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.

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

For registration and information.Registration and Information

National Garden Week
Dates:  June 3-9, 2018

GCFM Annual Meeting ~ “Plant America, Start with a Seed”
Date:  Wed June 6, 2018
Place: DoubleTree by Hilton, 11 Beaver Street, Milford MA

8:00 am – Registration, Light Breakfast, Opportunity Drawing Sales, and Boutique Shopping
9:00 am – Call to Order – Welcome, Announcements, and Business Meeting
9:30 am – Maria Bartlett, Andover Garden Club – “Leave No Child Inside“ 9:50a – Molly Varnau, Weston Garden Club – NEGCs Laura Wetmore Conservation 9:50a – Award winning project ‘Forbes Conservation Land’
10:10 am – Cynthia Lewis, Wallaston Garden Club – ‘Kokedama’ Demonstration
10:30 am – Jane Hirschi, Executive Director City Sprouts, Cambridge MA 11:30a – Boutique Shopping and Socializing with Friends
12:30 pm – Luncheon 12:45 pm – State and National Awards Presentation
Boston Flower Show Awards 1:30 pm – ‘You can do this!’  Floral Designs using everyday flowers and containers
2:45 pm – Final Credentials Report & Adjournment

Any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact GCFM Inc., Meetings Chair Lisa Bourgeois @klbprc@comcast.net or 978-866-4846 or 978-957-3922


$55.00 if postmarked by Saturday 26 May 2018.
*NO REFUNDS or cancellations (you may send another guest in your place)
We CANNOT accept later registration or walk-in on the day of meeting. Mail Check payable to GCFM, Inc and mail to: Linda Jean Smith, 23 Bentley Lane, Chelmsford, MA 01824  Lindajean.smith@comcast.net or (978) 256-3101