News & Events

Quononoquott Garden Club Plants Daffodils

December 6th, 2016

The Quononoquott Garden Club in Jamestown wants to thank Project Daffodillion, the Newport Department of Public Services and the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority for their help in planting about 4,000 daffodil bulbs. The garden club purchased the bulbs through Project Daffodillion. A crew from the Newport Department of Public Services brought the bulb planting machine across the bridge to plant the daffodils at a location approved by the Turnpike and Bridge Authority.

The bed of daffodils along Cedar Cemetery’s white picket fence along Route 138 westbound will be enjoyed by everyone using the bridges. The Quonononquott Garden Club is grateful for the spirit of cooperation that made the planting possible.

Reported by Dianne Rugh, Secretary
Quononoquott Garden Club, Jamestown, Rhode Island

Cindy Wood Garden Club Helps Plant Gardens at the Trudeau Memorial Center

November 29th, 2016

Cindy Wood Garden Club, with a $500 grant from the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs, helped to plant three gardens at the Trudeau Memorial Center in Warwick. Click here to read the press release.

South County Garden Club Holiday House Tour

November 8th, 2016

South County Garden Club will present it’s Holiday House Tour on Saturday, December 3, 2016. This fund raiser will benefit the Rhody Native initiative and the Master Gardeners’ School Garden Conference.

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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.