Founded in 1965, the Laurelwood Garden Club
strives to beautify the city of Fitchburg and its surrounding areas. 2018,
marked our 20th anniversary partnering with the Fitchburg Art Museum
for our annual spring presentation of Art in Bloom.
Garden club members, local florists and the public
are invited to interpret artwork from the museum’s collection and current exhibitions with flowers. Every fall, club members plant one thousand daffodil bulbs in Fitchburg and the surrounding towns. In January we host a Scholarship Tea.
One year we brought in almost $2,000 and were able to award two high school seniors $1,000 scholarships. The scholarship is open to local high school students pursuing college degrees in environmental or horticultural related studies.
Throughout the calendar year we have multiple floral demonstrations,
craft workshops, all things gardening related,
plus presentations by club members and local experts.
In addition, we often attend programs at Tower Hill or take in a local flower show.
The Club meets on the second Friday of each month,
from September to June, 9:30 am to noon at the Fitchburg Art Museum.
All residents of North Central Massachusetts are welcome to attend.
The Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a member of the National Garden Clubs
and the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts.
If you would like more information on the Laurelwood Garden Club,
please come to one of our meetings.
We meet on the second Friday of the month, September through June,
from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Fitchburg Art Museum, Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA.
Membership is open to anyone interested in gardening.
and bring it to the meeting where
you can speak to one of the garden club officers.
We would love to welcome you as our newest member.
For more information
Laurelwood GC October 14th Meeting ~ Tiptoe through the Trillium with native plant enthusiast Mike Potsaid
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Laurelwood Garden Club
Calendar of Events
September 22 OHARA SCHOOL OF IKEBANA
SEPT 22 This demonstration will highlight arrangements that use asymmetrical form and “empty” space as an essential feature of the composition to express the sense of harmony among the flowers, branches, container, and setting.
October 13 PLANNING FOR SPRING
An LGC member led hands-on workshop. Participants will make a layered bulb pot that will bloom in the spring. $20.00/person
October 20 THINK SPRING! PLANT DAFFODILS!
For the 15th year, members will gather to plant 1,000 daffodil bulbs as its Civic Beautification Project at the Fitchburg Art Museum, and the Upper Common in Fitchburg. Please bring a shovel, bulb planter, and gloves. Meet at FAM at 10 am. Extra daffodil bulbs will be available for purchase. Preorder in September $TBA
November 10 FALL CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP
Member Kathryn Nowosielski will lead participants in making a beautiful centerpiece for their home. $10.00/person
December 8 HOLIDAY PARTY
Catered in Fitchburg Art Museum! Details to be announced.
January 12 THE LIFE AND GARDENS OF BEATRIX FARRAND
Join us for a DVD presentation about the most successful female landscape architect of early 20th century America.
January 27 SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING TEA
Enjoy a scrumptious high tea with friends and members.
Fitchburg Art Museum, 11:30-2:30 pm, Tickets: $25
February 9 PAIRING TEA AND CHOCOLATE
Kim Larkin, a licensed chocolatier, will host a delicious, educational workshop with trivia on the history and health benefits of chocolate. Participants will receive a tea aroma tasting wheel to learn how to pair samplings of tea infusions with various chocolate creations.
March 8 THINK GREEN
Member Kathryn Nowosielski will lead participants in making a terrarium to bring a little bit of spring into their homes. $5.00/person
April 12 TIPS & TRICKS IN FLORAL DESIGN
LGC members will demonstrate floral designs with an emphasis on using environmentally safe materials.
April 25-28 ART IN BLOOM 26th ANNIVERSARY
Our members join with FAM to display over forty floral interpretations throughout the museum galleries. The weekend festivities include lectures, music, and a Champagne Gala on Friday night.
May 10 GO NATIVE
Member Laurie Bebick will give a presentation on why native plants are important and how to incorporate them into your garden.
MAY 28 JULIA CASEY MEMORIAL PLANTER
Help plant annuals in the historic horse trough located in Renaissance Park, Fitchburg.
Sign up with Julie Palioca.
June 9 ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTIONS
Aloha! We will celebrate our end of year with a luau themed luncheon at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster. Arrive at 11:30 am. Advance Registration. Price TBA.
JULY 19 FOURTH ANNUAL PICNIC IN THE PARK
Party at Renaissance Park, Fitchburg. Sign up with Julie Palioca.
Announcements & News
President - Kathryn Nowosielski
Vice-President - Lynn Houston
Secretary - Laurie Bebick
Treasurer - Tisha Schiavitti
Assistant Treasurer - Claire Lavin
Corresponding Secretary - Mary Ed Cain
Art in Bloom - Annette Acosta
Publicity - Julie Palioca
Nominations - Sara Gammell
High School Scholarship - Barbara Reynolds