Sunday, January 24, 2016

Franklin Garden Club to hear about multi-season shade gardens

The February meeting of the Franklin Garden Club will feature a program on creating multi-season shade gardens on Tuesday, February 2 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Franklin Senior Center, located at 26 Daniel McCahill Street. The program is open to all residents.

Paul Steen, a certified master gardener, will discuss the variety of plants that can be used to create an interesting and diverse shade garden, as well as various garden designs. A retired physician, he has been gardening for more than 50 years and manages a one-acre shade garden. 

Steen has served as an instructor at Tower Hills Botanic Garden, where he has taught courses on shade gardening, home greenhouse management, and tropical plants. He is a member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, where he is an Overseer and Past President of the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association.
Franklin Garden Club
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. The Club sponsors a variety of educational programs. 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 environmental or horticultural studies. Membership is open to all area residents. For further information, visit the Club website at: or email

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