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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Plant Combinations for a Long Season of Bloom

Come on Tuesday, January 15, at 12:00 noon in Barrington Public Library Auditorium, when Warren Leach of Tranquil Lake Nursery will show how you can enjoy colorful and fragrant flowers in January, long before the vernal equinox, and have blooms to celebrate all of the other seasons...no need for a heated greenhouse or conservatory. Warren is a passionate plant collector and landscape horticulturalist with a deep knowledge of all garden plants. He is a distinguished and award-winning garden designer who enjoys sharing his horticultural and garden design ideas with others.

Refreshments are served at noon, with a short business meeting and the program to follow at 12:30 pm. Please join us.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Barrington Garden Club's Holiday Spirit

Barrington Garden Club began it's holidays with the November 13th program, Floral Designs for the Holidays, presented by Julie Christina. Julie, know for her beautiful, lush, creative floral designs, demonstrated lovely holiday arrangements using her own home grown and foraged plant material.

After Thanksgiving, members met on November 27th for the Annual Greens Workshop and Luncheon, a workshop for making the holiday wreaths for the town public buildings. While some members created the wreaths, other members made and decorated boxwood trees to be delivered to the housebound in our community. After the morning of "work", all enjoyed a potluck lunch extravaganza.

Friday, November 30, was the day to decorate the RI Veterans Home with holiday wreaths and garlands. This is an annual event to bring cheer to the veterans who served so valiantly to keep us safe.

Please enjoy the club's efforts to make the town festive for the holidays!

Friday, October 5, 2018

The Importance of a Garden, Lessons Learned, and Favorite Flowers

On Tuesday, October 16, at the Barrington Public Library Auditorium, Barrington Garden Club will host Gail Read with her program, "The Importance of a Garden, Lessons Learned, and Favorite Flowers." Horticulturist Gail, currently the Garden and Greenhouse Manager at Blithewold, grew up learning about gardening at her family-owned Princess Hill Nursery. She loves being in a garden and is a fount of information about plants. She believes that everyone needs a garden now, more that ever. During her presentation, Gail will share photographs from many gardens.

Refreshments are served at 12:00 noon followed by a short business meeting and program at 12:30 pm.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Feng Shui for Gardens

On Tuesday, September 18, Barrington Garden Club begins its new program year with Natalia Kaylin, a noted Feng Shui expert, who will teach us to understand the concept of energy flow throughout a plot of land and how to harness and enhance this precious life force. Come ready to be inspired and think of gardening from a new perspective.

Refreshments are served at 12:00 noon with the meeting starting at 12:30 pm at the Barrington Public Library Auditorium.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Barrington Garden Club Annual Meeting, Luncheon and Installation of Officers

Barrington Garden Club members will join together at the Rhode Island Country Club on Tuesday, May 15, at 11:30 am for the Annual Meeting and delicious luncheon to welcome the new slate of officers with an installation ceremony.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

"The Unexpected Houseplant"

Tuesday, April 10, at the Barrington Public Library, Barrington Garden Club will present Tovah Martin's program based on her book, The Unexpected Houseplant. Tovah will share with us her love of houseplants. She will offer gorgeous images that illustrate how exciting houseplants can be, along with tips on plant care, placement and troubleshooting. The talk is geared for everyone, from beginners to practiced green-thumbs, and anyone else who wants to infuse a bit of green into their decor. Tovah's books will be available for purchase after the meeting.

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

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.