Meeting – May 10, 2017

Preparing the Soil for Gardening

Gretel Anspach, a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association will discuss preparing soil for gardening. The quality and make-up of soil has a huge influence on how well plants will do in the garden. Unlike sunlight, air, and water [the other 3 requirements], we can’t tell whether our soils are right for our plants by looking at the soil, and sometimes not even by looking at our plants themselves. During this informative presentation, we will learn about soil structure, compaction, fertility, and pH, and how we can modify these for a more successful garden.

All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. Meetings are held the at the Tufts Administration Building, (TAB), 167 Holland Street, second floor, wheelchair accessible. Parking is available, and the building is a ten-minute walk from the Davis Square MBTA stop.


Big Gardens, Small Spaces
A Self-Guided Tour of Member Gardens 
Presented by the Somerville Garden Club 
11:00 am. – 4:00 p.m. 
Rain or Shine!
The SGC 2017 Garden Tour showcases the creativity and variety of compact gardens. 21 gardens will be open to ticket holders. Proceeds from the 2017 Garden Tour support the educational programs and public plantings of the Somerville Garden Club.
Advance tickets go on sale June 2nd and will also be available online through our site.

Meeting Programs Survey

Your Opinion Counts!
The Somerville Garden Club program committee invites engaging speakers and plans member events and lectures for our monthly meetings.  We are always trying to improve our programs and like to hear from our members and visitors at our meetings about what programs you enjoy the most. Please take a moment to fill out the SGC Programs Survey and add your opinion. We look forward to reading your responses.

2016 Annual Report

In case you missed the meeting, or want to see it again!

Annual Report for 2016

SCG 2017 Garden Tour Application

The SGC Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 11am to 4pm. You need to be a current SGC member to have your garden featured on the tour. Applications for inclusion on the tour will be accepted until February 28, 2017. Tour attendees love meeting the gardeners behind the garden, so please plan to be present throughout the day. Please be aware that we may not be able to feature all gardens for this tour. A tour map will be produced to direct visitors to the gardens.

To submit your garden for the tour, go to the 2017 On-line Application

Additional questions can be directed to: