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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.

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.