Speaker and Master Gardener, Marie Hayes, spoke about the Golden Age of Horticulture (1863-1901) and the history of Grand American Victorian Gardening at the January meeting of the Garden Club of Woodbridge. Marie delighted the group with picturesque slides of gardens she has visited around the world. She noted the beauty of some of the homes and gardens in Connecticut, e. g., the Lockwood Matthews Mansion in Norwalk and the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens in Bethlehem. Marie’s unique perspective and delightful humor made her slide presentation informative and fun.
Former president of the Garden Club of Woodbridge, Denise Rock, is pictured standing in back of the vibrant floral design that she made for the meeting’s tea table. Next to Denise are Debbie Schlegel and Sharon Bender with their floral designs, embracing this month’s theme of “Winter’s Cold.” Design themes and designers are indicated for each meeting in the club’s yearbook. A Master Gardener critiques arrangements at the meetings.
The Garden Club of Woodbridge has a mentoring program for new members. New and experienced gardeners are welcome. If you would like information about the garden club, please contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Garden Club of Woodbridge invites guests to join the club’s March 5 meeting. The theme is “50 years of Gardening.” Speaker Sydney Eddison is an award-winning Connecticut poet, writer, gardener and lecturer. The speaker wrote Gardening for a Lifetime-How to Garden Wiser as you Grow Older.
Location is First Church of Christ, 5 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT at 11:45 am. There will be a nominal fee of $5.00 charged for non-members.
Left to right: Denise Rock, Debbie Schlegel, Sharon Bender