Our Photo Gallery


The first stop on our tour of the landscape at the Deerfoot House was the chapel, the first building on the property.  The town's

first Episcopal chapel, later the stone cutting workshop as
the home was built.


Home owner Jon Delli Priscoli described the process of restoring the stone chapel.  All the fixtures, furnishing and art were collected over years by Mr. Priscoli.


The restored carriage house has an event space and commercial kitchen that will allow the chapel and the carriage house to host small weddings, baptisms and community holiday events.


The main house has taken several years to restore.  The second and third floors are complete and are now being furnished.  The main floor is nearing completion and the owner hopes it will be move in ready for the holidays.


Mr. Priscoli explained how the electrical systems were updated without damaging the walls. 

The gold leaf was applied by skilled craftspeople.  Some of the lighting was collected from historic homes in Newport.


The property's landscape designer Michael Weishan said more than 2000 rose bushes were planted, including English Roses in the formal garden and around the foundation where their fragrance can be appreciated.


Michele Landes demonstrates

different ways to approach designing with our fresh cut flowers and, perhaps, with

additional greens from

our own yards.

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Michele placed a single stem in each of four little vases, created an arrangement in a favorite

blue and white vase, and

made interesting horizontal arrangement in a pretty vase


Caroline Rossen created this

lovely arrangement to feature

not just the flowers but a

favorite vase as well.


Elizabeth Martins designs a dramatic tall arrangement to compliment her pretty tall vase.

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A member or guest created this colorful arrangement with all different varieties and

colors of flowers from

Ferjulian's Flower Farm.

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This pretty creation highlights flowers in every possible

shade of pink from pale

to deep!


Laurie Macauda designed this graceful bouquet to compliment her gorgeous cut crystal vase.    It features a wonderful variety

of blooms in whites, pinks

and purples.


Jane Davis designs with

bright pink and orange

flowers she picked at

Ferjulian's Flower Farm.

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A closer look at the little arrangement Jane is working

on in the photo to the left.  Stunning Asian lilies

inspired the design.


Cathy Neidich picked big

yellow and blue/violet blooms at Ferjulian's Flower Farm and added big hydrangeas

blooms cut at home.

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This design takes advantage of some of the wonderful colors zinnea grow in... along with other bright summer blooms.

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This colorful arrangement

in bright jewel tones was designed by Michele Landes.


Salli Hegarty tries out a suggestion Michele made

during her presentation... designing her bouquet in her hand and before placing it

into her vase.


Members and guest gather around to admire the arrangements and notice how different they all are!  Michelle

pointed out ideas that worked well and offered hints we

can all keep in mind.

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This sizable arrangement is

blast of different colors and textures.  It  goes wide to take advantage or the wide container it's built in.

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These are three different varieties of honeysuckle that looked gorgeous and smelled just as pretty as they looked.  Note the interesting branch structure created by a local craftsman.

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This fun fellow was part of a sculpture exhibit at Weezie's Garden for Children at Elm Bank.  He became such a favorite with the kids that Mass. Hort. purchased him.

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At the end of our Elm Bank tour our grateful group posed for a photo with our wonderful tour guide.  Note another branch structure in the background.  This one is intended to give visitors a view of the gardens from above.

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Part of the Bressingham Garden at Elm Bank in Wellesley.  The garden was designed by Adrian Bloom to echo his own garden in Bressingham, England.

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Part of the Bressingham Garden at Elm Bank with a view toward the Manor House, designed for Alice Cheney-Beltzell, the last person to live on the property.

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Our knowledgeable (and entertaining) Elm Bank tour guide show us a favorite gardening book by Adrian Bloom, his most recent.

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Blue Ribbon Winner Marilyn Stivers used gorgeous spring blooms and her signature open style to create this delicate but dramatic arrangement. 

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Julie Lapham, one of our Blue Ribbon Winners, used a variety of beautiful and unique roses to created this arrangement.

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Michele Landes won a

Blue Ribbon for this

arrangement at a Newport Flower Show

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This graceful arrangement in shades of white was created

by Trudy Bessom, one of

our Blue Ribbon Winners.

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Veda Greene was a Blue Ribbon Winner at a Boston Flower

Show with this lovely little arrangement.

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Phyllis Bezanson and Jayne Grieco interpreted Phyllis's beautiful painting which graced the cover of the award winning "Perennial Palette" cookbook.

