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11/17/2015 10:00 A.M. Needham GC, presents "Bounty of the Autumn Harvest and Holiday Inspired Designs" with Julie Lapham

Julie Lapham is an award winning floral designer, lecturer and owner of Julie Lapham Designs in Southborough, MA. Julie has over 20 years of experience providing perfect floral creations for any and all occasions. Her program's six designs will utilize fruits, vegetables, flowers and foliages in elegant and creative ways. Some lucky attendees will go home with one of Julie's design.
Location: Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave. Needham
11/18/2015 6:30 P.M. (doors open); 7:00 P.M. (program begins) North Reading GC, presents "Holiday Gatherings" with Bert Ford
Location: Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St., North Reading MA
Cost: $12 (advance ticket); $15 (at the door)
Contact: Lisi Lesch at
12/1/2015 6:00 P.M. Friendly GC of Beverly, present "A Traditional North Shore Holiday" with Floral Designer Bert Ford

Friendly Garden Club of Beverly presents Bert Ford /Floral Designer on "A Traditional North Shore Holiday"
Opportunity Drawings, Refreshments & Good Cheer!

Location: Cove Community Center, 19 E. Corning Street, Beverly
Contact: for ticket info visit or 978-381-3597
12/2/2015 6:00 P.M. (doors open) for light refreshments The Westborough GC, presents "Holiday Flowers with Global Appeal" with Kirsten VanDijk

Kirsten VanDijk, an internationally acclaimed floral designer will demonstrate how to create a series of imaginative arrangements for the holidays from around the world . Be prepared to be inspired, educated and entertained!

Doors open at 6:00 P.M. for light refreshments, shoe box raffles and a holiday boutique.

Location: Mill Pond School 6 Olde Hickory Path
Cost: $10.00
12/2/2015 GCFM Board Meeting
Location: Espousal Center
12/4/2015 -
12 noon (12/4), 9 A.M. (12/5) -
5:00 P.M. (12/4/15), 1:00 P.M. (12/5)
Southbridge GC, presents, "Annual Greens Sale"

The Annual Holiday Greens Sale, for more than 20 years this two day event has featured handmade holiday works by garden club members. Featuring Traditional New England Style Decorative Wreaths, Center Pieces, Swags, assorted Decorations, Roping and Assorted Greens.

Location: Arts Center 111 Main St. Rte 131, Southbridge
Contact: Karen or 413-245-3310
12/5/2015 10:00 A.M. -
1:00 P.M.
Belmont GC, "Holiday Greens and Bake Sale"
Location: Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., Belmont
12/5/2015 10:00 A.M. -
11:30 A.M.
Ashland GC presents "Make a Wreath Workshop" with Paul Split
Location: Ashland Public Library 66 Front St.
Cost: $35
Contact: or
12/5/2015 9:00 A.M. -
2:00 P.M.
Needham GC, Annual Ways and Means Wreath Sale

The Wreath Sale will be held in the Administrative Building of the Needham Congregational Church at 1180 Great Plain Ave., Needham. Decorated wreaths, boxwood trees and holiday centerpieces will be available for sale. Be sure to come early to get the best selection.
Location: Needham Congregational Church, 1180 Great Plain Ave, Needam
Contact: Bonnie Waters
12/10/2015 Community GC of Cohasset presents, "Yuletide House Tour"
Yuletide will include five, fabulous, architecturally interesting homes, several with water views, dressed to the nines to celebrate the holidays. Tickets also include a delicious lunch and access to our wonderful crafts market, offering handmade creative delights, ornaments, wreaths, greens, and other attractive items for yourself, your home and for gifts.

Garden Clubs will be able to purchase tickets at an especially attractive rate from November first. Club presidents will be sent a letter explaining the offer. Do ask your club president about this. For further information, please visit or contact Lee Drew: phone 781 383 0361 or email Lee

This is a special day for YOU to find the joy of the season before the hectic, wonderful days which will
1/12/2016 Design Morning
1/13/2016 Design Morning (SNOW DATE)
1/19/2016 10:00 A.M. Needham GC, "Art in Bloom Road Show"

Museum of Fine Arts Senior Associates Barbara Charlton and Carol Gershman will present a behind-the-scenes story of Art in Bloom, the MFA's festival of art and flowers, with stunning images of recent floral interpretations of Museum masterpieces. This informative and entertaining program with arranging tips will also feature a live floral interpretation of a work of art.

Location: Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave. Needham
Contact: Bonnie Waters
2/3/2016 GCFM Board Meeting
Location: Espousal Center
2/23/2016 10:00 A.M. Needham GC, presents "Glass Flowers" with Jenny Brown"

Jenny Brown is the Collection Manager of the Ware Collections of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants at Harvard University, popularly known as the “Glass Flowers.”

This collection is considered one of Harvard's greatest treasures and the only assemblage of its kind in the world. Jenny will share the history of the collection and plans for its future.
Location: Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave. Needham
Contact: Bonnie Waters
3/2/2016 1:00 P.M. Landscape Design Board
Location: Espousal Center
3/2/2016 GCFM Board Meeting
Location: Espousal Center
3/9/2016 7:00 P.M. Garden Club of Norfolk present, "Getting Started: Container Farming 101"
Title: "Getting Started: Container Farming 101" presented by Jessie Banhazl, Founder and CEO, Green City Growers

Location: Norfolk Public Library Community Room 139 Main Street, Norfolk
3/12/2016 10:00 A.M. -
11:30 A.M.
Ashland GC presents "Hip, Hip Hydrangeas" with Andi Ross
Location: Ashland Public Library 66 Front St.
Contact: or
3/15/2016 7:00 P.M. Haverhill GC, presents "Perennial color-Spring through Fall with Suzanne Mahler"
Perennial color- Spring through Fall by Suzanne Mahler
A journey through the growing season ,with a dazzling display of the hottest new perennials and the tried and true favorites for both sun and shade.

Location: Holy Family Hospital
3/15/2016 6:45 P.M. Friendly GC of Beverly, present "If Walls Could Talk" presented by Fred Hammond

Friendly Garden Club of Beverly ..."If Walls Could Talk" presented by Fred Hammond/Beverly Historical Society...Reflections of Beverly known as "Garden City" in the mid 20th Century

Location: Beverly Public Library (Sohler Room)
Contact: for more information visit or 978-381-3397
3/16/2016 -
Boston Flower & Garden Show
3/21/2016 Back to Basics
3/24/2016 10:30 A.M. (Registration at 9:30 A.M.) -
2:00 P.M.
14th Annual Civic Development Workshop presents "Great Gardens of New England" with Suzanne Mahler
Please see the attached flyer for registration form.

LESSONS FROM NEW ENGLAND’S PUBLIC GARDENS - Popular gardening expert and speaker, Suzanne Mahler, will share her explorations of the “GREAT GARDENS OF NEW ENGLAND” through photos and talk. Join in the discussion of what we learn from these gardens that can apply to our own projects. Share how you work with community leaders and how you raise funding.

Location: The Espousal Center 554 Lexington St. Waltham, MA
Cost: $15 per person
Contact: Louise Sironi at or 781-826-8421
Attachment: Civ Dev Wkshp flyer March 2016 draft 3.pages
3/24/2016 Civic Development Workshop
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