News & Events

Ruth Anderson Series presents Natasha Lisitsa & Daniel Schultz

October 27th, 2016

The RIFGC Judges’ Council will present the first Ruth Anderson Series program on Thursday, June 15, 2017. The speakers will be the widely acclaimed Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz. Seating is limited. Tickets will be $15.00 before April 1, 2017…$20.00 after April 1. Checks payable to Ruth Anderson Fund may be mailed to Adelaide Clifford, 6 Starbrook Drive, Barrington, RI 02806

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Vision of Beauty 2017 Calendars Are Now Available

October 6th, 2016

The 2017 NGC “Vision of Beauty” calendar features a design by our own Sue Redden, a long standing member of Barrington and Hameho Garden Clubs! Orders must be received no later than Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

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Plum Beach Garden Club Fundraiser

July 27th, 2016

Plum Beach Garden Club is offering Commemorative Bricks for sale to support their ongoing civic beautification efforts in the community. The club maintains the gardens in Old Library Park,  the Anne Wallau memorial garden in Updike Park, the Gilbert Stuart herb garden and others.

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“Art in Bloom Road Show” – Angle Tree Garden Club

June 14th, 2016

Angle Tree Garden Club presented the Boston Museum of Fine Arts “Art in Bloom Road Show” on Thursday September 15, 2016, at the Florence Hayward Sweet Club House, 44 Peck Street, Attleboro, MA.

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Rehoboth Garden Club News

April 26th, 2016

“One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.” – W.E. Johns

So true! It’s anticipation that sends us out to the garden each morning to see the newest sprouts, the budding trees and the brave early flowers. Anticipating the chirping of our favorite birds and the busy hum of bees makes us want to be part of the annual rites of Spring. As gardeners we can’t wait to get dirty! As garden club members we look forward to the new events and adventures of the season.

At the 82nd annual meeting of the Rehoboth Garden Club, held on April 11, 2016, new officers were installed. They are, Co-Presidents Linda McHugh and Mary Louise Pacheco, First Vice-President Susan Thayer and Treasurer Helen Davis. Continuing in their positions are, Second Vice-President Dianne Burns, Corresponding Secretary Diane Wald, Recording Secretary Kathryne Sullivan and Newsletter Editor Susan Asp.

Club members are busy preparing for our Annual Plant Sale, which will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10AM-1PM at the Goff Hall Barn Shed, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth. A beautiful array of perennials, annuals, herbs, bushes and houseplants will be available. Thanks in advance to all the club members and members of the community who donate plants from their own gardens. All proceeds from this fundraiser support our scholarship program, as well as civic and educational events.

There will be a Board Meeting on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6PM at Linda McHugh’s home. Looking ahead, a field trip is planned to visit The Blue Garden in Newport on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 2PM. Please call Linda McHugh to reserve your place. This magnificently restored garden promises to be a delight to all our senses. Save the date of Sunday, June 12, 2016 for our annual Potluck Party for members and spouses/guests.

Just a reminder that the deadline for scholarship applications is June 30, 2016. We are once again awarding a second semester $1,000 scholarship to a local high school senior or graduate student who is majoring in one of the natural sciences and related fields. For more information please call 508-252-6337.

The  Rehoboth Garden Club has a page on Facebook! We’d love for you to “Like” us! For information about becoming a member of our club please contact Dianne Burns at 508-336-9933 or dburns54@comcast.net.

RIFGC Life Member Group Luncheon

March 31st, 2016

The RIFGC Life Member Group Luncheon was held on May 19, 2016, at the Rhode Island Yacht Club, One Ocean Avenue , Edgewood, RI, starting at 11:30 am. Jim Donahue from the Preservation Society of Newport County presented “Gardens of the Newport Mansions”. Tickets were $35.00.

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Somerset Garden Club Program

March 17th, 2016

Somerset Garden Club presented “Fashion in Bloom”, an exhibit of floral designs inspired by vintage fashions. The fashion show was provided by Annie’s Unique Boutique, illustrations by the Somerset Berkley Regional High School and paintings created by the resident artists at Clifton. Light refreshments and live music were also available. Tickets were $15.00. The floral designs were raffled with the proceeds to benefit the club’s ongoing projects.

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South County Garden Club’s 95th Anniversary

March 10th, 2016
Please mark your calendars for a special event on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. South County Garden Club will celebrate its 95th year with a flower show and lecture, free and open to the public, at The Dunes Club, 137 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett, RI. Marta McDowell will speak on “Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life” from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, with a book signing to follow the lecture.
The Flower show will be available for viewing from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. The club is soliciting entries! Please visit southcountygardenclubofri.org to view the schedule.
Contact Sue Winter (401-789-1694, susanw@builders-surplus.com) or Janice Panoff (401-782-2256, janicepanoff@post.harvard.edu) for further details.