After a regular meeting at 11:30 am, the club will kick off the holidays with their annual holiday luncheon. This year the luncheon will be held at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum auditorium. While enjoying a catered affair, speaker, Leslie Dempsey, owner of Home Plant Care Co. will present a fun and interactive talk on houseplants.
9:30 am at the VFW hall, Morris Plains.
Members create festive holiday wreaths to be donated to various historical landmarks in the area. Greens are provided by the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Breakfast is provided by the hospitality committee. Bring clippers and gloves.
Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show at Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Saturday, December 7, 2019 and Sunday, December 8, 2019
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Holiday gift items and ornaments, handmade by HGCM members will be for sale. All items are inspired by nature, with a home/garden theme.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the design and maintenance of the urn displays at Acorn Hall, the Community Outreach program, sponsored by the NJ State Division of Youth and Family Services, and Garden Therapy at Lyons Veteran's hospital.
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After a regular meeting at 11:30 am, club members will view the screening of the film, "The Gardener." Created with the support of the Garden Conservency, the film is a look at Frank Cabot's garden creation at his estate Les Quatre Vents on the St. Lawerence River. With it's beautiful cinematography, the film is an interesting description of the gardemer's vision.
A regular meeting will be held at 11:30 am. At 1:00, Regina Carlson and photographer husband Ken will present a photographic tour "Through the Garden Gates of England." The couple have documented ove 500 English gardens, well known, private and rarely open to the public. Regina, who speaks internationally, nationally and locally will cover characteristic elements, including, hardscapes, plants, practices and garden types.
At 11:30 am, an annual buffet luncheon and business meeting will be held for members. The location is to be announced.
A bus trip to the Conservancy Garden in Central Park, and the Highline, an elevated railroad park in NYC will leave Frelinghuysen Arboretum at 8:30 am and return at approximately 5:00 pm. Docent led tours will be provided. Bting a bag lunch to be enjoyed at the Loggia, an outdoor area at the Conservency Carden.
Ticket sales to be announced.
A regular meeting will be held at 11:30 am. At 1:00, art historian, Janet Mandel will present a talk on "Tempestuous Beauty: Artists Inspired by Flowers and Gardens." The talk will feature an array of images from many periods in history, reminding us why flowers and gardens give us hope, nourish our souls and elicit pleasure and happiness.
9:30 am, "Lily Day." A garden club member will open up their home and garden to enjoy a morning of fun. Members are asked to bring an unwanted treasure to be auctioned off to each other. Proceeds will be used to support club service projects.
Brunch will be provided by the hospitality committee.
11:30 am, A new year begins with a 'welcome back' meeting held at a member's home. Afterwards, members will enjoy sharing their gardening expertise with an annual plant exchange. Each member will presemt a plant labeled with care information, and common and botanical name. Numbers are drawn to begin the plant selection.
Bring a bag lunch. Desserts and beverages will be provided by the hospitality committee.