Country Lane Garden Club
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The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses

-Hanna Rion     

  The Country Lane Garden Club was established in January 1974, and joined the Federation in 1976. We meet the second Monday evening of each month September through June at various venues in Chelmsford. We do not meet in July and August. Our members range from certified Master Gardeners to hopeful amateurs. During the summer months we often organize field trips to local attractions such as Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, MA, Pickety Place in Mason New Hampshire and Fuller Gardens in New Hampshire. 
Our members are dedicated to the open sharing of the wisdom and experience we have gained as individuals. This is evidenced by the fact that many of our program presenters are from among the members themselves. Our annual plant sale  is stocked entirely with plants either dug from members gardens or propagated by members.   

  The Club maintains two gardens in public spaces in Chelmsford. In 2008 the Club designed and built a teaching garden at the Adams Library in Chelmsford Center.Called the Heritage Education Garden, it was designed around the plants available in 1894, the year the Library was built, and reflects the rotunda of the original Library building. Club members maintain the garden every week during the summer. There are also two planters in front the Library containing evergreens that are dressed in seasonal annuals all year long.   
   In the Spring of 2013 the Club planted a tree in front of the Adams Library for Arbor Day. Country Lane also maintains a small perennial garden in front of the Senior Center in North Chelmsford.   
 
 The annual plant sale, held on the Saturday after Mother's Day, is the Club's main source of income and funds our community activities, programming and other Club activities. Whenever possible the Club supports other Chelmsford and area organizations that support open spaces and beautification.
The Goals and Objectives for 2013-2014 are:1. Expand all members' enjoyment and knowledge of the full range of the horticultural experience - gardening, landscape and floral design and herb cuisine.2. Sustain and grow our membership with special emphasis on mentoring new members.3. Continue supporting the Theme Garden at the Adams Library and pursue planting a tree for Arbor Day.4. Look for additional opportunities to expand our presence in the Chelmsford community either through action or financial support of other organizations.