Upcoming Programs

August 2016 – Recess from Scheduled Events

September 6, 2016 – Horticulture Show and Business Meeting

September 22, 2016 – Member Tea at Florence’s

September 28, 2016 – Trip to Grounds for Sculpture

October 6, 2016 – Make a Pressed Flower Bookmark and complete a survey of club events

October 17, 2016 – Tour of Manitoga -The House, Studio, and Garden of Pioneer industrialist designer Russel Wright

October 21, 2016 – The Palette in the Garden



A group of Garden Club members braved a very hot sunny day to visit this lovely garden.

The following is a quote from Loretta about the visit to the garden: “We are beholden to Paradise because the original gardens were intended to mimic a “Paradise on Earth”.

Therefore, in order to represent the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge, 2 gigantic weeping beech trees were planted many years ago and so we sat in their bounteous shade, with their hanging branches moving to and fro in the breeze, even on that hot a day.

We are beholden to Alayne because she took her job as facilitator seriously and spoke to people at Untermeyer a no. of times before the trip date. Consequently, she was able to arrange a talk about its history and the garden designs and structures plus a quick tour with the chief gardener, Timothy, free of charge. His insights made the trip much more interesting.

 Timothy brought us to the path leading up to the Tunnel of Love which has been newly renovated.

Many waterfalls, have been built there and the rippling sound of water can be heard cascading down and around the boulders. Who knows what

improvements will be made there in the next few months? ” by Loretta


Garden Club members gathered at Liza’s lovely home overlooking the Hudson River.  The food was contributed by all and was not only plentiful but delicious too.  Everyone enjoyed this relaxed get together. The wonderful photos are by wonderful Lorna!

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Butterfly Garden July

The weather forecast for Thursday was not good but the front stalled and we had sunny skies and temperatures in the 70’s. Our first stop was Blithewold House, the day ended on the covered veranda for afternoon tea.  Dinner was on our own. Friday began with breakfast at the hotel which was followed by a trip to Green Animals, a wonderful topiary garden with beautiful flower gardens as well as vegetable gardens it was noted that without mulch the gardens were without weeds. We toured the house and gardens on our own and then went on to Rosecliff for the flower show. The setting was magnificent, the entries beautiful and the weather was, once again, perfect.

Jewelry Box editied

Jewelry Box composed of plant material

Rosecliff Exterior with unknown people

Rosecliff front view

Carol P and Loretta

Carol P, Loretta T and Nadia at Green Animals

Beautiful Entry did not receive a Blue

A Wonderful Arrangement that did not receive a Blue Ribbon at the Newport Flower Show

Loretta Toby Joanne

Loretta, Toby and Joanne at Blithewold

Green Animals

Green Animals

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Barbara M, Carol M and Carol P at Green Animals Home

Blithewold garden

A Garden at Blithewold

Breakfast at HoJo

Joanne, Ann and Adele at Breakfast


Rosecliff Apricot arrangement

A Flower Arrangement Entry at Rosecliff

Statue on Gronds of Rosecliff

Putti Statue at Rosecliff Lawn

House detail

Detail – Rose Cliff



This was our first year with a smaller flower show.  We had some lovely entries which are always expected. We held it on a Monday instead of a weekend day and attendance was lower.  Moving forward we will review and make decisions as to how we will proceed.

Roses roses roses entry


The weather was perfect, the people were lined up for the start and the plants were lovely.  Thanks to the club members who worked so hard to make this happen.

Plant Sale 2

What a beautiful sight, the garden in the sunshine, the poppies blooming and a dedicated garden club members watering the plants.

Butterly Garden Betty P watering