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Sunday, March 11, 2018

A BGC Member Version of "Art in Bloom"

Tuesday, March 20, in the Barrington Public Library at 12:00 noon, five Barrington Garden Club members will interpret, with floral designs, pieces of Ann Gralnek's art collection that she is graciously sharing. Ann will enlighten us about the selected pieces, and the members will share how they each approached creating their interpretive designs. Please join us for this interesting and informative program.

Refreshments are served at noon. The guest fee is $5.00.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

"The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand"

On Tuesday, February 13, six-time Emmy Award winning filmmaker, Karyl Evans, will be joining us for the screening of her 35 minute documentary film, The Life and Times of Beatrix Farrand. To research this film, Karyl spent three years visiting over 50 related gardens from Maine to California and speaking with curators, gardeners and educators. The documentary captures the fifty year career of a woman in landscape architecture, a field primarily dominated by men.

Ms. Evans holds an M.A. in film-making from San Diego State University and a B.S. from the University of Kentucky in Horticulture, with an emphasis on landscape architecture. She is a Fellow at Yale University and on the national speakers bureau list of the Gardens Clubs of America.

Refreshments are served at 12:00 noon. The guest fee is $5.00.

Friday, January 5, 2018

The Backyard Garden versus the Bike Path in East Providence: Four Seasons of Change

On January 16, at the Barrington Public Library, Scott Turner, feature writer for "The Providence Journal", will compare and contrast a local nature walk with the beauty it offers to our own cultivated gardens and their splendor and how they both transform over the seasons.

Scott teaches two English courses at Providence College and a storytelling class at Brown University. He is a nature commentator and writer, a former land manager, park ranger and science writer who lives in Providence with his wife and two children.

The meeting with refreshments will be at 6:00 pm...please note the change of time. Guest fee is $5.00.

Friday, November 10, 2017

"Through the Holidays"

Tuesday, November 14, Thelma Shoneman will present her floral design program, "Through the Holidays". Thelma is an accomplished and talented designer, nationally accredited judge and exhibitor at both "Art in Bloom" and "Flora in Winter". She will feature fall and winter arrangements created for holiday entertainment, focusing on Thanksgiving from the front door to the backyard patio with suggestions on how to change designs for Christmas and then again for New Year's.

Join us at noon for refreshments at the Barrington Public Library. The guest fee is $5.00.

Wednesday, November 15, at 10:00 am is the last cleanup at Osamequin Nature Trail and Bird Sanctuary before winter settles in. Bring gloves, hand clippers, litter sticks and a bag for trash.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

" Ten Ways to Design an Artful Kitchen Garden"

Join us on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the Barrington Library Auditorium to hear Ellen Ecker Ogden, an award winning food and garden writer and kitchen garden designer from Vermont. Her kitchen garden designs meld artistic elements with classic garden design. In the presentation, Ellen will describe ten ways to think like a food artist and translate the art from paper into the garden. She will inspire us to fill our gardens with dazzling color and piquant flavors.

Refreshments are served at 12:00 noon. The guest fee is $5.00.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Little State Flower Company: Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly Growing Practices

Barrington Garden Club's first meeting of the season is Tuesday, September 19. Join us to hear Anna Jane Kocon from the Little State Flower Company, a specialty-cut flower farm in Portsmouth whose mission is to lower the environmental impact that flowers are having on our community while highlighting New England plants, flowers and foliage as options for florists and designers. This is a slide presentation, a virtual tour of the farm with an explanation of their growing practices. Refreshments are at noon in the redesigned Barrington Public Library...the guest fee is $5.00.

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.