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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

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 to view the schedule.
Contact Sue Winter (401-789-1694, or Janice Panoff (401-782-2256, for further details.

Cindy-Wood Garden Club’s 40th Anniversary

March 10th, 2016

Cindy-Wood Garden Club will celebrate their 40th anniversary on March 15, 2016, by presenting Paul Split. He will discuss growing tomatoes and herbs and then share a buffet of bread, herb butter, salad with dressing and marinara which he’ll make. This is open to any garden club member in Rhode Island. The program will begin at 10:30 am at the Old Jail on King Street, East Greenwich, with a short meeting and social time at 9:30 am, preceding the program. Because the club would like to know who is coming, please RSVP to Joni Plunkett, 401-885-2868 or Marcia Pearce, 401-667-2599 before Friday March 11, 2016.

Angle Tree Garden Club Program and Luncheon

March 2nd, 2016

The Angle Tree Garden Club will present Bill Graham’s “The Little Black Dress” on April 14, 2016. Bill Graham is an outstanding and entertaining floral design professional who is know for accessorizing a “little black dress” as he creates his stunning floral designs.  The luncheon and program will be from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at An Unlikely Story Bookstore, 111 South Street, Plainville, MA 02762. Tickets are $30.00 each and must be purchased in advance. Call 508-695-0923 for tickets.

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Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes – Quononoquott Garden Club

December 9th, 2015

Quononoquott Garden Club presented its Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes on Sunday December 13, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, highlighting four candlelight decorated homes in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Tickets were $20.00 per person. Advance tickets were for sale at The Secret Garden, 12 Southwest Avenue, and Baker’s Pharmacy, 53 Narragansett Avenue. On the day of the event, tickets were available at 21 Bayview Drive, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

For tour information contact: email or phone 401-489-5997

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85th Anniversary Gala Event

September 11th, 2015

Thursday, September 24: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Roger Williams Park Botanic Center
Providence, Rhode Island

Celebrating 85 Years of Art in the Garden

Our festive cocktail party celebrated the 85th anniversary of the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs with an exhibition of artworks by RI artists, complemented with floral arrangements by many of our talented and creative designers.                   

 We viewed incredible paintings, photography, sculpture, glasswork, floral design and more while enjoying fabulous hors d’oeuvres and a welcome drink! All set  in our breath-taking Botanical Center!  And a raffle! 

Special guests Sandy Robinson, newly elected President of National Garden Clubs, Inc., joined us, as well as the New England Region Director, Vera Bowen.                            

Blakely Szosz and Sandi Tinyk, Anniversary Event Co-Chairs