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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Barrington Garden Club Gardens

Regular meeting for Barrington Garden are over for the summer. Please enjoy the gardens around town that Barrington members work so hard to keep beautiful.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Barrington Garden Club Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Rhode Island Country Club is the venue for Barrington Garden Club's Annual Meeting and Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, May 16, at 11:30. This is for members only to join together for a delicious luncheon as we celebrate our club.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Bird Walk at Knockum Hill

Join us as a member of the Ocean State Bird Club leads a bird walk during the busy migration season. Spring is one of the best times to see a variety of birds in colorful breeding plumage. Bring binoculars and insect repellent and wear footwear for trail walking. Meet at the Doug Rayner Wildlife refuge at 8:00 am. Call 247-2400 or 316-5828 for more information.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

"A Blithewold Wedding"

On Friday, April 7, Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9, The Barrington Garden Club proudly presents "A Blithewold Wedding", a Standard Flower Show. Floral designs will be place on mantels, bookcases and tables on the first floor of the lovely and historic Blithewold Mansion, Bristol, RI. The show coincides with the beginning of Daffodil Days and the grounds should be covered with a multitude of blooming daffodils and spring bulbs. The mansion hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with the show included in your admission.

On Friday, April 7, the Club invites you to the opening night "reception". Enjoy a fabulous evening of friends, family, and fellow garden enthusiasts while being the first to see the stunning flower show. Admission is $35 in advance, $45 at the door and includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
For tickets, please contact Darcy Scott at darcy@fullchannel.net or call 401-245-3976. All proceeds benefit the Barrington Garden Club.

The Invasive Alien Plant Crisis in Rhode Island

Join us on Tuesday, April 11, at St. John's Church to hear Peter Alden of Concord, MA ... author, lecturer and warrior against invasive plants.  Learn about the trees, shrubs, vines and wild flowers, part of the 100 or so that are now banned from import or sale here, because they are especially out of control in our area. Refreshments are served at noon. Guest fee is $5.00.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

"Entering a Flower Show"

On Tuesday, March 21, De Feldman and Sue Redden will create designs for each class in our upcoming Flower Show. They will explain the basics of entering a flower show and how a floral design is judged. Horticulture will be included to prepare members for entering their plants or cut specimens in the Horticulture competition. There will be an opportunity drawing for the arrangements that De and Sue create.

Please join us at St. John's Church. The program starts at 12:30 with refreshments served at noon. Guest fee is $5.00.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

How to Create an Entry for a Flower Show

Don't forget Tuesday, February 28th's workshop led by RIFGC judge and award winning designer, Vicki Iannuccillo. Open only to members who have signed up for the workshop.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

5 Ways to Cover Ground and Give Your Lawn Mower a Rest

On Tuesday, February 14, Kathy Connolly from Old Saybrook, CT offered alternative strategies for covering ground, other than the traditional grassy lawns. She explored low-growing, durable groundcovers, which included low-mow lawn mixes, sedum, ferns, moss, open pavers and more. She provided plant lists of low-growing shrubs, herbaceous perennials, ferns, sedges and ornamental grasses. Members agreed that her program was excellent!