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New Bedford
Garden Club
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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. At every meeting we conduct a business meeting followed by a program or hands-on workshop followed by refreshments organized by the hospitality committee.

This year we hope that all our meetings will be in person but if we feel the need, we can also do virtual meetings.   Although we have lost some members during the past difficult year, we are still strong and growing in membership.  In September we had our first meeting at the center.  After the pause in the last year, it was wonderful to greet old friends and socialize.  Our October meeting will be a hands-on workshop creating flower arrangements in coffee mugs to deliver to local nursing homes. 

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Membership Info

Our membership did lessen during this terrible year, but we are accepting new members. 

New potential members can leave their information below on “Get in Touch”. 

Membership Info

Christmas Meeting with Yankee Swap December 2021

Decorating Seaman's Bethel

At our first meeting in September the challenge was to create an arrangement in a metal container.

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Members brought in samples from their gardens such as a single perennial flower, a branch from a tree or bush, and the largest zucchini. Members voted for the best specimen in each category

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Hospitality did a great job for our enjoyment after the business meeting.

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During the winter season, we also enjoy house plants. 

This is an Apostle Plant.  The flowers only last a day.  They grow on fans of 12 leaves, hence the name. Other names are Apostle Iris, Poor Man’s Orchid and Walking Iris. It is in the iris family found in tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas.

In November we will have a houseplant swap.


We combined our June meeting and installation of officers with our first meeting in September in a member’s yard.

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The beautification Committee decorated window boxes at the New Bedford Art Museum.

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Members decorated Seaman’s Bethel for the holidays.

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Greater New Bedford Garden Club

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Meeting Schedule

Every first Wednesday of the month meetings will be held at the Acushnet Council on Aging 59 ½ South Main St. Acushnet, MA 02743.  If indoor meetings are cancelled because of COVID we will resume our meetings on Zoom.


Our plant sale will still be held on Saturday May 14th, 2022 at NBC Distributers, 145 Alden Rd. Fairhaven, MA 02719, 9:00 Am – 1:00 PM rain or shine.


Our annual meeting and election of officers will be on June 1st at the Wamsutta Club in New Bedford.  Scholarships will be announced at this meeting followed by a luncheon.




Club Officers


Pauline Santos

First Vice President: 

Teresa Dall

Second Vice President: 

Carol Ann Bolton

Corresponding Secretary: 

Lynda Perkins

Recording Secretary: 

Vivian Medeiros

Assistant Recording Secretary: 

Brenda Dias


Sheila Couto

Assistant Treasurer:

Virginia Eckert


Brenda Dias

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