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4/7/2014 10:00 A.M. GCFM Horticulture Mornings, "Betty Sanders: Vegetables for your garden."
GCFM, Horticulture Mornings.
RESCHEDULED: Monday, April 7, 2014 10 AM.
BETTY SANDERS, "VEGETABLES FOR YOUR GARDEN." Garden-keeper of Mass. Horticultural Society's bountiful vegetable garden at Elm Bank, Betty shows us how to grow delicious vegetables

Location: South Church 41 Central Street, Andover, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 at the door (members and guests welcome!)
Contact: Betsy Williams 978-470-0911 or
4/9/2014 10:00 A.M. -
2:00 P.M.
Northeastern District Annual Meeting & Luncheon "Vegetable Gardening-Tips for a Better Garden" with Betty Sanders

Cost: $38 RSVP by March 25, 2014

please send check to Ellen Todd, 4 Brooks Circle, Beverly, MA 01915


Location: Danversport Yacht Club 161 Elliott St. Danvers (Garden Terrace Room)
Cost: $38 R.S.V.P. by 3/25/2014
4/11/2014 10:00 A.M. South Shore District Luncheon with speaker/demonstrator Richard O'Meara
Location: Easton Country Club, Easton, Massachusetts
Cost: $35
4/15/2014 10:00 A.M. -
1:00 P.M.
Program Workshop I

Location: Tower Hill Botanic Garden 11 French Drive Boylston, MA
Attachment: 4GARDEN CLUBS invited to Program Workshop 2014
4/17/2014 Wollaston GC, presents Presidents Tea with Elaine DeGiovanni & Linda Ladd Floral Arrangers

Location: Wollaston Congregational Church Social Hall 48 Winthrop Ave. Wollaston
Cost: Invitations will be sent to all South Shore District Presidents including a guest
4/23/2014 10:00 A.M. -
1:00 P.M.
Program Workshop II
Speakers describe programs for club representatives. Must preregister see attachment

Location: Espousal Center, Waltham
Attachment: 4GARDEN CLUBS invited to Program Workshop 2014(1)
4/25/2014 -
3:00 P.M. (4/25) 8:00 A.M. (4/26) -
6:00 P.M. (4/25), 12 (noon)
Middlesex Conservation District Spring Plant Sale
Location: 4H Fairgrounds Westford, Ma
Contact: or call 978-692-9395
4/25/2014 -
Art in Bloom
Location: Museum of Fine Arts
4/28/2014 10:00 A.M. GCFM Horticulture Mornings "Hydrangeas for every landscape" presented by Mal Condon
Mal Condon, owner of the Nantucket Hydrangea Farm, shares his extensive knowledge of all things hydrangea.
Location: Tower Hill Botanic Garden 11 French Drive Boylston, MA
Cost: $5 at the door members and guests welcome
Contact: Betsy Williams 978-470-0911
4/28/2014 Horticulture Morning
4/30/2014 -
NGC Convention
Location: Norman, OK
5/1/2014 Deadline for GCFM Member clubs to remit membership dues
Contact: Pat Ratay @ 978-352-2592 or
5/3/2014 TBA Springfield GC, presents "Spring-It's Burstin' Out All Over" a Standard Flower Show
“Spring-It’s Burstin’ Out All Over” is the theme for the Springfield Club’s Standard Flower Show on May 3, 2014. The spacious, historic home in Springfield’s Forest Park section of Patricia and former Ambassador Mark Hambley, filled with their collections of art from their many assignments in the Middle East, will provide a one of a kind setting. This is a fundraiser for the Club’s scholarship fund.

