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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Announcing our new Website!

 We invite you to take a moment to visit our newly created website. In order to better connect with our community we will begin to transition to posting updates and events there that we hope you will find engaging and inspiring. Enjoy!  

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Create Foundation Gardens That Say "Welcome Home" to Native Plants

Barrington Garden Club's presenter for the March 21, 2023, meeting is Kathy Connolly, a Connecticut-based landscape designer, writer, blogger and speaker. Her talk will consider the design problems posed by the foundation area around our homes and then look at native plants the fit into that highly visible setting. She will help us strike a balance between curb appeal and support of nature.

The program is held at the Barrington Public Library - Salem Family Auditorium starting 1:00 pm following a brief business meeting at 12:30 pm. Join us for this dynamic speaker!

Interested in becoming a member?? Contact:

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Gardening is Murder

 On Monday, February 13, Neal Sanders delighted the Barrington Garden Club with his exceptional program, "Gardening is Murder". As the spouse of an avid gardener with no "real" responsibilities other than to dig holes and move rocks, he has lots of time to observe gardeners and their foibles. He writes "The Principal Undergardener" blog, which shares some of those observations and addresses gardening as a non-gardener who loves gardens. Neal is the author of 15 mysteries, many of which use garden club setting and all feature strong, independent women. His presentation is fast-paced, amusing and informative, and definitely rates an A+.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Native Trees and Shrubs

January 17, 2023, at the Barrington Public Library, Barrington Garden will present Joe Verstandig, Newport Tree Conservancy's Living Collection Manager. Joe will delve into details about New England's native woody plants for us. He will explore both the criteria for being deemed a native plant and the role which native plants play in the ecosystem. Through lush slides, he will show us examples of natives and guide us in ways we can incorporate them into our landscapes.

Please join us for this informative program which starts at 1:00 pm, following a brief business meeting at 12:30.

Interested in becoming a member?? Contact:

Monday, November 7, 2022

Floral Design with Judy Gray

On November 15, Barrington Garden Club will present Judy Gray, Vice President of the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs at the Barrington Public Library. Judy will inspire our holiday decorating as she shares her wisdom and insights gleaned from her nearly thirty years in floral design and participation in many flower shows in New England. She is innovative in her design and extroverted and approachable in her presentation.

Refreshments are at 12:00 noon followed by short business meeting at 12:30 pm, and then the program. Please join us for your holiday inspiration.

Interested in becoming a club member? Send an email to

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The What and When of Tick Prevention

Come on Tuesday, October 18, and listen to "The Tick Guy", Thomas N. Mather, PhD, a professor of Public Health Entomology from the University of Rhode Island. At the Barrington Public Library, Salem Family Auditorium, he will share his expertise on ticks and tick-borne illnesses, including tick ecology, area-wide tick control and tick-bite protection. His engaging, humorous speaking style conveys critically important information in a memorable and approachable fashion.

Refreshments are served at 12:00 noon followed by a short business meeting starting at 12:30 pm. The program will be presented at 1:00 pm. Join us!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again

Barrington Garden Club's program year will start on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the Barrington Public Library, Salem Family Auditorium. Page Dickey, noted garden writer, lecturer and designer, will discuss her book, Uprooted, that describes leaving Duck Hill, her beloved garden for 34 years, and finding a new home in northwest Connecticut. Her book describes her journey from one home and garden style to another and the changes that occurred in her approach to gardening. The program will start at 1:00 pm following a brief business meeting. 

Seating is limited and guests must register in advance by contacting or call 401-247-1920, ext. 2.