SOME PAST PROGRAMS: Preserving Your Harvest • Care & Pruning Berries • Growing Microgreens in Winter • Attracting Butterflies • Preparing Gardens for Winter • You Can eat Your Own Backyard • Favorite Gardening Tools • Growing Vegetables from Seed • Preparing Your Gardens for Spring • Composting Tips

SOME PAST WORKSHOPS:
Annual Christmas Wreaths • Holiday Boxwood Trees • Making a Dried Flower Wreath • Thanksgiving Centerpieces • Winter Floral Arrangements • Ikebana (Japanese) Floral Arranging • Make a Rustic Twig Wreath

SOME PAST FIELD TRIPS:
Candlelight Victorian House • Tour Blithwold Mansion & Gardens • RI Leaf-peeping/King Arthur Flour, VT • Making Cider, Woodstock Orchards • Botanical Books, Tower Hill, MA

 

ACTIVITIES: Programs, Trips & Workshops

“To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.”

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Preserving Your Harvest, September 2018

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Holiday Decorations,
December 2018
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Wreathmaking Workshop,
November 2018

 

Our Educational Programs begin promptly at 7 p.m. and are held the first Monday of the month (except for September), usually run about 45 minutes and are followed by a general membership meeting. The programs are announced in local papers and on social media and are open to the public.

We meet in the Fellowship Hall at the back of the South Woodstock Baptist Church, 23 Roseland Park Road, South Woodstock, CT.

QCGC 2019 ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

(More trips/workshops may be added)
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PROGRAM/
MTG.

Monday
Jan. 7th

7 PM

Keeping Your Hanging Flower Pots Looking Good All Season

Presented by Pat Stenglein, Owner/Mgr. of Sean Patrick’s Plants in Ashford

WORKSHOP

Tuesday
Jan. 15th

4 PM

Symphony Flower Farm @ Northeast Placement Svcs

Creating a Winter Wonderland Centerpiece

TRIP

Friday
Jan. 25th

10 AM

Worcester Art Museum

“Flora in Winter” & Lunch

PROGRAM/
MTG.

Monday
Feb. 4th

7 PM

Rain Gardens (Their importance & How to Build One)

Presentation by Jean Pillo, Watershed Conservation Project Manager

DEMONSTRATION

Saturday
Feb. 9th

9 AM

Caring for Orchids

Presented by Byron Martin, Owner of Logee’s Greenhouse

WORKSHOP

Tuesday
Feb. 12th

4 PM & 6 PM

Symphony Flower Farm @ Northeast Placement Svcs

Ikebana (Japanese) Floral Arrangement

TRIP

Saturday
Feb. 23rd

10 AM

CT Convention Center, Hartford

Flower & Garden Show

PROGRAM/
MTG.

Monday
Mar. 4th

7 PM

How to Care for Your Houseplants  & (Keeping Them Healthy)

Presentation by Danny Briere, Horticulturist from Logee’s Greenhouses

WORKSHOP

Tuesday
March 26th

4 PM & 6 PM

Symphony Flower Farm @ Northeast Placement Svcs

Learn how to make a
Twig Wreath

PROGRAM/
MTG.

Monday
Apr. 1st

7 PM

Growing a Small Meadow of Wildflowers

Presentation by Kathy Connelly, Landscape Designer & Author

TRIP

Tuesday
April 23rd

10 AM

Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

Walk through the woods & Lunch

TRIP

Saturday
April 27th

11 AM

Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA

Lunch & Docent-led Tour of Spring Gardens

MEETING FOR MEMBERS ONLY

Monday
May 6th

7 PM

Plant Sale Preparations

Silent Auction Baskets

PREPARATIONS FOR PLANT SALE

Tuesday
May 7th – Thursday
May 9th

Daily

Plant Sale Preparations/ Pick up annuals, etc.

ALL MEMBERS PARTICIPATE (as needed)

MEMBERS ONLY-PLANT SALE SET-UP

Friday
May 10th

8 AM – 2 PM

Agriculture Building at the Woodstock Fairgrounds

ALL MEMBERS PARTICIPATE

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER PLANT & FLOWER SALE

Saturday
May 11th

Open 9 AM -2 PM

Agriculture Building at the Woodstock Fairgrounds

ALL MEMBERS PARTICIPATE

TRIP

Saturday
May 18th

10 AM

Kinney Azalea Botanical Gardens, So. Kingston, RI

Walk through the gardens & Lunch

END-of-SEASON POT-LUCK DINNER & MEETING

Monday
June 3rd

6 PM

Tyrone Farms, Pomfret

Pot-Luck Meal by All Garden Club Members’ Contributions

TRIPS & WORKSHOPS
June, July
Aug.
  Tentative: Early June – Aug.: Tours of Members’ Gardens Late June: Living Wreath Workshop at Woodward’s Late July: Hypertufa Workshop & Picnic In process of planning
PROGRAM/MTG
Monday
Sep. 9th
6 PM Pot-Luck Harvest Supper/ Designing Miniature Gardens Presentation by Lance Ladd, Owner/Mgr Ladd's Garden Center
TENTATIVE TRIP
Saturday
Sep. 14th
  Pickety Place; Mason, NH Lunch/Garden Tour
PROGRAM/MTG
Monday
Oct. 7th
7 PM Creating Pocket Gardens Presentation by Barbara Austin
PROGRAM/MTG
Monday
Nov. 4th
7 PM Growing & Preparing Herbs Presentation by Deb Hultgren
WORKSHOP
Monday
Nov. 25th
4:30
6:30
Wreath-making workshop for members only Annual donations
PROGRAM/MTG
/WORKSHOP
Monday
Dec. 2nd
7 pm Kissing ball workshop for members only Presentation by Laura St. Jean and Cheryl Fogg, Symphony Flower Farm

 

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