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.

Click for the brochure: JC Harvest Celebrations 10.9


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Thank you Helen Kamins.

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Thank you Janet Nee for maintaining our boxes in Beverly.

GCFM Designing Workshops
2019-2020 Registration Information and Form
When: 10:00 AM – 12 noon on Tuesdays: October 22, 2019, April 7, 2020, and May 19, 2020
Where: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Hunnewell Building
             900 Washington Street (Route 16)
             Wellesley, MA 02481
Cost: $145 for materials and instruction for 3 workshops
If a registrant cannot attend a workshop she may contact Beverly Sorrentino (bevrig2@verizon.net) prior to the day of the workshop to designate someone to attend in her place OR to designate another attendee to take her flowers and container home to her.
Bring: floral scissors and clippers, paper and pencil, and a trash bag
To register: please print this page, fill in the information, and mail with your check for $145 made out to GCFM, Inc. to
                       Ms. Beverly Sorrentino
                       16 Alden Circle
                       Reading, MA 01867
EMAIL ________________________________________________________________________
GARDEN CLUB__________________________________________________________________
Have you taken this workshop before? How many years?_______________________________
Please indicate here if you would be willing to help set up ______________________________
·        Space may be limited and will be on a first come basis.
·        You do not have to be a member of a GCFM garden club to participate.
·        You are registered for the series when you receive an acknowledgment of your check and
registration form. This is why your email and telephone number are needed.
·        Questions? Ask Margo at margo_yie@verizon.net or Beverly at bevrig2@verizon.net
**Click here to download the form for registration. Design Workshop

Plant America Grants

Garden Club Presidents:
Your club may want to apply for one of these grants.
Click the link below to see details of
National Garden Club’s Grant Program
available for
EASY to apply
Click here:


Garden Club Presidents:
Please share this invitation with all your members –
Club Presidents, Garden Club Members and Guests
Please Join
President Bonnie Rosenthall
“Plant Massachusetts, With Native Shrubs and Trees”
the Board of Directors of
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The Hilton Boston Dedham
25 Allied Drive, Dedham MA 02026
8:00 am –   Registration, Coffee, Boutique Shopping,Educational Exhibits, Harvest Celebrations Horticulture Show and Opportunity Drawing
9:15 am –   Call to Order – Welcome and Announcements
9:30 am –   Round Table Discussions: How Can GCFM Better Support Your Garden Club?
10:30 am – Social Media Tutorial
10:45 am – Update on the Native Plant Challenge
11:00 am – How-To’s of a Horticulture Specialty Flower Show
11:15 am – State and National Awards Presentation
11:30 am – Social Hour: Boutique Shopping,Educational Exhibits, Harvest Celebrations Horticulture Show and Opportunity Drawing
12:30 pm – Luncheon
1:00 pm –  Civic and Historic Grants Presentation
1:15 pm –  The Natalie W. Wolf Art ForumNatalie was a member of the Beth Shalom Garden Club, NGC accredited Master Judge, and Patron of the Arts. This program features interpretations of the work of an artist who benefitted from Natalie’s support by three of GCFM’s legendary floral designers.
2:30 pm –   Final Reportsand Adjournment
Visit our Website: www.gcfm.org for on line registration or –
 Harvest Celebrations Preliminary Schedule available here:
For Boutique space contact Helen Ann Knepper: haknepper43@gmail.com
Overnight accommodations offered by Hilton Boston/Dedham
Special Rate for GCFM if booked before September 29, 2019
25 Allied Drive Dedham, MA 02026   781-329-7900
Any questions or concerns
Please don’t hesitate to contact GCFM Meetings Chairman
Nancy D’Ercole:nancy.m.dercole@gmail.com  781-839-0792
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