June Luncheon

What a spectacular day we had for our Luncheon and 90th Celebration at Concord Country Club!

This is a wonderful photo of most of our Past Presidents:

Back Row:Barbara Freeland, Sarah Beguelin, Kate Wharton, Joan Freeman, Charity Tremblay, Shelley Morss, Betsy Howerton, Anne Miller,Liz Berk, Nancy Alexanderson

Front Row: Leslie Cheney,Kathleen Kennedy, Mary Ann Ferrell, Wilhelmina van der Wansem, Caroline Dinsmore


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Note From A Happy Customer!

“Some things at the Plant Sale are a surprise! Gail Burmeister purchased this iris 2 years ago. It did not bloom for two years but this year it did and it was worth the wait!”

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Field Trip to Heritage Museums and Gardens

WOW- did we get a perfect day to go visit today. The rhododendrons were beautiful; our tour and lunch were perfect. Yes-we even rode the Carousel!!

Many thanks to Jane Rupley and Kate Wharton for organizing.

Here are some more pictures from the day:

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New Member Tea-Thursday May 17th


The Membership Committee-Kathleen Kennedy,Lauren Huyett, Heather Swartwood, Joan Campbell and Nancy Alexanderson who lent her knowledge,expertise and gorgeous linen napkins for the Tea!

Mary Ann Ferrell’s beautiful arrangement in her antique Epergne.

The New Members and their Mentors- Left to Right: Jen Stone,Linda Longden,Miranda Boylan,Sally Savelle, Nancy Alexanderson, Leslie Cheney, Mary Kaiser, Susan Eckel,Maryrose Sykes, Jen Lannan, Kate Wharton, John Althouse. Not pictured: Sue Gladstone and Mary Ann Ferrell.

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The Plant Sale Is Coming!!

Just to remind everyone of how many steps it takes to get ready for the actual day of the Plant Sale, here is a cute picture of Cris Van Dyke and Maryrose Sykes pricing plants….see you all Saturday morning!

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Heritage Museums and Gardens Trip!!

The Garden Club of Concord is planning  a day trip to beautiful Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, MA on
Wednesday, May 30th.  Carpools should leave at 9:00 AM sharp to arrive for a private tour of the gardens @ 11:00.
There will be a Box Lunch afterwards,  a chance to stroll the grounds  and poke through the great Gift Shop!
You should be back in Concord by 3:00 PM.
Please send your check for $40 (for the private tour and for the box lunch), made out to the Garden Club of Concord, to:
Jane Rupley
******Please indicate lunch choice….Roast Beef, Turkey, Ham and Cheese, or Veggie wrap.

 We will assume you will set up carpools! BUT if anyone needs a ride, please let us know.

Here is some history:

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Heritage Museums and Gardens (100 acres), formerly the Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, is located at 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, Massachusetts. The public garden, with its nationally significant collection of rhododendrons hybridized by Charles Dexter, over 1,000 varieties of daylilies and extensive hosta collection, is complemented by three gallery buildings containing a world-class collection of American automobiles, American folk art and a working 1919 carousel and rare carousel figures. Heritage is open April – October 7 days a week, and on weekend evenings between Thanksgiving and Christmas for its annual Gardens Aglow festival.

The gardens’ principal interest is its collection of thousands of rhododendrons, which now include 125 of the known 145 Dexter cultivars. Their typical bloom time is from Memorial Day Weekend to mid-June. This collection has been painstakingly recovered since 1972, as Dexter’s own named cultivars had been scattered without records. Each cultivar had to be recollected from gardens and nurseries up and down the East Coast. The site was prepared in 1972, and by the summer of 1977 it included over 300 plants representing nearly 100 cultivars, with an additional 25 cultivars as small plants in the nursery. All are now mature plantings.

Looking forward to it!!!

Jane Rupley, Kate Wharton and Lauren Huyett

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Spring Walk Part Two….

Here is an actual picture from today-all had a  great time. Many thanks to Holly Salemy for organizing!


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