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Meetings are held the
                            
Green Mountain Chapel     
480 Western Avenue
Brattleboro, VT 05301  
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Second Monday of each month, unless another Time/Date is listed.
    
        
 
NO formal meetings in January & February

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2020 PROGRAMS and Tours & Outings


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   It’s time to pay dues.  In order to have member names in our book, please pay by the March meeting on Monday, March 9th

    • Dues are still $30 per year.  Make check payable to BFAGC
    • Mail your dues check to  Membership Chair, Judy Wagenbach, PO Box 133, Putney, VT 05346 or pay at the March Meeting.
    • Include your name, address, email and phone #’s
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Mar 9, 2020 - 1st Meeting of the Year!

Jill Stahl-Tyler gives us a Slide Presentation to share each other's gardens.

Send Jill your garden/flower pictures.   Enjoy a winter tour of your own summer pictures and pick out your best to share with the club!
         Email them to Jill at:  jill@globalcow.com

Bring your Banquet Dinner Form and Check!  
  • Location:        Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:               6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:           Melyssa & Lynn
  • Exibts:                  Nancy & Karen
  • Horticulture:       Any worthy specimen from your garden.
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March 7–22, 2020  SMITH COLLEGE BULB SHOW

 

At the Lyman Conservatory  Google Maps Directions

A spectacular array of blossoming crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips provide an early glimpse of spring.

    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. 

    Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM 

The suggested donation is $5.00.  Call some fellow members to join you!


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Apr 13, 2020 - Annual Banquet Dinner - Postponed

Come celebrate our membership and welcome in the new year with our Annual Banquet dinner!

Our special guest will be John Anderson, a local botanist who will share pictures of and anecdotes about some of the 800 wildflower species he has documented growing wild in Dummerston!  Of special emphasis will be the less than obvious relatedness of some of the wildflowers shown to familiar garden varieties. 

Here is the invitation and ask that you print and complete it as soon as possible.  
You can bring Dinner Form to our March 9th meeting along with your check  OR mail form/check to Paula no later than March 25.
If you are unable to attend, please RSVP via email to Paula so that we have accurate count.
  • Location:          The Chesterfield Inn, Rt 9, Chesterfield, NH
  • Time:                5:00 p.m. appetizers & cocktail hour
  •                           6:00 dinner
  • Cost:                 $30     
  • Installation of Officers:   Former Co-President Lynn Kuralt
  • Banquet Coordinators:   Paula Pettengill and Joan Seymour
Brattleboro Reformer - Posted Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:39 pm

Brattleboro Garden Club offers new format with social distance


BRATTLEBORO — As spring gets fully underway, the Brattleboro Floral Arts & Garden Club reminds everyone that natural beauty continues in the community.

New president (and local mystery writer) Lynne Kennedy is the club's new president. As the annual April meeting was canceled this year, and in response to social distancing requirements, outgoing co-presidents Lynn Kuralt and Melissa Kuralt passed the keys "on a 10-foot pole." Other new officers include Vice President Shelia Kinnare, Recording Secretary Frankie Knibb, Corresponding Secretary Judith Wagenbach, Treasurer Libby Lafland and Librarian Carlene McCarty.

The club is active in the community and works on several local beautification projects throughout the year. In Brattleboro, the club maintains the gardens at the Creamery Bridge and the WWII Park. As a thank-you to the Green Mountain Chapel, where the club holds its meetings, club members maintain the gardens. In Dummerston, the club also maintains gardens at the Landmark Trust entrance.

"We also encourage our members to do community beautification projects. A great example of this is at Vernon Green Nursing Home in Vernon, where a club member has created a small memorial garden," said Kennedy.

The club has adjusted to the shelter-at-home orders, and in-person meetings are postponed until the orders are lifted.

"We are utilizing our members-only Facebook page at facebook.com/brattleborogardenclub," said Kennedy. "We can share tips, just like we normally would. And now we can also see each others' gardens more, too — which is kind of an added bonus."

Kennedy also notes that many members have told her that they have utilized this extra time at home in their gardens. "The timing was really great — plus an earlier spring with little snow fall. People have raked and pruned a lot more than in other years, that's for sure!"

The club is open to anyone, and includes members from surrounding towns. There are usually 10 meetings a year that include programs on a variety of gardening topics. A highlight of the year, members say, are the hands-on meetings, where they create projects like wreaths or centerpieces, or learn how to prune bushes correctly. The club also typically organizes two plant sales annually.

"It's a great time to become a member, too," said Kennedy. "We've waived our $30 membership fee for the year, since we are not sure how many programs we'll be able to actually do. If you are interested in gardening, the Facebook group is a great way to see what it is all about. People could check out the club for a while at no cost, just by going out to the Facebook site and requesting to become a member of that group."

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May 11, 2020 

Come meet Dick DeGray and his wife Missy Galanes (owner: Galanes Vermont Shop - Main Street).
They are the motivators and creators of Brattleboro's Main Street's  Spring/Summer/Fall Barrells, Pliny Park window boxes  and the Creamery Covered Bridge window boxes, barrels and Christmas Decorations.  Dick & Missy will share how they and Amed Rashed of Rashed Garden Center plan, plant, water, maintain, and put away
Dick & Missy would also like to share some of the things they are working to make a reality.
  • Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:                6:00  
  • Hostesses:           TBA
  • Horticulture:       TBD
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May 16, 2020  Plant & Garden Jumbie SALE

  • Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:                9:00am-11:00am  
  • Cleanup:                11:00am-Noon

 

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Oct 10th or 17th, 2020  Mum SALE

  • Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:                9:00am-11:00am  
  • Cleanup:                11:00am-Noon

 

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Have an Idea for a Presentation 
or Field Trip in 2020 or 2021???

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