Bring in plants to donate then pick up new plants for your yard.
Proceeds support our club, speakers, workshops, community service, scholarship at NSCC.

A fun evening for a good cause.

(Plants can be dropped off at Kathy Ryan’s beforehand or dropped off at the Community Center, parking lot side door, after 4:30pm. Download the plant description form.)

Saturday, April 22, Earth Day (how appropriate) Elaine Persons, Sara Oseasohn, Holly Berube, Gail Halloran, and Dot Sieradzki cleaned out the foundation plantings around the lower level of Manchester Town Hall, and along the front ramp. Many hands made the work go fast. We were able to finish before the rain moved in. An assessment of the current plantings shows a need to thin out some areas, add 4 flowering azaleas, and new ground cover. The plan is to return May 13 to plant and add mulch, which town administrator Greg Federspiel will contribute. If you can join us on May 13, contact Elaine at dancerecp1@yahoo.com.


Unsung Hero Award  

Unsung Hero Award

Lenore Kepler is the Sea Side Garden Club unsung hero!  Congratulations Lenore, you are deserving of this award.  Your dedication and hard work in leading the Community Service Committee has enriched the Sea Side Garden Club greatly – specifically your efforts to fund primarily through garden club raffles and donations the Sea Side Garden Club $1,000 annual scholarship to a deserving student at the North Shore Community College, your efforts maintaining both the Manchester Community Center and Beverly Bootstraps window boxes beautifying both of these building, coordinating the Spring delivery of flowers to shut-ins, and for all your efforts in helping to organize the Sea Side Garden Club annual plant sale and auction.  These as well as many other things you do make the Sea Side Garden Club a better garden club, and you a valued member of it.  Thank you for your dedication and hard work.

Seaside Garden Club members have adopted Manchester Town Hall as its latest community project.  Join us on Saturday, April 22, 10am-noon for clean up of 2 areas around town hall, the front ramp and the lower level entrance. Many hands will make the work go quickly. Elaine Persons is heading up this endeavor, email her to volunteer your time, dancerecp1@yahoo.com.

Please bring gloves, your own hand tools.

The Town Hall Project is underway!!!
We will be pruning and raking the gardens on April 22nd from 10:00am until noon
We will have a rain date of April 29th same time frame.
We will be planting new additions to the gardens on May 13th from 10:00am to noon.
We will also have a rain date for this as well of May 21st same time frame.
I will have a signup sheet with me on these dates so we can properly thank all who helped
complete this project.







April 11 meeting

April 11, 2017 –  Back Yard Growers of Gloucester.
Join us this Tuesday, 7pm, for a presentation by Back Yard Growers.
We’ll be discussing the May plant sale & auction. We need member participation to make it a success.
And save the day, May 9, for the annual Plant Sale and Auction.

April 12 ~ “Books in Bloom”

Modeled after the popular Art in Bloom, held annually at the Museum of Fine Arts, participants will be inspired to create a floral arrangement representing a favorite book, even a song or poem. Come enjoy the unique and creative arrangements, which will be displayed with a copy of the book. Some arrangements will be available for a silent auction at the end of the evening, cash or checks will be accepted. Our evening will be augmented by our traditional garden club dessert buffet, tables to sit and talk, live music, and the company of friends. Registration form and details can be found under the Calendar page of this website.

7:00 pm – 9:00pm  –  Miles River Middle School
Open to the Public, Admission $10 ~ Payable at the door by cash or check.
Free to HWGC Members.

Hi Lucia,
I would like to invite your garden club to the Ellen Ecker Ogden event.  Our attendance opened up and we would like to alert you club about this upcoming workshop.  I don’t know who is in charge of your programing but if you would like to pass this on pls do.  I hope you are well. Take care.



The Essex County Garden Club would like to invite you to our upcoming event. We have spots available for an exciting event on Wednesday and we would like to welcome anyone from the public or your members to join if you are interested.  Ellen Ecker Ogden will visit us next week.

The Essex County Garden Club would like to invite you to

A Garden Design Workshop this Wednesday March, 29th

With special guest Ellen Ecker Ogden

9:30 – 12pm @ Appleton Farms

In this hands-on design workshop, you will learn how to take a fresh look at your vegetable garden, with an eye towards aesthetics, comfort, and ease. The goal is to create a garden space that is designed from the start – on paper, using the right set of tools, and drawing inspiration from a basic primer of good design. You will start to draw an edible garden design that has style and visual appeal, looking at new ways to fit growing areas into the natural landscape of the back yard. Bring graph paper and pencils, and photos of your garden.

Friends and non-members are welcome to join us at this event.

$25 fee due at time of Reservation, paypal.me/ecgc
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