As I sweep up needles and shovel sidewalks the GCFM is waking up after its holiday slumber. There are many reminders and events to note as we kick off 2020.  From Susan Anderson Susan Andersen <sbandersen6@gmail.com>

GCFM Events – coming soon
1. Fun with Flowers – Tuesday, January 28th 10:30-11:30
2. Hort. Morning – Thursday, March 12th, 10:00-11:30
3.Programs Workshop – Thursday, March 19th at Tower Hill and Tuesday, March 24th at Elm Bank
Of Special Interest
Boston Spring Flower Show March 11-15 at Boston Seaport World Trade Center
Grow Native Massachusetts – Evenings with Experts

Fun With Flowers

Fun with Flowers

More News from GCFM


Please be sure to share this schedule and entry information for the Spring Flower Show with your members, and tell young family members and friends about the Youth Photography Contest.

The 2020 MA Horticultural Society Floral Design Classes at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center take place on March 11-15, 2020.

This will be the last year of the show at the Seaport – it is shaping up to be a real spectacular one and we will again be out on the show floor with a new look. We hope everyone will join us this year in March.

Please check out the schedule here Flower Show Schedule.

Enter by using the Entry Form found here Entry Form.

Budding photographers can enter the Youth Photography Contest by using this notice Youth Photo Contest.


News from GCFM


Happy New Year!

I am pleased to share with you the final summary of the feedback from the October 30 round table discussions. It took some time to organize all of the wonderful ideas generated by that effort and create a version that can be useful to clubs. Thank you to Ann Webster, Jill Malcolm, Lyn Hoyt, Joan Minklei and Susie MacPherson for their time and energy on this.

This is a “living” document that can be added to and improved on over time. Please share any additional thoughts or questions with your District Directors. They have all been very supportive of this process from the start and are happy to see it ready for distribution.

In keeping with the spirit of the affordable programs theme, I am adding information on several great programs offered through Grow Native Massachusetts. I am particularly excited to see Doug Talamy included in the list. So if you missed him at our Annual meeting in June, here is a second chance!
Grow Native Massachusetts – Evenings with Experts

As always please contact me if you have any concerns or questions.

Bonnie Rosenthall Continue Reading »

The Newsletter of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Winter 2019 – 2020

Click here: Winter Mayflower 2019-2020

Thank you Janet Nee for this creative display.image(2).jpeg

Dear Seaside Garden Club Member,

There are just a few seats left for the November workshop. Cost for materials is $12, payable at the meeting.
You may RSVP with Dot or Kathy Ryan directly (kabobryan@gmail.com).

The Green-Woman Garden was established in 2007 by owner and operator Karen O’Brien. Karen is a certified Master Gardener and Botany and Horticulture Chair of the Herb Society of America. Come join the fun as we explore different ways to use herbs in the home and your life. You will learn how simple it is to surround yourself with beautiful and unique items of an herbal nature. We will make herbal butter, a small rose wreath, and a dream pillow. Karen will bring handouts and herbal liquor to sample.

Floral Designer at the MFA

Laura Dowling: Inspiring Holiday Decor


Sunday, November 17, 2019
1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)

Members $48.00

Nonmembers $60.00

Ticket Required

As chief floral designer at the White House for six years under President Barack Obama, Laura Dowling was a creative mastermind behind the lavish White House holiday season, working with First Lady Michelle Obama and an extraordinary group of volunteers to create holiday magic. In this lecture and floral demonstration, Dowling shares her tips, techniques, and inspiration for creating her favorite White House holiday designs—from Thanksgiving table settings to festive wreaths, trees, and garlands.

Book signing to follow in the MFA Bookstore.

This event is presented in partnership with the MFA Associates.

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

If you are interested in the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Art in Bloom program, click here.

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