Schedule of Programs and Events
2007 - 2008

Theme :

Please refer to your 2007 - 2008 Yearbook for details on program or event locations.
The GCFM Horticulture Mornings, Design Workshop, and Back to Basics programs are held at the Espousal Center from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon.

September 2007

September 6     Board Meeting,
at 9:15 AM Thursday
September 11
"Edible Landscaping, 12 Months a Year"

with Paul Split, Teacher, Lecturer and Horticultural Consultant

Coffee honoring Past Presidents - 9:00 AM
Honoring 'Acton's Looking Good' Winners - 9:30 AM
Business Meeting - 9:45 AM
Program - 10:30 AM


September 15       Acton Day 2007

September 18       Horticulture Study Group
"Tour of DeCordova Museum"
Leave Acton Center Fire Station at 12:45 pm
Contact: Sandy Bonzagni
at 1:30 PM

September 18-20   GCFM Flower Show School, Course III
Holiday Inn, Taunton, MA

September 25   Board Meeting , at 9:15 AM

October 2007

October 2      
'The Invasive Alien Plant Crisis’

Concentrating on Acton and surrounding towns.
with Peter Alden, Naturalist, Lecturer and Ecotourism Guide
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM


October 9       Horticulture Study Group
‘Curb Appeal' – Doorway, Driveway, and Foundation Plantings’ Perennial Plant Exchange
Program Presenters: Janet Richards and Susanne Fuller
at 9:15 AM

October 13       West Acton Oktoberfest 2007

October 16       Floral Design Study Group
‘Birthday Breakfast’"
A functional breakfast tray for one, with Thelma Shoneman
Bring: Suitable components i.e. tray, covering, cup & saucer, plate, napkin and container (can be a sugar bowl, cup, etc.). Pruners, scissors, knife and trash bag. Flowers and Oasis will be provided. Cost: $15


October 16-17
GCFM - NE Regional Meeting Tues - Wed Grand Summit Hotel, Barlett, NH

October 18       Junior Gardeners , at 2:30 PM
"Create fall floral arrangements using mini pumpkins and fresh flowers"
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October 18-19      GCFM - Fall Conference, Burlington Marriott
                 
     

October 30       Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM

October 30       Newsletter Deadline

October 31       GCFM - Central North District Coffee


November 2007

November 6       The Frugal Arranger
A floral design demonstration that is all about using what you have, buying sensibly, and getting the greatest impact for your effort.
with Marisa McCoy, Award-winning Floral and Landscape Designer and Nationally Accredited Life Flower Show Judge

Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM


November 1-3   GCFM Landscape Design Study Program, Course II
Holiday Inn, Regis College, Weston, MA

November 13       Horticulture Study Group,    at 9:00 AM
‘Interior Gardening: Begonias and Forcing Amaryllis'

November 21       Junior Gardeners , at 9:15 AM
    "Arranging floral Thanksgiving centerpieces with residents of The Inn at Robbins Brook"
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November 23 December 30 ‘Holly Days’ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA

November 27       Board Meeting, at 9:00 AM



December 2007

December 4   ‘Home for the Holidays'
A Holiday Floral Design Workshop
Begin decorating for the holidays and make a Kissing Ball, Tree or Door Piece inspired by Christmas in historic Williamsburg. Bring greens from your yard (or purchased greens) and create a beautiful holiday decoration.
with Thelma Shoneman
Master Judge,
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
Luncheon Noon

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December 11   ‘Holiday House Tour'
Acton Garden Club members’ homes decorated for the holidays.
Start this tour of six uniquely decorated homes by receiving a map at the Acton Town Hall, Room 204. The tour is open to members and non-members with the proceeds going to support our projects and scholarships.
     
