Upcoming Meetings

Monthly Meeting | Special Event

Monthly Meeting

Tools of the Trade


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

Hazen Library, Shirley MA

This program is the product of over 35 years of gardening experience. Gardeners Exchange member Dianne Kazanjian shares what she has learned about tools that make gardening tasks easier. Effective tools do not need to be expensive. Dianne will bring a number of her tools that she has found to be the best.

Dianne Kazanjian is a graduated Master Gardener who ran the business Flower Bed Designs for many years. A member of Pepperell Garden Club for 32 years, she has been a member of The Gardeners Exchange for 5 years.

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!