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