The Holden Garden Club

Let yourself and your garden bloom!

Meetings and Programs 2017-2018

Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 6:45 P.M., Holden Senior Center, Holden, MA

The Lazy Gardener: Holden Garden Club member, Kathy McFarland will help us to share our wise gardening tips and test our knowledge through a fun, interactive game and sharing activity.

        Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 6:45 P.M., Holden Senior Center, Holden, MA

Hip Hip Hydrangeas: “Garden Coach,” Andi Ross will show us how to identify the hydrangeas we have, how to select all of the varieties that are best suited for our climate, and how to insure their best care.

        Friday, October 27, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., 1157 Main St., Holden, MA

Hendricks’ House Fall Clean-up: please bring rakes, pruning shears, and gloves to help prepare Hendricks’ House for the winter.

        Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 6:00 P.M., Holden Senior Center, Holden, MA

Annual Harvest Pot Luck Supper & After-Dinner Lecture—-Spouses Welcome!

Please join us for our Annual Harvest Pot Luck Supper, followed by an after-dinner lecture presented by member, Colleen Abrams, who is also founder and president of Wachusett Greenways.  Colleen will tell us about the Central Mass Rail Trail which was established twenty-one years ago, and which extends for nineteen miles!  Our Club is a supporting member of Wachusett Greenways.

Please bring a dish for 8:
A-K Casseroles
L-R Desserts
S-Z Salads

Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 6:45 P.M., Holden Senior Center, Holden, MA

Big, Beautiful Winter Arrangements Made From Tree and Shrub Prunings:   Please join us for a lecture & workshop presented by Melissa Pace, an award-winning horticulturist and a University of Rhode Island Master Gardener since 2003.  Her private garden and greenhouse have been featured on the URI Master Gardener Association Gardening Masters tour.  Club members will leave with their own beautiful arrangement!                                           Cost = $15.00 per member for materials

Thursday, January 4, 2018 @ 6:45 P.M., Holden Senior Center, Holden, MA

Spring Garden Planning Social: weather permitting, please join us for this social evening with friends, our best garden catalogs and dreams for planting our spring gardens at member, Kathy McFarland’s home!

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 6:45 P.M., Holden Senior Center, Holden, MA

Carl Linnaeus: please join us for a lecture by member, Nancy Riggs about Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist who laid the foundation for the modern binomial system of scientific nomenclature and system of botanical classification.  Nancy will tell us more about him and take us to the Linnaeus Teaching Garden in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 6:45 P.M., Holden Senior Center, Holden, MA

Magnolia Plantation and Its Southern Gardens: please join us for a lovely evening during which members, Donna and Stephen Perkins will take us on a stroll through the beautiful Magnolia Plantation & Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 6:45 P.M., Holden Senior Center, Holden, MA

Confessions Of A Seed Snatcher:  Come join us as Marie Patrice Masse, M.Ed., returns for part two of our outdoor seed-collecting field trip.  There is something for everyone in this humorous and insightful program!

             Friday, April 27, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M, 1157 Main St., Holden, MA

Hendricks’ House Spring Clean-up: please bring rakes, pruning shears, and gloves to help prepare Hendricks’ House to shine for the spring and summer seasons.

Friday, May 18 2018 from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., 1187 Main St., Holden, MA

Perennial Plant Sale Prep: please bring your clean, labeled plants to Damon house. Help price plants & set up for the following day’s sale.  Plants may also be brought in the morning;  simply tuck them against Damon House.

Saturday, May 19 2016 from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., 1187 Main St., Holden, MA

Perennial Plant Sale @ Damon House: our club’s only fundraiser and best community service. All members are encouraged to contribute 10 plants (or more) & to and share their expertise with our faithful supporters.

Thursday June 7, 2018 from 11:30 A.M.
Annual Meeting & Luncheon

Please join us at:
The Mill
185 West Boylston Street                                                                                                     
West Boylston, MA  01383

We will review the highlights of the past year & preview our next program cycle. New officers will be elected.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Members’ Gardens Tour: three member gardeners will share their summer gardens with us. Please bring a bag lunch & lawn chair for the meeting, which will be held on location at the last garden of the tour. Beverages and dessert will be provided.