Worcester Garden Club


Beautiful Bonsai!

On February 12, the membership was treated to a wonderful program on bonsai at the Ecotarium. The speaker, Michael Levin, the founder of Bonsai West, Littleton, Massachusetts, cares for the most extensive collection of specimen Bonsai outside of Japan. He described the basics of Bonsai design including its history, indoor and outside care, transplanting, wiring and pruning; in addition, he created two bonsai trees on the spot. The one pictured above is a juniper. Road trip anyone?

Flora in Winter Tribute

Jeff French and his partner Nick created a fun and flowery tribute to the chairs of Flora in Winter. Here you see Kathy Michie, Kim Cutler, and Sarah Ribeiro posing in front of 2 of 3 mannequins with floral heads. An inscription declared "Congratulations to Kim Cutler, Kathy Michie and Sarah Ribeiro, recipients of the Barbara Spaulding Cramer Award. We are "Swept Away" buy your dedication to the Worcester Garden Club and Flora in Winter." Go to "Design" to see the mannequins in all their glory. Sarah, Kim and Kathy were blown away. Thank you Jeff.

Holiday Floral Workshop with Maureen Christmas

These happy designers are just part of the group that participated in Maureen Christmas' flower arranging workshop. From left to right: Sarah Lenis, Joan Laracy, Phyllis Pollack, Lynne Tonna, Annette Loring and Betsy Beth.

After watching Maureen demonstrate how to build a holiday centerpiece, members had a wonderful experience creating their own masterpieces!

The Purposes of the Worcester Garden Club Are:

  • To promote the knowledge and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, flower arranging, and all phases of conservation;
  • To educate the community in the art of gardening, in the science of horticulture and in the conservation of all our national and local resources;
  • To encourage and develop civic planting throughout Worcester County.