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The Hillbilly Gardeners Garden Club members announced the addition of "Sammy's Window Garden" to the three public gardens they have already developed and maintain for the enjoyment of the community. This new garden is at the FosterAdopt Connect/Sammy's Window southwest Missouri business location, 509 S. Cavalier, Springfield. (MO)

Hanford Garden Club is offering scholarships to graduating seniors from schools in Kings County in the amount of $500 each. Students must be planning a career related to the objectives of the Hanford Garden Club. This may include; botany conservation, entomology, floriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscape architecture, plant biology and/or plant genetics, urban planning, agriculture or research in allied fields. Consideration will be given to grades, extracurricular activities, and financial need. School transcript is required, along with three letters of recommendation which discuss scholastic ability, personal character, and work related experiences of applicant [each letter limited to one page]. Submission deadline is April 1, to the Scholarship Chairman, Pat Scialo, 2011 Idaho Ave., Hanford, CA 93230. (CA)

Village Pines Garden Club - meets the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held at the Coronado Center and starts with a featured speaker at 11 a.m., member provided lunch break at noon and short business meeting at 1 p.m. Village Pines Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Clubs Inc., the Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, and the Hot Springs Council of Garden Clubs. Guests are always welcome. (AR)

The Clematis Garden Club meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in the Greenville Public Library. Anyone interested is welcome to attend as a guest. (NY)

Mill Creek Garden Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the Month, September to May at Shawn O’Donnell’s banquet room, 122 – 128th St. SW, Everett. Doors open at 10:30 am, guest speaker at 11:00 am for approximately 45-60 minutes, followed by a brief business meeting and a delicious buffet lunch complete with dessert. There is lively socializing throughout.  Reservations for lunch are required. Annual Membership Dues: $30, Member Lunches: $18, Guest Lunches, $22. Information at www.millcreekgardenclub.com. (WA)

The Keweenaw Garden Club was established by and for gardening enthusiasts. They have presentations at the Portage Lake District Library on the first Monday of each month, September through May. Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570. (MI)

Roswell Garden Club meetings are held at 10am every fourth Tuesday in the community activity building at Roswell Area Park from September through May. (November and December meetings to be announced due to special holiday events.) Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075. Visitors are encouraged to join them for meetings. (GA)

Get your wagons ready for the 17th year of Gardenfest! Nature's Finest Marketplace, this treasured Vero Beach favorite hosted by The Garden Club of Indian River County. Gardenfest! returns to Vero Beach's Riverside Park on Feb. 3-4. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 3 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 4. (FL)

The Williamsburg Garden Club will meet on February 6th, at 6:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, Second and Gay Streets. Hostesses for the evening are Kay Reveal and Ann Pedigo.
Members are to answer Roll Call by naming the favorite flowering bush or tree in their yard. A potted house plant is the specimen for the evening. Guest speaker, Pam McKinney, will present a program on “Traditional Floral Design”. The Club welcomes new members. (OH)

Milton Garden Club will hold a rock painting workshop 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 12 at the Green Up Santa Rosa Nursery, 6758 Park Ave., Milton. Supplies and light refreshments will be available. (FL)

Meryl Gordon, author of “Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend,” will appear at Albemarle Garden Club’s Design Forum 2018 on Feb. 13 at Farmington Country Club. Also featured will be Sir Peter Crane, president of Oak Spring Garden Foundation, and Lady Elinor Crane, the foundation’s head volunteer. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.; there will be a lecture at 10:30 a.m., followed by a book signing. A boutique will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (VA)

The Nea-Rock Garden Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 21 at The Fern Café for lunch at 11:30 a.m. There will be an alcohol paint class there at the Fern Café following lunch. This is an easy craft. It will cost $3.50 for supplies. You don't need to bring anything to work with. Betty Rolston and Pat Sears will teach the class and supply the tiles and what supplies you will need. You will need to buy your own lunch. Meet at PUD parking lot to carpool at 11:15 a.m. (OR)

Mountain Laurel Garden Club: The Mountain Laurel Garden Club of Bellevue Highlands Lookout Mountain’s 2018 meeting schedule is:  Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, May 23 and June 6. Call 256-515-7155 for time, location and topic for the meetings. (AL)

On Feb. 28, 2018, the Garden Club of Palm Beach will present another British aristocrat, Emma Manners, the Duchess of Rutland. She will talk about executing the long-ignored plans of landscape architect Lancelot ‘’Capability’’ Brown at her home, Belvoir Castle. (FL)

Art in Bloom, the annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers, returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4. Tickets for the festival's special programs—including a lecture by lifestyle expert, Emmy-winning television host and bestselling author Martha Stewart—go on sale Feb. 8 for museum members and Feb. 13 for the general public, subject to availability.
Floral designers and garden club members will create imaginative displays celebrating works of art in the galleries during one of the museum's most popular programs. Art in Bloom is open to the public every day of the festival at 10 a.m. Museum members can come early at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. (MO)

The Bud and Blossom Garden Club of Wethersfield provides its members with a forum to develop and share their creative interest in gardening and provides opportunities to serve the community through educational, environmental and beautification projects.The club is welcoming new members. Meetings are as follows: Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m., Wethersfield Community Center, room S-3; Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m., Wethersfield Community Center, room S-2; and Wednesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m., Wethersfield Community Center, room S-3. (CT)

The Green Thumb Garden Club will sponsor a bus trip March 8 to the Philadelphia Flower Show. Departure will be 9 a.m. from the K-Mart shopping center. Seats are limited. The cost is $65. (NJ)

The Kensington Garden Club has announced two upcoming "open programs":   March 15, 2018,        7:00pm  Public Program "Starting from Seed"; and April 19, 2018, 7:00pm Public Program "Edible Native Plants". (CT)

The Garden Club of the Back Bay has announced that Hidden Treasures Tours presents a spring tour of the Imperial Gardens of China on April 9 – 16, 2018.  Arrive in Beijing, then tour the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, followed by a visit to the Summer Palace. You will see Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, take a full day excursion to Chengde-Imperial Summer Mountain Resort, and then fly to Shanghai. While there, you will tour the 16th century Yu Yuan Gardens, the Shanghai Museum, and enjoy a full day in Suzhou Gardens before flying home. (MA)

The general meeting of Pinelands Garden Club of Medford will occur on Monday, Jan. 12 at Medford Leas Auditorium, on Route 70 in Medford at 10 a.m.
The speaker will be Rachel Roat, publisher of the online periodical “Tree Laws.” Roat will talk about what people’s rights and duties are regarding the trees on private property, in the community, and especially in the Pinelands.
- See more at: http://www.shamongsun.com/2014/12/30/pinelands-garden-club-holding-first-meeting-2015-jan-12/#sthash.mzNKAlB9.dpufAs part of Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary Celebration, there will be a historical house and garden tour Sunday, June 14.
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