Bella Vista Garden Club
If you are interested in gardening in Northwest Arkansas, you have come to the right place.
The Garden Club Will Not Meet Again Until September
If you are interested in joining before then, please click here and send your check and membership form to our Treasurer. If you join before June 30th, you will be listed in our 2022-2023 Yearbook.
The Club takes a summer break except for the following projects:
Blue Star Memorial - Highway 71 Welcome Center
Veterans Wall of Honor
Bella Vista Cemetery
'Bella Vista Gardening' TV Program
YOUR PARTICIPATION IS NEEDED
Message from Pat Meyer, BVGC President
BVGC Members, one of my goals as your president is for every club member to have the opportunity to become involved in our projects. This involvement covers a wide range of needs and talents. Some needs involve outdoor, physical labor others will be less physically demanding, but ALL are needed for an active and effective Club.
MOST RECENT ACTIVITIES
The Garden Extravaganza was held on Saturday June 11th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The beautiful gardens were a HUGE hit. The decorated bicycles at each garden matched the garden's theme and some were for sale.
THANK YOU to all participants!!
Seven beautiful Bella Vista, AR gardens were featured. Each had a different theme.
Seven minute video of all seven gardens featured in the Garden Extravaganza
June 2022 - YARD OF THE MONTH
Dedication of the New Stained Glass Sign at the Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery as Part of the Club's Celebration of the 50th Anniversary
Mary Doyle and Patti Brierly, Co-chairs of Cemetery Committee; with Pat Meyer, President of the Club and creator of the Stained Glass Sign. Pat said that her daughter and husband helped with the framing and installation of the sign.
Members of the Club joined in the June 7th, 2022 unveiling and dedication of the stained glass sign in the Butterfly Garden. The sign was greeted with applause and comment such as, "Beautiful" and "Amazing".
Plant on June 4th, 2022
It was a beautiful day for the Bella Vista Garden Club's rescheduled Plant Sale. Thanks to everyone who came and bought plants. We appreciate your support!
The BVGC Spring Luncheon and Tour at Crystal Bridges
on June 1, 2022
The Meeting Theme was the 50th Anniversary of the Garden Club. Check out the photos in the Image Carousel.
Veterans Wall of Honor
Planted flowers and did some spring cleaning at the Veterans Wall Of Honor today.
April 27, 2022 Meeting
Speaker - Janet Carson
Janet Carson, author, columnist, and retired statewide horticulture specialist presented "Gardening in the Natural State"
Penny Pines Certificate
1 - Jan Grim received a Penny Pines Certificate in memory of her husband who passed away recently.
Arkansas Federation of Garden Club Awards
Presented to Committee Chairman
2 - 1st Place. Heritage Award Mary Doyle and Patti Brierly for the BV Memorial Garden Cemetery
Mona Tate and Jamie Hooper announce the winners.
Elaine Rooney provided a fresh spring floral design.
Annual Tomato, Coleus, and Zinnia Sale on 4/23/22
Dedication of the Club's History Books
at the Bella Vista Historical Museum on April 13, 2022
President, Pat Meyer, dedicated the Club's 50 years of History Books (also called Scrapbooks).
After the dedication, members traded stories, checked out some of the books and enjoyed cookies.
BVGC Club members took fun projects to Concordia and Brookfield in April, 2022.
50th Anniversary Year Kickoff
Tree Planting at Fire Station #3 on March 25th, 2022
Garden Club President Pat Meyer, Mayor Peter Christie, and Fire Chief Sims spoke about the Club's donation of the tree in honor of the Club's 50th Anniversary and in recognition of Bella Vista's First Responders.
Meeting on March 23, 2022 in person and via Zoom
Program: Peter Christie, Mayor of Bella Vista, hosted an interactive discussion with Club members about the City's designation as a Tree City USA. He discussed the requirements, the ongoing commitments, and what this means to the residents of Bella Vista. He also answered questions on a myriad of topics pertaining to Bella Vista.
View Meeting: Members can view the recorded meeting on the member's only section of this website for one month following the meeting.
Volunteers are needed to be Hostesses at the homes on the Garden Extravaganza which will be on June 11, 2022. Hostesses can attend the event free of charge.
Photos from upper left in a circle, Mayor Peter Christie, the speaker; Carol Tabat, running the zoom; Artistic Design by Linda Neymeyer; Yummy treats for the attendees; and the Raffle Items overseen by Jamie Hooper.
Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery Work Days October 2021
It was a beautiful morning for our Garden Club Members to work at the Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery.
During our clean up we even found a Monarch caterpillar on one of the fennel plants.
New Sand Bed Preparation
This just in from Ginny Vance.
We are so thankful for the workers at the Bella Vista Waste Water Company. They made a brand new sand bed area for our plants that we sell in the spring!! Landscape blocks were added too!! They are an awesome group of men & women.
New Project - Native Plants Garden Bed
This project is chaired by Plant Sale Chairman, Joel Miller. It is an area in front of the greenhouse where the committee works on the Plant Sales. The Waste Water Treatment Plant is allowing the Club to use the area to make a garden showcasing native plants. It will feature stepping stones to allow people to walk into the area. It is mainly a learning garden but eventually some of the plants will be for sale at future Garden Club Plant Sales.
BLUE STAR MEMORIAL - HWY 71 WELCOME CENTER
James Richardson posted these photos on FB. He got some planting done at the
Blue Star Memorial Garden.
THINGS TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN
Things to do in May
LINKS OF INTEREST
New Link: How to Grow your own Butterfly Garden - This page has a step by step guide to build a butterfly garden. The site was suggested by a student in an alternative learning program.
New Link: Toxic Pesticides - This page on the ConsumerNotice.org site has a lot of information on toxic pesticides outlining the different types and how to protect yourself from their negative effects.
New Link: Yard Care Guru - This site has a multitude of links of information and this link has the Ultimate Beginners Guide to Gardening with Kids.
New Link: Consumers Base - This site has A Comprehensive Guide to Container Gardening that is very informative along with other gardening information.
New Link: University of Arkansas Yard and Garden - Pruning Crepe Myrtles - This page has information on pruning crepe myrtles and other links to more information on this plant.
New Link: Plant Care Today - This page of the site covers companion planting with tomatoes. Other pages have more gardening information.
New Link: Ultimate Guide to Gardening Resources - This site is full of links with information on general gardening, planning a garden, educating children, indoor gardening, blogs and podcasts.
"A garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature."Jeff Cox
Artistic Touches by Cathy Wayson