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9/14/2016 7:00 P.M. Garden Club of Norfolk, presents Sara Crotty "Orchids 101"
Speaker is Sara Crotty and her presentation will be on Orchids 101. Learn about the four basics of orchid culture - temperature, water, light and fertilizer. Discover the different types of orchids and their varying cultural requirements . The talk also includes an overview of potting concepts. Mrs. Crotty is the vice president of the Mass. Orchid Society. Guests welcome.

Location: Norfolk Library
Contact: Helena Drolette, 508-816-7000 or
9/26/2016 5:30 PM -
7:30 PM
Plymouth GC, presents "September Sunset Soiree" Fall Fundraiser

The event will bring together club members, their families and friends, and the organizations we support to celebrate the start of a new season.

The two-hour cocktail gathering will take place at the elegant Mirbeau Inn & Spa at the Pinehills. Guests will enjoy hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and cash bar in the Henri-Marie Room and spacious outdoor terrace. During the evening, they will bid on exciting silent auction items, win floral door prizes created by club members, and play a mystery grab bag game for a small donation.

The Plymouth Garden Club is a 501-C3 non-profit organization; all proceeds support our scholarship fund and community projects.

Location: Mirabeau Inn & Spa at the Pinehills in Plymouth
Cost: $40 (single), $75 (pair)
Contact: Linda O'Neill @ 508-759-1870
9/26/2016 Northeastern District Coffee (Contact District Director for address & time)
9/28/2016 Metro District Coffee
Location: Wellesley Community Center
10/13/2016 9:00 A.M. -
12 noon
South Shore District Coffee

Each club to bring a Raffle item
Location: Norwell Science Center 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell
10/18/2016 -
The GCFM Judges' Council present "National Garden Clubs' Symposium Advanced Study for Flower Show Judges"
Horticulturalists, Floral Artists, Accredited Judges and Students,
Garden Club members and friends...

Join us at
Tuesday - Thursday, October 18-20, 2016
presented by
The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Judges’ Council.
Judges’ Council and 2016 Symposium Chairman, Thelma Shoneman

Engaging and Informative Presentations by
National Garden Clubs, Inc. Accredited Flower Show Schools Instructors:
Darlene Newell, Horticulture “Ferns & Chrysanthemums”;
Allied Subject “Bee - It’s Good to be Queen”
Mary B. Huntoon, Design “Ins and Outs of Space”
Kaye B. Vosburgh, Allied Subject “Design Influences - East Meets West”

Attend for credit, enlightenment or fun!
You will enjoy stimulating presentations, camaraderie and
delicious culinary offerings by the Hotel’s renowned chef!

The New England Region Annual Meeting precedes Symposium on October 17, 2016.
Vera Bowen, NER Director
Location: The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 11 Beaver Street, Milford, MA 001757 508-478-7010
Attachment: 2016 SYMPOSIUM GCFM web Cover Page
10/25/2016 GCFM Fall Meeting
Location: Holiday Inn, Boxborough, MA
10/27/2016 -
Landscape Design School
Location: Massachusetts Horticulture Society, Wellesley
Contact: Maureen O'Brien Chair
11/1/2016 7:00 P.M. Franklin GC, presents "Pots with Pizzazz"
This is a joint program with the Franklin, Millis and Norfolk garden clubs. Enchanted Gardens will teach us how to create pots with pizzazz!

Public is welcome.
Location: Franklin Senior Center 10 Daniel McCahill St. Franklin
Contact: Rebecca Miller @
11/1/2016 10:00 A.M. Landscape Design Council present Kerry Ann Mendez, "Perennially Yours Heavenly Plants for Hellstrips"
Location: Massachusetts Horticulture Society, Wellesley
11/2/2016 GCFM Board Meeting
Location: The Espousal Center 554 Lexington St. Waltham, MA
11/3/2016 7:00 P.M. Salem GC & Peabody GC, present "Art in Bloom Road Show"
Salem Garden Club Co-Presidents Paula Contilli and Ellen Sweet and the Peabody Garden Club Co-Presidents Tina Smith and MaryEllen Widberg have teamed up to welcome "Art in Bloom" from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

This program features Meade Fasciano, Senior Associate of the MFA, who will present the behind the scenes story of Art in Bloom, and, award winning floral designer, Linda Ladd, a nationally accredited flower show judge, who will present a live floral interpretation of a work of art.

