The Garden Club of Hingham

January

Le Jardin Blanc is the most captivating of flower gardens. The subdued elegance of a white garden by day is surpassed only by the magic of the same garden at night. Also called a “moonlight garden,” the flowers and foliage reflect the light of the moon and many of the blooms are selected for the fragrance they emit in the cool evening air. 

June

Andi Ross presents one of the top talks from the 2017 Boston Flower Show: Some Like It Hot! We will explore local drought causes &

effects and how to choose both new & standby cultivars suitable for long hot summers. Andi’s tips for gardening successfully in hot & dry con- ditions will have you ready for the heat. 

April

Tom Mickey, author of America’s Romance with the English Garden, will bring to life the history of Dahlias, from their first introduction to Europe to Dahlia Mania to today’s marketplace. You will surely want to make some space in your garden for Dahlias this year! 

Anna Holmes brings over 40 years floral design experience to our group — she will create five distinctly different floral designs. Bring cash to this meeting! We will have an opportunity drawing at the end and five lucky garden club members will go home with one of her fabulous creations.    

Find inspiration for your own garden from horticultural wisdom handed down from our grandmothers’ time. This presentation brings to life the design approach and sage advice of prominent garden writers of the early 20th century. Their pearls of wisdom continue to inform us on color blending, cultural considerations and plant placement. Truly, our grandmothers knew what they were doing!  

Delight in the charm of gardens and parks on the Mall, in leafy George- town, and on the grounds of George Washington’s beloved Mt. Vernon. This presentation by Maureen Bovet reveals garden visiting in the na- tion’s capital to be nourishment for your senses. 

December

Meeting: April 25, 2018
“Some Like it HOT”
9:30am, Whiton Room, Hingham Public Library 

May

February

Clippings Deadlines

Meeting: October 18, 2017
“Our Grandmothers Knew What They Were Doing!” 
9:30am, Whiton Room, Hingham Public Library 

March

Meeting: May 16, 2018
“Container Gardening Demonstration ”
9:30am, Whiton Room, Hingham Public Library 

October

Save the Date

Meeting: September 20, 2017 
Le Jardin Blanc
9:30am, Whiton Room, Hingham Public Library 

Creating a Personal Paradise: The Story of Glen Villa takes you on a tour of Pat Webster’s 750-acre property, showing many of the garden rooms that make Glen Villa unique. Via photographs taken over the last twenty years, you visit the China Terrace where Pat combined romantic plantings with remnants of a 19th century resort hotel that stood on the site. You see how a neglected stream became the Aqueduct, a water feature that frames a lawn that is now in the process of morphing into a natural meadow. You see how a section of woods became a celebration of the past, how a mistake became a favorite destination, how touches of humor enliven the view. Throughout, you gain ideas of how to tell your garden’s story, in your own personal way.  

October 2017

​December 7, 2017

January 25-28, 2018 

February 22-25, 2018

March 3-11, 2018 

March 14-18, 2018
April 22, 2018
April 27, 2018 

April 28-30, 2018

May 14-15, 2018
June 2, 2018

​June 22-24, 2018

         

September 6, 2017
October 4, 2017
November 1, 2017 

December (No Board Meeting)

January 3, 2018
February 7, 2018

March 7, 2018 

April 4, 2018 

May 2, 2018 

June 6, 2018 

​General Meetings 2017-2018

Warren Leach, garden designer and owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, will recommend a diverse selection of superlative plants with exceptional foliage characteristics in his talk “Beyond Blooms: Creative Design with Color, Structure and Seasonal Senescence”. War- ren will highlight woody and herbaceous plants with good garden foli- age color, architectural structure, multi-season interest and stunning shape and texture characteristics that can be used in a diversity of ways to compliment flowers, provide structure and offer seasonal succession in the mixed border. Warren will also suggest plant combinations that you can translate into your own garden, echoing leaf colors and texture to brighten the garden through the seasons. 

Meeting: January 17, 2018
“Beyond Blooms: Creative Design with Color, Structure and Seasonal Senescence ”
9:30am, Whiton Room, Hingham Public Library 

Board Meetings 2016-2017

Holiday Luncheon: December 13,  2017

​11:00 am
Holiday Luncheon

Lightkeepers' Cottage

15 Lighthouse Lane, Cohasset


Meeting: November 15, 2017
“Floral Design Presentation, Anna Holmes ”
9:30am, Whiton Room, Hingham Public Library 

June 13,  2018
Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Location to be announced

September 26, 2017 for the October – December Clippings

December 16, 2017 for the January – March Clippings

March 21, 2018 for the April – June Clippings

Send articles to Carolyn Clark at clark.carolyn@verizon.net 

November

Meeting: March 21, 2018
“The History of Growing and Selling Dahlias”
9:30am, Whiton Room, Hingham Public Library 

September​

Meeting:  February 14, 2018
“Creating A Personal Paradise: The Story of Glen Villa ”
9:30am, Whiton Room, Hingham Public Library 

Fall Social

Garden Club of Cohasset Christmas House Tour

Worcester Art Museum "Floral Extravaganza"

Connecticut Flower Show

Philadelphia Flower Show

Boston Flower & Garden Show

Earth Day

National Arbor Day

Art in Bloom at the MFA

GC of H Horticultural Show

GC of H Plant Sale

Newport Flower Show 

         

All Board Meeting start at 10:00 am Hingham Public Library, Fearing Room