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The Attleboro Garden Club is an Attleboro resource dedicated to enrichment, education and beautification through horticulture for the membership and the community.

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Attleboro Garden Club 2020 – 2021 Meeting Schedule

All meetings to be held at Good News Bible Church, 235 West St, Attleboro, MA 02703

unless otherwise noted in description.


October 6, 2020 - 11:45 a.m. – May's postponed Annual Meeting


Members gather again for Committee reports, nominations, and election of officers.


October 14, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. – Decorating with House Plants

There is clear evidence that houseplants provide us with cleaner air in our homes. How do we display them to best advantage? In this presentation, speaker Donna Lane emphasizes grouping, scale, location, and presentation techniques so our plants always look healthy and beautiful.   


November 3, 2020 - 11:45 a.m. – Beautiful New England Hydrangeas

This year was a wonderful year for hydrangeas. Larry Hindle of Evergreen Nurseries will describe the conditions that made this season so bountiful.  He'll show us this year's new varieties. He'll advise us how to trim and care for our plants.


November 11, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. – Monuments of Attleboro

Honor Veteran's Day by focusing on the many monuments of Attleboro. Presented by Marian Wrightington of the Attleboro Historical Commission. Marian will give historical background and show photos of the statues, horse troughs, and fountains found in our City parks. Coordinated by Joscelyn Varieur.


November 21, 2020 – 11:00 – Closing of the Anderson Rose Garden.  Rain date:  Sunday, Nov. 22, 11:00


December 1, 2020 - 11:45 a.m. – Members Helping Members

Our own members, Lynn Moore and Jessie Murphy, will guide us in arranging a winter scene inside of a glass globe. This can be a wonderful seasonal centerpiece. Photos of possibilities and supplies will be sent out before the meeting.


December 9, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. – The Beauty of Succulents

Andrew Potter of Briggs Nursery will return to talk to us about succulents - in all their intriguing forms. Andrew will bring in plants from his own collection and give an enthusiastic talk about these "in" plants. A succulent might be an interesting gift for a plant lover.   


January 9, 2021 – Winter Doldrums Luncheon V


January – Members hibernate


February 2, 2021 – 11:45 a.m. – Derek Corsi and our City Park System

Parks and Forestry Superintendent, Derek Corsi, will tell us about the history and extent of the parks systems and what is involved in maintaining them.


February 10, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. – Traipsing through 7 Lovely English Gardens 

Our own member, Kathi Gariepy, will take us on an armchair tour of some of the beautiful gardens she has toured in England. She'll show us slides and give lively and knowledgeable commentary of her visits.   



March 2, 2021 – 11:45 a.m. – What Does the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Do For Our Club? 

Each year, AGC pays dues, based on our membership, to the GCFM. How does this membership benefit our garden club? How can our club benefit it? Marjorie Deinhart, Director of the Southeastern District, will describe what the Federation does, what it offers individual clubs, and plans for the future. She'll try to answer any questions our inquiring minds may have.


March 10, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. – A History of Brigg's Nursery

A representative from the North Attleborough nursery, Brigg's, will give us a history of this local resource which grew from a small local nursery to the state-of-the-art facility it is today.


April 14, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. – Sequence of Blooms

Landscape Designer, Laura Bibler, gives a presentation which follows perennials, shrubs, and ornamental trees as they progress through the seasons. She offers a photographic calendar of bloom times and design considerations. A handout of blooming sequence and pleasing combinations is provided. This free talk is generously sponsored by the Attleboro Cultural Council. The public is cordially invited.   


April 24, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – Opening of the Anderson Rose Garden – Rain date:  April 25, 11:00 a.m.


May 1, 2021 – AGC Annual Plant Sale – Attleboro Public Library


May 4, 2021 - 11:45 a.m. – Annual Meeting

Committee reports, nominations, and election of Officers for the 2021 - 2022 year.


May 12, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. – Window Boxes

Kathi Gariepy will demonstrate putting together lovely window boxes, one for shade and one for sun.


June 1, 2021  Mt. Auburn Cemetery – Cambridge

Enjoy a horticultural tour of this historic treasure, the first landscaped cemetery in America. Customized visit to meet our needs. There will be walking, but there is a magnificent garden with benches and a water feature for those of us who want to rest. We can request paved paths and level unpaved paths. Coordinated by Lee Ghazil. Meet at Stop & Shop on Pleasant Street, Attleboro, at 9:30 a.m. to carpool.


June 9, 2021 – Tour of Carol Baker-Frett's Garden – Swansea

Carol's garden has been a work in progress for four years. Trees and a few shrubs were in place when she began. Carol has now made a pollinator garden to span the seasons, focusing on butterflies and hummingbirds. We'll visit her chickens, too.


July 2021 – 6:00 p.m. – Tour of Kathi Gariepy's Gardens

Date to be determined by Mother Nature.

Club Officers

Attleboro Garden Club Officers

2020 – 2021




Co-Presidents: Naomi Cordell and Joscelyn Varieur

Recording Secretary: Linda Alger

Corresponding Secretary: Amy Bergeron

Treasurer: Nancy DeGirolamo

Ex Officio: Lee Ghazil




Auditor: Andrea Dion-Purdy

Hospitality: Jessie Murphy

Sunshine Coordinator: Mary Jane Kenniston

Membership: Carol Lundquist

Nominating: Mary Jane Kenniston

Plant Sale: Kathy Gariepy

Programs: Sandra Stuart

Yearbook: Nancy DeGirolamo, Susan Aramayo




Rose Garden: Lee Ghazil

Library Garden: Sandra Stuart

Gilbert-Perry Square Garden: Joscelyn Varieur




Facebook Administrator: Joscelyn Varieur

Webmaster: Michelle Lundquist


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