Somerville Garden Club

December 6, 2023
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December 13, 2023 Hybrid Meeting – Bulb Gardening

Bulbs are nature’s little packages all ready to produce a beautiful flower for you. Find out about the history of common and not so common bulbs and how to bring spring and summer beauty to the garden for years to come.

Kathi Gariepy is a former special needs preschool and kindergarten teacher who has been gardening since she was a child. She is a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, volunteering more than 10,000 hours as a past Vice President of the MMGA, past chair of the Master Gardener Advisory Board, and past president of the Attleboro Garden Club. Kathi studied landscape design at Rhode Island School of Design, owns the garden design company Pleasant Vistas, and is a Landscape Design Consultant. Kathi teaches children and adults about the wonders of nature. She has worked as lead teacher for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and education coordinator for Mass Audubon. Kathi lives in an old farmhouse with perennial borders, herb gardens, a vegetable garden, grapes, blueberries, raspberries and some very old, still producing, apple trees. She is the recipient of the MMGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award (the Golden Trowel) and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Silver Medal.  She is currently the chair of the Attleboro Conservation Commission.

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 for a small fee, and the building is a ten-minute walk from the Davis Square MBTA stop.

If you are interested in attending virtually, but have not received the meeting link via email, or are not a SGC member, you can email info@somervillegardenclub.org for the link.

November 4, 2023
by Head Gardener
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November 8, 2023 Hybrid Meeting – Garden Travelogue

Garden Travelogue 2023 – SGC Members Travel Around the World

Five club members will show photos and talk about their visits to gardens and horticultural venues around the world and the United States.

Dorothy Africa will show photos of Aspet, home of the American sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens, in Cornish, New Hampshire. Janet Wood-Spagnoli will show photos of her visit to Dublin, Dingle, and the coast in Ireland, to Horta Labyrinth Park and Parque Güell in Barcelona, Spain. Madison Latiolais will show recent photos of the Alps in Switzerland, the countryside in Southern France near Provence including a Medieval Garden, and the French Riviera. Lia Luus will show photos of the St. Fiachra’s Garden, in Tully, County Kildare, Ireland. Pam Blittersdorf will show her photos of redwoods and dune plants of California.

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 for a small fee, and the building is a ten-minute walk from the Davis Square MBTA stop.

If you are interested in attending virtually, but have not received the meeting link via email, or are not a SGC member, you can email info@somervillegardenclub.org for the link.