Upcoming Meetings

Monthly Meeting | Special Event

Get Ready! The Spring Garden

Get Ready! The Spring Garden


Saturday, 02/23/2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Hazen Library, Shirley MA

Speaker Cheryl Monroe will help us prepare for a productive and creative gardening season. Topics include: what to prune now and why, tool sharpening (demonstration and bring yours too!), flower bed cleanup and evaluation, transplanting, lawn care, pest control (voles, winter moth, and scale), houseplant basics, bulb care and bare root plants. Get through this busy season informed, prepared, and ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way.

Cheryl Monroe is a self-taught gardener for 20 plus years, a graduated Master Gardener specializing in clematis and garden design.

Seed share and seed catalog swap.


Monthly Meeting

Tools of the Trade


Saturday, 03/23/2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Hazen Library, Shirley MA

Member Diane Kazanjian will present on gardening tools. Details coming soon.

Houseplant swap and book / magazine swap.


Monthly Meeting

Special Program: Creating the Edible Garden


Saturday, 04/27/2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Ben Barkan of Home Harvest returns for “Creating the Edible Garden”. Learn how to design and create attractive gardens filled with ornamental plants and nutrient-dense edibles. This event is open to the public.

This workshop will discuss soil health, site preparation, sustainable land-use techniques, and how to maximize garden productivity while harmonizing with the landscape. With a home garden you can grow sweeter and more nutritious produce than anything you can buy in a store, but it’s essential that you start with healthy soil and learn the basics of garden design. This workshop will help those interested in growing edibles, ornamentals or both to create an inviting garden using sustainable and organic practices.

Location TBD


Monthly Meeting

Mount Auburn Cemetery Guided Horticultural Tour


Sunday, 05/19/2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge MA

Time and carpooling info TBD

Details coming soon.


Special Event

Guided Tour of Lyman Greenhouses & Gardens, Smith College


Saturday, 06/01/2019
All Day
Event Details

Smith College, North Hampton MA

Join us for a special field trip to North Hampton. In addition to the guided tour, members can enjoy lunch and shopping in North Hampton.

Time, carpooling info and details coming soon.


Monthly Meeting

Early Summer Garden Tour


Saturday, 06/22/2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Tour of member Diane Kazanjian’s gardens. Location will come in member email for June.


Summer Garden Tour and Potluck

Summer Garden Tour and Potluck


Saturday, 07/20/2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Details

Tour Lucy’s amazing daylily collection and John and Lucy’s vegetable garden. Enjoy a summer potluck with fellow members.

Location will be sent in July member email.


Monthly Meeting

Vegetable Garden and Heirloom Apples at Tower Hill Botanic Garden


Saturday, 08/24/2019 - Sunday, 08/25/2019
All Day
Event Details

Tower Hill Botanic Garden, West Boylston MA

This event will be either August 24th or 25th with carpooling info and exact time to be announced soon.


Monthly Meeting

Crafting with Dried Flowers from the Garden


Saturday, 09/21/2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Hazen Library, Shirley MA

Members will present craft ideas and techniques to use dried flowers and other materials from the garden. If you have skills to share or materials such as antique rose petals, grape vines, potpourri contents, etc. Please contact member Celeste Huber to collaborate.


Monthly Meeting

Potluck Supper and Planning for 2020


Sunday, 10/20/2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Details

Center Town Hall, Shirley MA

Enjoy socializing with fellow members, sharing potluck dishes and brainstorming our 2020 season together at the Center Town Hall in Shirley.

Note that this is on a Sunday!