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2023-2024 Programs Calendar

Board Meetings are usually held at 10:00 am on the Thursday prior to the monthly meeting.

September - 2023
Business Meeting and Program

For the first meeting of the year, we will take care of the administrative business first by collecting dues and distributing yearbooks.  Then Trudi Bessom and Betty Meyer are going to share some of their secrets for care and propagation of their favorite indoor and outdoor plants.

Meeting & Program:

Time:

Location:

Thursday, September 14

9:30 am
Stevens Hall, St. Mark's Church

Flowers for Friends

Workshop:

Time:

Location:

Tuesday, September 19

9:00 - 11:00 am
Colonial Gardens

Field Trip

Field Trip:

Time:

Location:

Thursday, September 21

10:00 am
New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

11 French Drive, Boylston, MA

October - 2023

Heritage Day Celebration

Members will staff our Heritage Day booth where we will sell bags of "Marieke" daffodil bulbs in a pretty mesh bag, complete with planting instructions.  November Guest Day tickets will be for sale at our booth.

Celebration:

Time:

Location:

Monday, October 9

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

St. Mark's Field

Business Meeting and Program

This meeting will take place in the Deerfoot Barn at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough where Erin Espinosa, Field Manager of Chestnut Hill Farm, will give us an overview of the farm, and her mission, and her work in the community.  She will also share how her work as a farm manager ties into her roll as an educator with the New Garden Society.
 

Business Meeting:

Time:

Location:

Thursday, October 12

9:30 am

Chestnut Hill Farm

Chestnut Hill Road

November - 2023

November Guest Day Set Up

Guest Day Set Up:

Time:

Location:

Wednesday, November 8

3:00 pm

Fellowship Hall - Pilgrim Church

November Guest Day

Lisa Oberholzer-Gee, an avid traveler and floral designer, will lead us in an exploration of floral design techniques from around the world using

unusual floral elements and containers.

Guest Day:

Time:

Location:

Thursday, November 9

10:00 am

Fellowship Hall - Pilgrim Church

December - 2023

Town Wreath Hanging

 Meeting:

Time:

Location:

Friday, December 8

9:00 am

6 Stowe Road

Holiday Brunch
Welcome the holidays!  Our Annual Holiday Brunch will be hosted by the ever gracious Michele Landes. 

Holiday Brunch:

Time:

Location:

Thursday, December 14

10:00 am

12 Wyndemere Drive

Greens Workshop
Create a beautiful holiday arrangement to enjoy at home or give as a gift.

Workshop:

Time:

Location:

Tuesday, December 19

10:00 am

Stevens Hall, St. Mark's Church

Flowers for Friends
 

Workshop:

Time:

Location:

Tuesday, December 19

10:00 am

Stevens Hall, St. Mark's Church

January - 2024

Business Meeting and Program

Warren Leach of Tranquil Lake Nurseries in Rehobeth, MA will give a PowerPoint presentation on "Drought Tolerant Gardening and Landscaping".  He will illustrate how much can be done in landscaping without the use of an irrigation system and what plants have drought survival mechanisms which make them survivors in our ever-changing climate.

Meeting & Program:

Time:

Location:

Thursday, January 11

9:30 am
Stevens Hall, St. Mark's Church

February - 2024

Business Meeting and Design Workshop

A native of France, floral designer Isabelle Zee from "Les Bouques du Grillon" will lead a floral workshop.  Isabelle has lived and traveled around the world.  She grew up surrounded by flowers and, while traveling, she took classes for pleasure.  Before she started "Les Bouquets dou Grillon", Isabelle trained under Jean Louis Anxoine, the owner of the Jean Louis Anxoine School in France.  Anxoine is a world-renowned floral designer admired for his professionalism and orignial designs.

Meeting & Program:

Time:

Location:

Thursday, February 8

9:30 am

Stevens Hall, St. Mark's Church

March - 2024

Business Meeting and Program

Caroline Rossen and Marilyn Stivers will demonstrate how to make a moss kokedama, in English, literally a "moss ball" on which an ornamental plant grows.  Kokedama originated in Japan,

where it is a combination of the nearai (literally "root wash" but meaning "no pot") bonsai

and kusamomo planting styles.  Like other vertical gardens, kokedama are visually

interesting while saving space at the same time.

Meeting & Program:

Time:

Location:

Thursday, March 14

9:30 am
Stevens Hall, St. Mark's Church

April - 2024

Business Meeting and Program

Elizabeth Pyle Hammond, owner of Bottle Branch, will describe how her work as a botanist doing research in the Amazon, and her passion for plants and flowers, led to her trying some unique photography techniques which she formed into the successful business she runs today.

Meeting & Program:

Time:

Location:

Thursday, April 11

9:30 am
116 Main Street

Field Trip

A visit to "Tulip Mania" at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Garden at Elm Bank 

Field Trip:

Time:

Location:

Tentative Date, April 19

10:00 am
Elm Bank

900 Washington Street, Wellesley

May - 2024

Annual Plant Sale

Plant Drop-off:

Time:

Location:

Friday, May 17
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Community House

Spring Plant Sale:

Time:

Location:

Saturday, May 18

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Community House

June - 2024
Flowers for Friends

Workshop:

Time:

Location:

Tuesday, June 11

9:00 - 11:00 am

Colonial Gardens

Annual Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting

Luncheon & Meeting:

Time:

Location:

Thursday, June 13

11:00 am

Romaine's Kitchen and Bar

299 West Main Street, Northborough

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Box 184, Southborough, MA  01772

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