Saturday, August 25, 2018

Franklin Garden Club Offers Many Programs

The Franklin Garden Club will offer an array of educational programs for the 2018-2019 season. The first meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, September 4 at the Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel Cahill Street, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. 

An informal social get-together will take place at from 6:30 – 7:00 PM. The meeting is open to the public, including those interested in becoming a member of the Garden Club.

This year’s programming schedule is: September 4: Kick-off Meeting and Perennial Swap; October 2: Climate Reality, Climate Voices; November 6: “H” is for Daylilies; December 4: Holiday Auction; February 5: Gardening for Butterflies and Other Pollinators; March 5: Hydroponic Gardening; April 2: Creating Spring Tulip Wreaths; May 7: Container Gardening: June 5 – Annual Meeting. The Club engages recognized gardening experts to present the programs.

Three field trips are planned, one to Heritage Gardens in Sandwich, MA in October, the second to the Boston Flower Show in March, and the third to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in late spring. 

Club community service activities include planting and maintenance of the Franklin Town Common gardens and the planters at the Franklin Library, sponsorship of an annual scholarship awarded to a high school graduate, distribution of pine tree seedlings in the elementary schools and special projects with other community organizations.

“The Garden Club, founded in 1987, offers members a wonderful opportunity to learn new information and tips from experts and fellow members related to many different aspects of gardening,” noted Janice Cederquist and Susan Childers, co-presidents. “We welcome anyone who is interested to attend the first meeting to learn more about the Club and planned activities.”

The Franklin Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts.

Franklin Garden Club Offers Many Programs
Franklin Garden Club Offers Many Programs

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