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​Judy Quinlan created this pretty floral version of a painting in  our "Perennial Palette" cookbook

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Louise Turner's used beautiful flowers and colorful veggies to interpret a painting from our "Perennial Palette" cookbook.

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Danielle O'Connell and Caroline Rossen demonstrate that "not all Spring bouquets are made of flowers" in their interpretation of a "Perennial Palette" painting.



Betty Meyer's interpretation of her own painting from the "Perennial Palette" cookbook.


Mary Coldwell's interpretation of the painting she created

for the "Perennial Palette" cookbook.



Jan DeWolf created this charming arrangement that calls to mind our planting projects around Southborough.

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Celebrating our Holiday Wreath Sale...
Basket by Colleen Harper
Cake Stand by Elaine Holmes

& Hanging Wreath by

Amy Coombs

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Shelley Dropkin's arrangement interprets an annual Spring Plant Sale scenario.


Joyce Macknauskas and Salli Hegarty's interpretation of the Triangle plantings at Rt. 85,

(including the traffic).  The triangle is one our ongoing community projects.


Sandra Peters' cheerful arrangment interprets

Gardeners plantings at the

Rt. 85 Triangle.


Laurie Macauda and Elizabeth Martins created this interpretation of the Library Urns in the Fall.


Michele Landes shows us

her perspective on the

greenhouse of the supplier

of geraniums for our

Spring Plant Sale.

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Danielle O'Connell's lovely creation shows her take on  our plantings in the Library Urns along with a town light post that happened to be centered between them

in a photo.



Cathy Neidich and Barb Kantorski created this arrangement reminiscent of the Library Urns planted for spring.

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Denise Baker designed this gorgeous and dramatic arrangement based upon her interpretation of the

Library Urns.

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This striking arrangement

by Caroline Rossen was inspired by autumn plantings in the Library Urns.

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Sue Conti shows us how "Flowers for Friends" can use flowers from our back yards for bouquets to cheer Southborough seniors and other friends around town.

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Members enjoy a delicious lunch and celebrate a successful Spring Plant Sale and 50th Anniversary Flower Show.  Thank you to  Diana Lindon and her volunteer cooks and bakers!

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We had a huge selection

of geraniums in a variety of fabulous colors!

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Shoppers find a wide variety of plants donated by members

from their own gardens.

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Members meet early to set up

the Spring Plant Sale on the Community Center Lawn.



Geraniums and impatiens

spend the night before the

Spring Plant Sale on the deck

of the Community House.



Member volunteers unload

a truck full of geraniums

and impatiens the day

before that sale.

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Judy Quinlan created a

lovely arrangement as a demonstration at our

50th Anniversary luncheon.

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Southborough Gardeners President Danielle O'Connell at our

50th Anniversary Celebration luncheon at the Framingham Country Club

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Colleen Harper and
Elaine Holmes with their

"Wabi Sabi" style arrangments.

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Long time members

enjoy visiting at the 50th

Anniversary Luncheon


Michele Landes hosted our Holiday Brunch and demonstrated three arrangements with the same group of flowers

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Current president Danielle OConnell with past president Louise Turner at our

Holiday Brunch.


Michele Landes and Caroline Rossen help assemble wreaths for our annual holiday wreath sale.


Members help assemble wreaths for our annual holiday

wreath sale.

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One of the beautiful wreaths

created for our 2021 holiday wreath sale.


One of the matching pair of urns in front of the Southborough Library.  The urns are planted seasonally (spring here) and maintained by our members.

One of the matching pair of urns in front of the Southborough Library.  The urns are planted seasonally and maintained by our members.


One of the matching pair of urns in front of the Southborough Library.  The urns are planted seasonally and maintained by our members.

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A town planter planted for Spring by member

Joyce Macknauskas.

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Members seasonally plant the Southborough traffic island

and maintain it.

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Members seasonally plant the Southborough traffic island

and maintain it.

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Member volunteers brighten downtown Southborough for a COVID flower flash!

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A Southborough Gardeners

town beautification project,

the renovation of the

Library Garden.

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Members visit a local

greenhouse to select beautiful plants for our annual

Spring Plant Sale.

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Our annual Spring Plant Sale

is all set up and ready to

open at Southborough's Community House.

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Geranium Sale !

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Spring Plant Sale volunteers pose with Mothers' Day arrangements created by our members.

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Members volunteer at the

Spring Plant Sale.

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Members of the Spring Plant Sale set up team pose with the Club banner.

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Members volunteer at the

Spring Plant Sale.

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