The Franklin Garden Club, which is now affiliated with the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, will hold its first meeting of the 2015-16 season on Tuesday, September 1 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Franklin Senior Center, located at 26 Daniel McCahill Street.
Membership is open to all members of the community. Those interested in joining the club are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about the club’s activities and services. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring a perennial to swap with others.
Franklin Garden Club
The Franklin Garden Club was founded in 1987 and became a member of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. in 2015. Activities include a combination of education and service. Speakers provide information on different garden related topics.
Members volunteer to plant and maintain the Veteran’s Memorial Garden at the Town Common, distribute pine tree seedlings to all first graders in Franklin schools, and provide a scholarship to a graduating senior pursuing an education in horticulture or environmental studies. Members also participate in a yearly fundraiser, enjoy field trips to area gardens, plan a holiday dinner and auction and provide support to each other with gardening challenges.
“A varied program has been planned for the coming year,” noted Susan Childers, club co-president. Monthly programs include presentations by experts on: Developing a Rain Garden (October), Creating Holiday Arrangements (December), Designing a Multi-Season Shade Garden (February), Planting and Maintaining Iris (March), Cooking with Kim and Fresh Vegetables (April), and The Wadsworth Farm in Franklin (May). Other activities include field trips to Spooktacular and the Boston Flower Show, cleaning of the Common in the fall and spring, the annual holiday auction, and tours of member gardens (June).
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