Location: Knights of Columbus, 97 Washington Square, Salem, MA
Cost: Guests welcome $5 donation suggested
Contact: Paula Contilli, 978-852-7062
11/3/2016 -
Environmental Studies School
Location: UTEC 35 Warren St., Lowell, MA
11/4/2016 -
Central North/Central Flower Show
11/8/2016 Horticulture Morning
11/14/2016 10:30 a.m. -
12:30 p.m.
Back to Basics
Register for series before September 26, 2016.
Location: Espousal Center 554 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA
Attachment: BACK TO BASICs 2016
11/15/2016 9:30 A.M. Needham GC, presents "Holiday Wreaths & Centerpieces" with Richard O'Mara
Richard O'Mara, the talented owner of Cedar Grove Gardens, will demonstrate his techniques for making festive and unique holiday wreaths and centerpieces.
Location: Needham Congregational Church, 1180 Great Plain Ave, Needam
Cost: The meeting is free however monetary donations are always appreciated!
11/16/2016 7:00 P.M. North Reading GC Annual Holiday Silver Tea, "There's No Place Like Home"

Program persenter is Bert Ford, Floral Designer

Location: Union Congregational Church 148 Haverhill Street North Reading, MA
Cost: $15 (at the door), $12 (advance sale)
Contact: Zelma Greenstein 978-664-3489 or Patti Neals 978-664-1568
12/3/2016 9:00 A.M. -
2:00 P.M.
Needham GC, presents "Annual Wreath Sale"
Decorated wreaths, boxwood trees and holiday centerpieces will be available for sale. Be sure to come early for the best selection!
Location: Needham Congregational Church, Administrative Bldg, 1180 Great Plain Ave, Needham
12/3/2016 9:00 A.M. -
2:00 P.M.
Danvers GC presents its "Annual Greens Sale"
Wreaths/with Bow, Boxwood Trees, Kissing Balls, Greens Baskets of various sizes, Holiday Arrangements, Baked Goods and Raffle!
Location: Endicott Park Carriage House, Forest St., Danvers, MA
Contact: Julie McCarriston jmccarriston@verizon,net
12/3/2016 9:30 A.M. -
4:00 P.M. (or until sold out)
Salem GC, "Annual Christmas Boutique"

The Salem Garden Club will host its annual Christmas Boutique which features for sale uniquely decorated fresh wreaths, center pieces, sprays, boxwood trees and much more. Each item is handmade by the talented Club members. Funds raised are reinvested into the community through the Clubs civic endeavors.

Location: Hawthorne Hotel Library Function Rm, 18 Washington Sq. W, Salem, MA
Contact: Tracy Rubin, 978-590-0650
12/6/2016 6:00 P.M. Friendly GC, presents "Holiday Happenings" with Robby Atherton of Rose Hip Farm
"Holiday Happenings" fundraiser with design presenter Robby Atherton of Rose Hip Farm, plus greenery sales, and refreshments.
Location: Cove Community Center, 19 East Corning St., Beverly, MA
Contact: For Tickets, Contact 978-381-3597.
12/7/2016 GCFM Board Meeting
Location: The Espousal Center 554 Lexington St. Waltham, MA
12/11/2016 Lexington F&GC, "Home for the Holidays Tour"
1/17/2017 9:30 A.M. Needham GC, presents "Art in Bloom" with Marisa McCoy
Award winning floral designer, Marisa McCoy will demonstrate how to interpret art through flowers. She will provide a live demonstration of how to create beautiful floral arrangements. Marisa will show how fun and wast it is to participate in Needham's annual "Art in Bloom" at Needham Public Library held during the first week of March 2017.
Location: Needham Congregational Church, 1180 Great Plain Ave, Needam
Cost: The meeting is free however monetary donations are always appreciated!
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