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Monthly Meeting

Native Plants for the Home Garden


Saturday, 03/28/2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Hazen Library, Shirley MA

Plants that are native to our New England region belong in our home gardens as much as they belong in more wild spaces. These native plants can help reconnect us to our New England roots and provide valuable patches of habitat to various birds, insects, amphibians, and mammals. During this presentation, Amy will offer some guidelines about native plants that will grow well in a variety of growing conditions, provide food and shelter for wildlife, and meet various aesthetic criteria for the home garden.

Amy Nyman is a landscape designer and owner of Ruby Leaf Design, LLC. She earned a Masters in Ecological Landscape Design from The Conway School, is a certified designer of APLD, was horticulturist at Garden in the Woods, and now manages the natural areas at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Amy’s design philosophy is founded on the belief that landscapes should blend beauty, function, and health, and her professional goal is to help people create that balance within their living spaces. She enjoys integrating native plants into the formal garden, offering both recognized structure and a sense of place by reconnecting sites with regionally-native plants, as well as increasing biodiversity and resilience in the landscape. A few of Amy’s projects include a community garden in Roslindale, MA, clifftop pollinator garden in Arlington, meadow installation in Dedham, and pond renovation at Garden in the Woods. She enjoys exploring fun plant combinations and playing in the dirt.

March is also our houseplant swap and book/magazine swap.

There is a $5 charge for non-members for this event. Not a member? Want to join? Learn more at https://gardeners-exchange.org/info/ and join at the meeting!


Monthly Meeting

The Garden Tourist’s New England


Saturday, 04/25/2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Hazen Library, Shirley MA

The Garden Tourist’s New England – Jana Milbocker

Slide Presentation & Book Signing

This event is open to the public with no non-member fee.

Interested in membership? Learn more at https://gardeners-exchange.org/info/ and join at the meeting!


Monthly Meeting

Brigham Hill Farm Garden Tour


Saturday, 05/16/2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Details

Brigham Hill Farm, North Grafton MA

Note the time for this event will be finalized and updated. Please check back for details.

Dividends will be distributed at this event.

Members may bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Brigham Farm after our tour.

This is a members only event.


Monthly Meeting

Lunenburg Community Pollinator Habitat Guided Tour


Saturday, 06/20/2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Lunenburg Community Pollinator Habitat, Lunenburg MA

We’ll get a guided tour of the Lunenburg Community Pollinator Habitat and have our Spring Plant Swap.

This is a members only event. Not a member? Want to join? Learn more at https://gardeners-exchange.org/info/


Summer Garden Tour and Potluck

Summer Garden Tour and Potluck


Saturday, 07/18/2020
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.

Potluck signups will be handled online as they were last year. Watch for the link in the July meeting reminder email.

This meeting also features our container contest.

This is a members only event. Not a member? Want to join? Learn more at https://gardeners-exchange.org/info/


Monthly Meeting

Raising Monarch and Black Swallowtail Butterflies


Saturday, 08/15/2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Hazen Library, Shirley MA

Member Kathi Dupree will tell us about her approach to raising Monarch and Black Swallowtail butterflies.

Fall plant / bulb swap and auction.

There is a $5 charge for non-members for this event. Not a member? Want to join? Learn more at https://gardeners-exchange.org/info/ and join at the meeting!


Monthly Meeting

Fall Color For Your Garden Guided Tour at Tower Hill Botanical Garden


Saturday, 09/19/2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Tower Hill Botanic Garden, West Boylston MA

This year’s Tower Hill tour is in late September to give us a different view of the gardens after our March, August and October tours in recent years.

Bring your membership card to show on the way in.

This is a members only event.


Monthly Meeting

Potluck Supper and Planning for 2021


Sunday, 10/18/2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Details

Center Town Hall, Shirley MA

Enjoy socializing with fellow members, sharing potluck dishes and brainstorming our 2021 season together at the Center Town Hall in Shirley.

Note that this is on a Sunday!

This is a members only event.