand with Succulents

More detailed descriptions of these plants are included on the NGC webpage and orders can be placed NGC Website Online Shop.


Environmental Studies School Series 5, Course 3: The Living Earth – Air and Related Issues & ECC Annual Meeting
Sponsored by: GCFM, Inc. and Accredited by: National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Dates:  Sat and Sun Nov 3-4, 2018
Times:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (includes time for optional exam on Sunday)
Place:  Elm Bank, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA
Fee:     #$130 (includes exam)

For more information contact: Betty Sanders, ESS Chairman, 508-359-9453.


Design Workshops 2018-2019
Date:  Nov 6, 2018, Apr 2, 2019 and May 14, 2019
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place:  Hunnewell Bldg, Mass Hort, Elm Bank, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA

Fee: for all three sessions $140.00 – includes all materials and instruction.

If a registrant cannot make any workshop they may designate someone to take their place at the workshop or someone to take their flowers and container home to them.   All attendees will need to bring:  Clippers, or floral snippers, notebook, a box to carry your arrangement home in and a clean-up bag.

Note:  Should schools be closed in Wellesley due to snow, the workshop will be rescheduled to the next day.

Please mail your check for $140.00, made out to the GCFM, Inc. to: Beverly Sorrentino 16 Alden Circle, Reading  MA 01867. Please contact Beverly with any questions at bevrig2@verizon.net.

Include the following information:  (PLEASE PRINT)

NAME:

ADDRESS:

GARDEN CLUB;

TELEPHONE NUMBER:

EMAIL:  (CLEARLY PRINTED)

SPACE will be LIMITED TO 90 PEOPLE – AND WILL BE ON A STRICTLY FIRST COME BASIS.


 GCFM Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Nov 7, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Place: Espousal Center, 554 Lexington Street, Waltham MA


Back to Basics with Marisa McCoy
Date:  Nov 12, 2018
Time:  10:30 am
Place: Espousal Center, 554 Lexington Street, Waltham MA

Marisa McCoy will present traditional and contemporary Cascade Designs..


GCFM Deadline IRS and State filing
Date:  Nov 15, 2018


GCFM Deadline for Award applications & Poetry & Essay contests
Date: Dec 1, 2018


GCFM Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Dec 5, 2018
Time:  10:30 am
Place: Espousal Center, 554 Lexington Street, Waltham MA 


Gardening Consultant’s Council Board Meeting
Date:  Jan 17, 2019  


Design Morning
Date: Jan 22, 2019 (Snow date – Jan 23, 2019)
Time:  10:30 am
Place: Elm Bank, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA


Judges Council
Date:  Jan 25, 2019
Place: Elm Bank, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA


GCFM Deadline for college scholarship applications
Date:  Mar 1, 2019  


Back to Basics
Date:  Mar 4, 2019 (Snow Date – Mar 5, 2019)
Time:  10:30 am
Place: Espousal Center, 554 Lexington Street, Waltham MA


GCFM Board of Directors Meeting
Date:  Mar 6, 2019
Time: 1
0:30 am
Place: Espousal Center, 554 Lexington Street, Waltham MA


Design Morning
Date:  Mar 12, 2019
Time:  9:30 am-12:30 pm
Place:  Elm Bank, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 


Boston Flower and Garden Show
Dates:  Mar 13-17, 2019
Place:   Seaport Trade Center, Boston MA


Gardening Consultant’s Council Board Meeting
Date:  Mar 14, 2019  


Programs Workshop @ Elm Bank
Date:  Mar 19, 2019
Place: Elm Bank, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 


Programs Workshop @ Tower Hill
Date:  Mar 27, 2019
Place:  Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 


Horticulture Morning
Date:  Mar 26, 2019
Time:
10:30 am


Judges Council
Date:  Mar 29, 2019
Place: Elm Bank, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 


GCFM Board of Directors Meeting
Date:  Apr 3, 2019
Time: 
10:30 am
Place:  Espousal Center, 554 Lexington Street, Waltham MA


Gardening Study School
Dates:  Apr 11-12, 2019
Place: 
Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 


Deadline for renewing GCFM insurance
Date:  Apr 15, 2019


Back to Basics
Date:  Apr 15, 2019
Time:  10:30 am
Place: Espousal Center, 554 Lexington Street, Waltham MA

Linda Ladd will present on Featured Plant Material Designs and Elaine DiGiovanni will present on Grouped Mass Designs.


Central South & Central North Annual Meeting
Date:  Apr 16, 2019


Earth Day
Date:  Apr 22, 2019


Arbor Day
Date:  Apr 26, 2019


Art in Bloom
Dates:  Apr 27-29, 2019


NGC Annual Convention
Dates:  Apr 29-May 2, 2019
Place:  
Biloxi, Mississippi


GCFM Deadline for club membership dues & for applying for Goldberg Award & Helen DeOrsay Freidberg Scholarship
Date:  May 1, 2019


GCFM Board of Directors meeting
Date:  May 8, 2019        
Time: 10:30 am
Place: Espousal Center, 554 Lexington Street, Waltham MA


Horticulture Morning
Date:  May 21, 2019     
Time: 10:30 am


National Garden Week
Dates:  June 2-8, 2019


GCFM Annual Meeting  new officers
Date:  June 5, 2019


Gardening Consultant’s Council Annual Meeting
Date:  June 10, 2019


GCFM Board of Directors meeting
Date:  June 12, 2019
Time:
10:30 am
Place: Espousal Center, 554 Lexington Street, Waltham MA


CGFM Deadline for Yearbook Directory Information
Date:  June 15, 2019


GCFM Deadline: Civic & Historic Grant application, Fall Conference Awards
Date:  July 1, 2019

Advertisements