The Art of Ikebana

The Seaside Garden Club presents The Art of Ikebana – Ikebana Demonstration by Kaye Vosburgh on Tuesday, June 14th at the Manchester Community Center. Doors open at 7:00 pm for a social time and the demonstration begins promptly at 7:30 pm.  Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

mccThe Seaside Garden Club is pleased to announce that this program is supported by a grant from the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The Local Cultural Council (LCC) is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts citizen. This grant enables the Seaside Garden Club to reach new audiences and provide quality programs that integrate the arts into community-based programs. http://www.massculturalcouncil.org


Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing a closeness with nature.  Kaye will demonstrate 7 to 9 arrangements beginning with the arrangement that a new student would learn in class.  This classic style is similar to Ikebana created hundreds of years ago.  The Sogetsu School of Ikebana is known for its creative and expressive designs.  Most of the program will be this contemporary style of Ikebana that is popular in Japan today.


ikebanaKaye Vosburgh is a Sogetsu Ikebana teacher of the highest rank, Riji, as well as a Master Judge and Design Instructor for the National Garden Clubs.  She has won numerous medals and awards in the New England Spring Flower Show.  She teaches in New York where she used to live and in Massachusetts where she now resides.  She has demonstrated in New England, Central Atlantic Region, Florida and Ecuador.  She has traveled to Japan on several occasions for conferences and lessons at the Sogetsu School.  Her favorite activity is sharing creative moments with other designers and students.  Kaye Vosburgh’s Website


This is the Seaside Garden Club’s final program for the year.  If you haven’t renewed your membership for 2016/17 season (still only $25), please bring a check to the next meeting or mail to: PO Box 94, Manchester, MA 01944. The Program sub-committee has been hard at work and they have a terrific line-up of programs and workshops for next year!  The Seaside Garden Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the Month (September through June).

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Beverly Farms Library – Thursday, May 26 at 7 PMcoffey

Nancy Coffey will present an illustrated talk on the development of estate gardens and the story of their gardeners. The talk will include early gardens including those of the Lorings, Franklin Haven and the Spaulding Brothers (now Glen Urquhart), the estate gardeners’ establishment of The North Shore Horticultural Society, and the effects of World War I on gardens and gardeners. Registration is not required. “Estate Gardens and Gardeners, Part II: 1920-the Present” is planned for the fall.

at Asbury Gardens


Time is running out to register for the GCFM Annual Meeting on June 1, 2016.  Presidents, please share this with your club. For more information click here for the complete schedule:
Don’t miss a day filled with fun, education flowers and friends!
Annual Meeting Registration Form June 1, 2016
Fill in one form per person and mail in before May 22, 2016
Telephone (Home/Cell)________________________________________
Please check all that apply:
___Garden Club Member    ___Club President    ____State Officer   ____State Board ___Former State President ____Regional Board ___National Board      ___Life Member___National Life Member
___Guest (Non-Member)
Lunch selection: Soup, Caesar Salad with Chicken, including rolls & butter, coffee & tea and dessert
MEDICAL ALLERGIES ___________________________________________
WORKSHOPS – please check the one you wish to attend:
  1. 1.       Creating a Pollinator Garden     
  2. 2.        Growing the Next Generation of Club Leaders
  3. 3.       The Unexpected Container Garden
Mail your registration and check for $55.00 made out to GCFM, INC. by May 15, 2015 to Betsy Howard, 21 Hynes Lane, Harvard, MA 01451

Susan Kelly invites you to her event

Garden Party to raise awareness for the Stacy Boulevard Gardens
Saturday, June 11 at 2 PM
23 Biskie Head Pt, Gloucester, MA 01930-2120, United States

Please support the new Stacy Boulevard Gardens and enjoy an afternoon garden party on the Annisquam River. Explore Susan’s 4 acres of gardens and see the 3,500 seedlings planted for the new gardens planned as part of the seawall restoration project around the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial. The new gardens will extend from the Blynman Bridge to the bocce courts. Over 13,000 flowering perennials and annuals will bloom from early spring to late autumn. There will be complementary wine, beer and appetizers. All are welcome. $20 per person.

Please register on eventbrite

2016 scholarship winnerMaureen, Colleen, and Lenore.

Colleen McCullom of Revere is the 2016 Seaside Garden Club scholarship winner of $1,000. Colleen attends North Shore Community College in the program of Environmental Horticulture, pursuing an Associate’s Degree.

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