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AMERICA'S CUP 2017

For details of The Garden Club of Bermuda's
BERMUDA GARDEN TOURS

and plans to help beautify the City of Hamilton and the airport
during America's Cup 2017
please click here


The Garden Club's fabulous display at the airport welcoming guests to the 2017 America's Cup

 

The Little Seedlings' Cacti & Succulents event
held on Thursday February 2nd 2017 at the Botanical Gardens in Paget
was a great success! 
Run by the Education & Conservation Committee
with a different theme each month
this programme has been designed to generate interest in gardening from a young age.
 The children love it!
For future events please see our calendar

 

 

 

By kind permission of Lisa Greene, Bermuda Department of  Conservation Services, and the esteemed Dr. David Wingate, former Bermuda Government Conservation Officer, we are providing several excellent articles written by both on invasive species in Bermuda and what to do about them.  They are reproduced here for your convenience, and can be downloaded.

The Issue of Native Versus Introduced, Naturalized and Invasive Flora in our Parks, Gardens and Nature Reserves
How to Resolve the Problems with a Minimum of Effort

Schinus: Removing Invasive Brasil Pepper from the Garden

Balloon Vine genus Cardiospermum

Casuarina:How our perception of it has changed from ideal tree for re-forestation
in the 1950s to problem invasive in the 21st Century

In addition there will be a Garden Management workshop held by the Department of Conservation Services on Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th.  Interested persons should contact elgreenebda@icloud.com CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Also of interest: The Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources: An illustrated guide for Bermuda’s indigenous and invasive plants. Here you will be able to read and/or download the 42MB document: http://environment.bm/bermuda-plant-finder/  There is also a copy of this guide available in the Garden Club's Library

Garden Club of Bermuda donates to KBB


Garden Club President Anna Fulton presenting a $5,000 cheque to Anne Hyde of Keep Bermuda Beautiful


Anna Fulton presented a cheque to Anne Hyde of Keep Bermuda Beautiful at the Garden Club's January General Meeting.  She said “The Garden Club is pleased to make a donation to KBB in support of KBB’s endeavour to work alongside the America’s Cup event this summer. Our $5,000 donation will assist KBB executive director, Anne Hyde, in ensuring that there is training for the sustainability volunteers in the First Mates programme in partnership with ACBDA and ACEA.  Ms Fulton added: “Our club has shared a longtime relationship with KBB, which it considers part of its offspring. This partnership includes Garden Club man-hours usually given for a specific cleanup event. Most recently a small group of our members volunteered to clean up an area of the International Marathon Race Weekend.” (see photo below).  Ms Hyde said: “I am very happy to receive this sponsorship so that I can devote time during the America’s Cup to assist with training First Mate volunteers on the environmental sustainability measures that the Event Authority are putting into place.”

 

For the past few years Garden Club members have answered the call by KBB for litter cleanup prior to the Bermuda Marathon Weekend.  This year the cleanup took place along Palmetto Road from North Shore to Dock Hill. 


Cleaning Up: Anna Fulton (Garden Club President) Sue Black, Sylvia Outerbridge and Cathy Cattell

 

We have (and have had) an exciting array of speakers  for our General Meetings this year!
Some details follow, you can also refer to our Calendar

December Christmas Meeting: Mary Huntoon visited our shores in December.  She is a judge and demonstrator from GCA and NGC of America (Garden Club of America & Nat’l Garden Club) – she demonstrated seasonal table centers using local palm spathes. She also held two workshops: one on Basic Modern Design and the other on making a Christmas Table Decoration, the results of which can be seen above!  Please go to our General Meetings page for more photos.

January – Short presentations by: KBB (Anne Hyde), Smith Garden (Betsy Mowbray), Gov’t House Children’s Garden (Anna Fulton) and Little Seedlings by Jill Lamneck. 

February – Speaker Nanako Tingleaf, an Ikenobo demonstrator from Houston, TX.  She will be demonstrating at our Feb. meeting and doing an Ikebana workshop the next day.   The Garden Club will be holding this in consultation with Shibui International, Bermuda – the local arm of Ikebana International. Local contact is Carol Sims. 

March – Gordon Hayward and his wife Mary will visit from Vermont, USA  to do a talk on “The Inevitable Garden” and (to be confirmed) a workshop the following day. 

April – Jenny Rose Carey, Senior Director from PHS Meadowbrook Farm in Abington, PA spseak about the PHS and its gardens and programs. (PHS is the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, which hosts the Philadelphia Flower Show each year).

 

Calling all gardeners!  A new local company has opened up selling sun protection for delicate (and not so delicate) skin such as sunhats, sunscreen, children's clothing and more.  Click on the link for details: http://soltrino.com/shop-main/

 

 

"Sun kissed land and wave washed shores, Home of the lily and the rose" *

If you are visiting or resident on the island and would like to come along to our meetings, please let us know, we would love to see you.  You can also visit some of our unique Bermuda gardens - see here     

 

 

 

*Mrs. C. Vail (Higgi) Zuill