Dates to Remember 

Detailed info on each event below the calendar 

Programs and Events

2020

100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BEGINS!

June 10, 1920 11:00 a.m. Thursday

The Garden Club of Manchester held its first meeting in the gymnasium of Burr and Burton Seminary. Ten members were present.

Date Change to Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Manchester Town Green Cleanup

Bring gloves, trowels, tarps and clippers to spruce up our town green.

Coordinator:  Sue Hinkel

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Manchester Town Green Cleanup

Bring gloves, trowels, tarps and clippers to spruce up our town green.

Coordinator:  Sue Hinkel

AUGUST 19, 1920

The Garden Club of Manchester held its first flower show with 40 exhibitors and 500 attendees

 

RESCHEDULED August 15-16, 2020

!00 Year Anniversary Garden Tour

Join in by helping and attending the tour of gardens in Manchester, Dorset and East Dorset. This will be a fundraising event and 100% participation of GCM members is needed.

Locations:  Various Gardens

Coordinators:  !00 Year Celebration Committee

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

Day Trip to King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga

We will explore the six-acre King’s Garden which holds centuries of garden history, savor the fragrant heritage flowers and learn more about the sustainable agricultural practices employed by the caretakers.

Location:  Carpool from St. Paul’s Church

Coordinator:  Pat Barnett

 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Green Up Day on River Road

Join the group on River Road and collect roadside litter. One hour of your time. Please wear gloves.

Coordinator:  Barbara Powers

SEPTEMBER 9, 1920

The Speaker for the Garden Club of Manchester meeting was Lowrie Childs, GCM member Jane Child’s mother-in-law

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Annual Meeting Luncheon and Tour of Rogerland

Roger Cooper and his late wife Sandi created a little oasis in East Arlington of a formal yet whimsical and bucolic garden. They transformed the property to include a Yin/Yang water feature, an Alice in Wonderland Garden, a Vineyard Garden and much more. The staff will prepare an informal lunch.

Location:  Rogerland in East Arlington

Coordinator:  Becky Burke

 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Manchester Town Green Cleanup

Bring gloves, trowels, tarps and clippers to spruce up our town green.

Coordinator:  Sue Hinkel

 

RESCHEDULED to  September 16, 2020

!00 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PARTY

On the hundredth anniversary of the day a talented group of women came together and formed The Garden Club of Manchester, we’ll celebrate with a cocktail party for members, spouses and partners. 1920s attire is welcomed.

Location:  Southern Vermont Art Center

Coordinators:  !00 Year Celebration Committee

SEPTEMBER 23, 1920

The Garden Club of Manchester held its first Annual Meeting

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Manchester Town Green Cleanup

Bring gloves, trowels, tarps and clippers to put the green to bed for the winter.

Coordinator:  Sue Hinkel

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Interesting and Unusual Trees and Shrubs for Landscapes

Amy Howansky, owner of Backyard Solutions in Niskayuna, is a Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional. She will give a presentation sure to make all of us want to visit a nursery to add trees and shrubs to our landscape.

Location:  Hildene Beckwith Room

Coordinator:  Rene Wilson

November, 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

What’s All the BUZZ about Hemp?

Chris Bowlen of Mettowee Valley Hemp will shed light on the burgeoning hemp and CBD scene in Vermont. He will explain the range of health benefits of the many products his company makes with organic hemp. Maria Reade will emcee.

Location:  Manchester Community Library

Coordinator:  Polly Jones

Monday, November 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Annual Greens Workshop

We will continue our long tradition of civic beautification by providing decorated wreaths to municipal buildings and churches. Bring gloves, clippers and scissors to lend a hand.

Location:  First Congregational Church

Coordinator:  Sue Hinkel and Carmen Bodge

 

Wednesday, December TBD

Annual Tea and Ornament Exchange

Join in the fun of our annual event in a relaxed setting before the holiday rush. Bring a newly purchased inexpensive ornament or recycle one from your collection.

Location:  TBD

Coordinators:  TBD