Location: The Historic home of Patricia and former Ambassador Mark Hambley 100 Longhill St., Springfield, Massachusetts
Contact: For more information regarding ticket price and time please visit:
5/7/2014 10:00 A.M. GCFM Executive Board Meeting
Location: Espousal Center, Waltham
5/9/2014 Judges Council
5/10/2014 9:30 A.M. -
12:30 P.M.
Seaside Gardeners of Squantum "Plant & Garden Sale"
Items for sale included homegrowns, annuals, perennials, assorted garden related items, Mother's Day gifts and planting activities for children.
Location: The Kennedy Center 440 E. Squantum Street, Quincy, Massachusetts
5/10/2014 10:00 A.M. -
1:00 P.M.
Kingston GC, "Spring Plant Sale"
Kingston Garden Club’s Spring Plant Sale offering annuals, perennials, and Mother’s Day gifts -
Location: Faunce School, 16 Green St., Kingston, Massachusetts
5/10/2014 9:00 A.M. -
2:00 P.M.
Boxford Village GC, "Annual Plant Sale"
Over 600 plants including perennials, herbs, and native plants will be on sale.

Thank you.
Serena Caperonis, plant sale co-chair. 978-887-6449
Location: 2 Elm Street, Boxford, Massachusetts
Contact: Serena Caperonis @ 978-887-6449
5/10/2014 9:00 A.M. -
11:00 A.M.
Marblehead GC "83rd Annual Plant Sale"
Location: The Gerry 5 VFA 210 Beacon Street, Marblehead
Attachment: Plant Sale flyer 2014 for mayflower
5/10/2014 9:00 A.M. -
12 noon
Bridgewater GC, "Annual Spring Plant Sale"
Proceeds support our Scholarship Fund .
Location: Bridgewater Cole-Yeaton Senior Ctr, 10 Walley Krueger Way, Bridgewater, Ma
5/13/2014 8:00 A.M. Registration, 9:00 A.M. Business Meeting Northern District Annual Meeting, "The Influence of Public Gardens through History", presented by guest speaker John Trexler, Dir. Emeritus Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Registration 8:00 am, Business Meeting 9:00 followed by Distinguished Club Member Awards, Speaker, Lunch and designers with interpretations of the 4 GCFM schools. Cost $40.00, Lunch choices are chicken francaise, herb crusted haddock, or pasta primavera. Send registration to: Laurie Peloquin, 12 Kenney Rd, Middleton, MA 01949.
Location: Four Oaks Country Club, Dracut, Massachusetts
Cost: $40
Contact: Laurie Peloquin @lpeloquin97@gmail or 978-777-1370
5/14/2014 7:00 P.M. -
9:00 P.M.
Evening GC of West Roxbury, "A Container for All Seasons" presented by Suzanne Reed
Container-gardens not only expand your “usable space” but also add visual interest in the urban landscape. Learn the ABCs of container gardening: preparing your pots, selecting plants and the planting process. You’ll also learn how to use a single container and a variety of plants to span multiple seasons. In addition to being an avid gardener, Suzanne Reed is past president of both the East Longmeadow and the Springfield garden clubs. She is the Tornado Relief Chairman for the GCFM and is involved with the Re-Green effort in Western Massachusetts.
Location: Elks Lodge, 1 Morrell St., West Roxbury

Raffle tickets will be sold as the garden club will be raffling three of Suzanne's containers.

Location: Elks Lodge, 1 Morrell St., West Roxbury, MA
Cost: $5 at the door
Contact: For more information please visit
5/14/2014 7:00 P.M. Garden Club of Norfolk Presents "Pots, Rocks, and Birdhouses"

With the help of Gail Tuveson and Jan Conklin, members will be making various items to be sold at our annual Plant and Bake Sale. All materials will be provided. Ideas are welcome.
Location: Norfolk Public Library Meeting Room, 139 Main St, Norfolk, MA
5/17/2014 8:30 A.M. -
11:00 A.M.
Brockton GC, "Annual Plant Sale"
Select from a wide variety of perennials, grasses, ferns, herbs and select small trees and shrubs.

Location: 45 Meadow Drive, Brockton, Massachusetts
Contact: Tim Steadman
5/17/2014 8:00 A.M. -
11:00 A.M.
Hopkinton GC, "Plant Sale"

Perennials from member’s gardens and a local wholesaler, herbs, vegetables, garden pottery, gardening gloves, and more!

Location: Hopkinton Town Common, Hopkinton Center
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