GCFM and National Garden Club Events

2017 Schedule – Schools and workshops

Northern Exposure – Newsletter of the New England Garden Clubs, Inc.

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. 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.  BACK TO BASICS reg form

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

Gather at 9:30, convene at 10:00 at the McAuliffe Library, 746 Water St., Framingham. Club Presidents and Treasurers urged to attend, all others welcome.

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

Joint Meeting of the New England Garden Clubs
Dates:  Mon-Tues Oct 30-31, 2017
Place:  The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI

Our NEGC Director will be joined by Nancy Hargroves NGC President. This will be an exciting event as we welcome both our NEGC Director and NGC President. We are having a Flower Show: Barbara Blossom has written a wonderful schedule and we look forward to seeing the beautiful horticulture and designs. The Flower Show Schedule is available on the New England website http://www.ngcner.org and on RI website http://www.rigardenclubs.org.

NGC SymposiumProvidence, RI
Date:  Oct 31, 2017-Nov 2, 2017
2:00-4:00 P.M. REGISTRATION 4:15 P.M. WELCOME 4:30-5:30 P.M. ALLIED SUBJECT presented by Dottie Howatt

7:00 A.M. REGISTRATION 8:00 A.M. ANNOUNCEMENTS 8:15 A.M. ALLIED SUBJECT presented by Cathy Felton 9:15 A.M. BREAK
9:30 A.M. HORTICULTURE presented by Dottie Howatt 11:30 A.M. LUNCHEON 12:45 P.M. HORTICULTURE 2:45 P.M. BREAK 3 – 5:00 P.M. HORTICULTURE EXAM

7:30 A.M. REGISTRATION 8:00 A.M. ANNOUNCEMENTS 8:15 A.M. DESIGN presented by Claudia Bates 10:15 A.M. BREAK
10:30 A.M. DESIGN, (continued) 11:30 A.M. LUNCHEON 12:45 P.M. DESIGN (continued) 1:45 P.M. BREAK 2 – 4:00 P.M. DESIGN EXAM

The Registration deadline is OCTOBER 9, 2017. There will be a late fee of $10.00 for all registrations received after that date. See above information about Annual meeting for hotel registration information and how to get a brochure from web sites.

“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