Art in Bloom!!!

Art in Bloom starts tomorrow, and we have a new object!
What a surprise to hear this week that the feather wings of our object “Goddess” were found to be bug-infested, and the piece was removed from the museum. It has been replaced with an oversized photograph by the same artist. The works have similarities — the photo includes the same wings worn by a transgender woman in a long, flowing satin gown reminiscent of the “Goddess” ribbons, but in a different color.

The Art in Bloom team asked us not to change our design, and they are crafting a way to talk about the change of object in the tours. But if you visit you’ll notice that a number of elements – like color palette – don’t quite line up, and now you’ll know why!

Never before has an artwork been replaced just before Art in Bloom. We have a first!Ellen and Kate

A detail from our mock-up (thank to Mary Ann Ferrell for lending her handsome vase)
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Garden Club Federation Luncheon

Hilda Parrott,Vice President and Mary Ann Ferrell,President with Laura Lindop who made the incredible arrangement pictured in front of them,and was the guest speaker. Laura is familiar to many of us from many activities and events in Concord, and has been a guest speaker to our Garden Club. They were at the Garden Club Federation Middlesex District Luncheon in Lexington today.

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Divide and Conquer details

The workshop will be at Marty Wallace’s, 1437-2 Monument St,  Monday, May 1, from 1 to 3 pm.  Participants will be dividing and potting up several different types of perennials.  If possible, bring hand tools, such as clippers and trowels, garden gloves, and a few empty pots.   You can sign up by emailing Marty at

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Divide and Conquer!

Marty Wallace has agreed to host a workshop on how to divide perennials in her gardens on Monday May 1, from 1 to 3 pm.  Members will need to bring digging tools and pots and the hope is that they leave educated and run back to their own gardens and divide them to pieces!

Charity Tremblay will be Marty’s assistant and will take care of the refreshments.

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Concord Arbor Day

Arbor Day tree planting at Put-in-Bay Ohio

The Concord Garden Club sponsors an annual Arbor Day tree planting with the Concord’s Public Works Department.
Please join your friends and neighbors to celebrate Arbor Day.
DATE:  April 28, 2017
TIME:  10:00 AM
LOCATION:   Rideout Field, 61 Laws Brook Road,  West Concord
See you there.
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Gardens By The Sea Field Trip-June 9th

GARDENS BY THE SEA   A Walking Tour of Stonington Village Gardens, June 9, 2017

Gardens By The Sea, a walking tour of a hand-picked selection of private gardens in the village of Stonington, Connecticut is planned for Friday, June 9th.  Hosted every three years by The Stonington Garden Club, this popular event continues to attract close to 3,000 visitors throughout New England.

The featured gardens on the tour offer a surprising variety of sizes and styles.  They range from a small, intimate “hidden” garden with espaliered plantings along its enclosing fence to a professionally designed garden with wonderful views of the harbor.  One garden takes the visitor through a transition from deep shade to full sun.  Another is entirely open and flooded with sunlight.  And one of the most personal and unusual gardens features a variety of groundcovers, stepping stones and brick work as well as an area for contemplation and mediation.

All of the gardens showcase the owners’ personal taste and flair through the use of decorative stone, fountains, pools and sculpture.  Seasonal accents are provided by lush annuals, containers and hanging baskets.  Several gardens incorporate pergolas, pavilions, and artfully sited seating areas for the relaxed enjoyment of the rich beauty that Stonington has to offer.

New this year, Artists in the Garden! Visitors to the 2017 Gardens by The Seas Tour will have the unique opportunity to experience gardens as artistic inspiration. Visitors will see a broad representation of local, plein air artists who will be painting in select gardens, weather permitting, to enhance your enjoyment of the tour.

Our tented Marketplace located on the village square will have a variety of vendors and will feature garden accessories, plants, crafts, clothing, jewelry, and home decorating and gift items.

Surrounded by water on three sides, Stonington’s charm began with settlement in the eighteenth century.  It is one of the few surviving New England seaside towns that has retained much of its 17th and 18th century flavor.  Classic examples of Colonial, Greek Revival and Federal architecture can be enjoyed on a stroll down any of its quiet, tree-lined streets.  Today, Stonington is the home of Connecticut’s last surviving fishing fleet, and its lobstermen, fishermen, and yachtsmen can be seen all year entering and leaving its protected harbor.

Gardens By The Sea will be open to the public from 10 am-4 pm, rain or shine. Tickets are $35 in advance and are valid both days.  Entrance to the Marketplace does not require a ticket.  Free parking is available.
Stonington Garden Club is a member of Garden Club of America. The GPS street location for the tour headquarters is 20 High Street Stonington, CT.
We are going to plan to carpool down on early AM Friday June 9. It is about a 2 hour drive and directions will be provided. Please plan your carpool groups ahead of time. This is a very special tour and not to be missed! Lunch is available on the grounds. Please send a check for $35 to cover the cost of the tour, made out to The Garden Club of Concord, to Jane Rupley, 162 Westford Rd., Concord, MA. 01742 by May 31, 2017.
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Field Trip to Williams Park Botanical Center

Our next field trip is just around the corner! It’s a
self-guided tour of Roger Williams Park Botanical Center in Providence, RI. Here you will find 12,000 square feet of the largest indoor gardens in New England. Our visit will coincide with Fairy Garden Days featuring 100 works by fairy house architects. Scheduled for Thursday April 20th at 11 AM. $7 per person, attendees are welcome to bring a picnic lunch, as seating areas are available.

PLEASE RSVP to Leann Griesinger at 617-750-8330 (or text) by  Monday, April 17th.
Once Leann has a list of attendees she will notify everyone so that carpooling can be arranged among members.
For more info visit:

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