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January 2008

January 8       Horticulture Study Group
"Planning Meeting" and Gardening Book and Magazine Swap",
at 9:15 AM

January 15       Floral Design Study Group
"Anniversary Jewels"
with guest instructor Maureen Marshall, who has won top awards in jewelry making. She will demonstrate and help us make a ‘wearable pin’ (brooch) fashioned from seeds, spices, dried flowers and foliages.
at 9:15 AM


January 17       Junior Gardeners , at 2:30 PM
Prepare entries for the 2008 NE Spring Flower Show. Thursday Entry options may include the children’s poster contest, nature collage, or kitchen refuse planting.

January 24-27   'Flora in Winter'
at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston MA and Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

2008 Flora In Winter presents "Passport to China"
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January 29       Board Meeting, at 9:00 AM

January 29       Financial Reports Due
Newsletter Deadline

February 2008

February 5       Spring into the Garden
Slide lecture and Garden Tools Presentation. Follow the flow of the garden from March to Memorial Day
with Anne Firth
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM


February 12       Horticulture Study Group
"Exploring the Shade Garden" ,
at 9:15 AM

February 26       Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM

February 26       Annual Reports Due

February 29 - March 2      Worcester Flower Showat the DCU Center

March 2008

March 4       Designing the ‘Art Goes Wild’ Exhibit
‘ART GOES WILD: Innovation with Native Plants’ showcases the sculptural expressions of eleven destination gardens (Labyrinth/Cottage Garden/Gathering of Grass...) by artist and landscape designer, W. Gary Smith.
with Tom Smarr Horticulture Director, Garden in the Woods

Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM

March 8- 16   New England Spring Flower Show, Bayside Exposition Center, Boston

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March 11       Horticulture Study Group
"The Gardener's Color Wheel"
at 9:15 AM

March 13       Junior Gardeners , at 2:30 PM
"Create an indoor herb garden"

March 18       Floral Design Study Group

‘Surprise Party'
at 9:15 AM


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March 27       Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM


April 2008

ANNUAL DUES ARE DUE

April 1       The Annual Meeting and Luncheon
      Business Meeting and Annual Meeting 10:00 AM
      Friendship Hour 11:00 AM
      Luncheon 12:00 PM
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April 8       Horticulture Study Group
"Small, Smaller and Smallest Shrubs in Borders"
at 9:15 AM

April 10       Junior Gardeners , at 2:30 PM
"Behind the Scenes" Tour of a Floral Shop



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April 26-29   Art in Bloom, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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April 29       Board Meeting
at 9:15 AM
(Both incoming and outgoing Board Members)

May 2008

May 6       Norah Lindsay
The life and art of an influential Garden Designer for English manor houses, grand country estates and royal gardens in Italy, France, Germany and Yugoslavia
with Allyson Hayward Landscape Historian

     
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM


May 17       Acton Garden Club, Annual Plant Sale For Information click here

May 20       Horticulture Study Group
"Tour of Glen Magna", Danvers, MA
at 10:30 AM

May 21-22   GCFM Annual Meeting, Four Points Hotel, Leominster, MA

May 27      Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM

June 2008

June 3       The History and Celebration of Weddings
with Betty Call, Floral Designer, Instructor, and National Master Flower Show Judge
        Business Meeting 9:45 AM
        Program 10:30 AM
        High Tea 12:00 PM


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June 1-7       National Garden Week

June 5-8       Massachusetts Gardens on Tour, 2008

June 10       Horticulture Study Group
"Decorative Leaves for the Home - A Workshop"
at 9:15 AM


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July 2008

July 1       ‘A Smithsonian Garden Tour’ York Harbor, ME
This Smithsonian Garden was designed in the Beatrix Farrand manner. The oversized flowering forms are in keeping with the turn of the century garden typical of this 1890 house. The tightly placed plants eliminate the need for constant watering.
with Carol Donnelly, Member of the Landscape Design Critics Council of ME, graduate in Landscape Design from Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and an accredited Flower Show Judge
Leave Acton Center Fire Station 9:00 AM
After the tour, luncheon will be served.

View of the Gardens       Click here to see more photos


August 2008

August 5       ‘A Tour of Elm Bank – Trial Gardens' at Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley
Leave Acton Center Fire Station 9:15 AM

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