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Saturday, April 30, 2022

"Sharing Our Gardens" A tour of eight private gardens and A Small- Standard Flower Show


Not to be missed is a self-guided tour of eight private gardens and a Small- Standard Flower Show. The event is Wednesday, June 22nd from 10-4 and there will be quite a lot to see so wear your comfortable shoes! The Flower Show is located at one of the private homes- all locations are printed in your schedule which you pick up when you sign in at St John’s Church right in the Center of Barrington on County Rd. We look forward to 'Sharing Our Gardens' with you! Checks for discounted advance registration of $30 each can be sent to Barrington Garden Club P.O. Box 276 Barrington RI 02806. Day of tickets are available for $40. We thank you for your support as all proceeds go towards our continued civic beautification and education efforts. Inquiries should be sent to BGCTour2022@gmail.com
 

Monday, April 11, 2022

Foodscaping: Innovative Ways to Grow Beautiful Edibles in Your Garden

 April 19, 2022, at the Barrington Public Library, Barrington Garden Club hosts Charlie Nardozzi, award winning, nationally recognized garden writer and speaker with his program "Foodscaping: Innovative Ways to Grow Beautiful Edibles in Your Garden". Charlie will help take the mystery out of integrating vegetables, fruits and herbs into your landscaping. He will show you new ways to grow beautiful edible hedges, ground covers, foundation plants and barriers. You can have your garden and eat it too!

Join us at 12:00 noon for a social time followed by a short business meeting and program at 12:30.



Sunday, March 13, 2022

Designing for Change

On Tuesday, March 15, Barrington Garden Club will present Brooke Merriam, owner and principal designer for Sunflower Designs, LLC, a landscape design firm based in Bristol, Rhode Island. Brooke, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and member of the Association of Landscape Designers, will discuss ways to plan for the inevitable changes that occur in gardens that can minimize the amount of time and money required for a revamp in our evolving landscapes.

The meeting takes place in the Barrington Public Library at 12:00 with a socializing time followed by a short business meeting and program at 12:30. Please join us.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Books in Bloom

On Tuesday, February 15, some of Barrington Garden Club's talented members will interpret their favorite classic children's books through flower arrangements. They will discuss and share these imaginative creations with us. All the designs will then be showcased at the library.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Butterflies of Rhode Island Gardens

Due to the COVID surge, Barrington Garden Club will again adopt Zoom for the January meeting. Lauren Parmelee, Senior Director of Education Programs for Audubon Society of Rhode Island, will teach us more about the species of butterflies found in local gardens, how to identify them, what they need to thrive and will answer "Where do they go in winter?" Join us to brighten up your winter with this program that will include photos of a variety of butterflies, presented by Lauren, an enthusiastic and engaging speaker.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Unique Floral Designs for the Holidays

Barrington Garden Club's November program was presented by Carley Peckham of Peckham's Greenhouse, Little Compton, RI, on Tuesday, the16th, at the Barrington Public Library. Carley has worked at the greenhouse, run by her parents, for many years along with her brother and a fabulous crew of passionate gardeners, growers, and houseplant enthusiasts. She created three marvelous floral designs that were available for an opportunity drawing at the end of the meeting. It was certainly a program to get us ready for the upcoming holiday season!

Monday, October 11, 2021

Barrington Garden Club's New Program Year

Barrington Garden Club's program year has started in person at the Barrington Public Library. On September 21, the first program, "Soil Health and Compost", was presented by Jayne Merner Senecal, the owner of Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, RI. She focused on her experience, personal story and the importance of composting and healthy soil. The program began with a video of the beginnings of Earth Care Farm which was started by her father, Michael Merner, in 1977, and now, as the largest composter in Rhode Island, produces on a large scale, high quality Merner's Gold Compost.

On Tuesday, October 19, Marc Domina, owner of Domina's Agway in Portsmouth, will present "Pond Ecology and Exotic Aquatic Plants". Marc will take us to a place with the sound of falling water and brightly colored fish swimming surrounded by tropical plants. He is a Certified Master Aquascape Contractor with a degree in Horticulture/Ornamental and Turf Management

Join us at 12:00 noon in the Salem Family Auditorium, upstairs in the Barrington Public Library, for a social time until 12:30 pm when there will be a short business meeting followed by the program. Masks are required.