New Bedford
Garden Club

The Greater new Bedford Garden Club was organized in 1923 and Federated in 1928.

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The Greater New Bedford Garden Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Acushnet Council on Aging. 

After the business meeting, the club has either a speaker or a hands-on workshop for the members. 

At the end of the program everyone enjoys tea or coffee and refreshments organized by the hospitality committee.

At this time, we have 100 members.

In 2013 the club celebrated its 90th birthday.

After doing some research we discovered that in the 1920’s we had 500 members in the club.

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Meeting Schedule

September 12, 2018:  A walk on Acushnet Council of Aging property guided by the Buzzards Bay Coalition.

October 3, 2018:  Members will arrange flower and greens from their yard into coffee mugs which will be brought to Cedar Dell Nursing Home for the residents.

November 7, 2018:  Linda Hall will speak about “Pollinators”.  Who are the pollinators?  What colors do they like? What are native flowers and shrubs that attract them.

December 1, 2018:  The Garden Club “Christmas Tea” will take place at the Acushnet Council on Aging from 2-4 p. m. Tickets are $15.The greens sale will be from 10:00 to 4:00 p. m.

December 5, 2018:  Our Christmas celebration includes a Yankee Swap, a cookie walk and crafts items for sale.

January 2, 2019:  Cindy Young owner of Good Tidings, will present “Sea Glass Artistry”.

February 6, 2019:  Kristin McCullin (horticulturist) from Alan Haskell Public Gardens will be the speaker.

March 6, 2019:  Mary Arnborg will present, “Garden Tools for Aging and Smart Gardeners”.  She will exhibit tools that she believes are the most useful and user friendly for gardeners.

April 3, 2019:  A speaker (TBA) will inform the members about Vernal Pools.

May 1,2019:  Laura Bibler, a landscape designer, will present “Sequence in Bloom”. This is to help you plan so that there is always something blooming in your garden.

May 18, 2019:  The Greater New Bedford plant sale will be held inside the Acushnet Council on Aging from 9:00 a. m. until noon.

June 5, 2019:  Annual Meeting and election of officers at The Cove, 392 Davol St., Fall River, MA.  At that time the recipients of scholarships will be announced.



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Club Officers


Lee Forand 

First Vice President: 

Pauline Lopes

Second Vice President: 

Teresa Dall

Corresponding Secretary: 

Lynda Perkins

Recording Secretary: 

Vivian Medeiros

Assistant Recording Secretary: 

Mary Riddle


Sheila Couto

Assistant Treasurer:

Virginia Eckert


Brenda Dias

Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc.

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Waltham, MA 02451

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