Meetings

Outdoor and In-Person Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 11, 2021
at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road, 10:00am – OUTSIDE !

Join us for our annual meeting. We’ll share good food, laughter and reconnect.  This is the meeting to sign up for the committee of your choice and find out what is happening in the coming Garden Club year.  We’ll also vote on the 2021-2022 budget and vote in the new Executive Board.

 

Tree Identification:  A Journey Through Time
with Michael Wojtech
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road
6:30 pm business meeting; 7:00 social time; 7:15 program begins
~ open to anyone interested in gardening ~

No single view of a tree is a fixed snapshot in time that tells the complete story.  Join Michael and discover how trees grow, reproduce, and interact with their environment across days, weeks, seasons, and years and over varying scales – from the intricate details of buds, flowers, leaves, and bark that we use for species identification to the collaborative roles of trees in ecosystems.  Learn more about the function and experience the beauty of characteristics such as peeling bark, overwintering buds, lobed or toothed leaves, flowers by the thousands, and seeds that fly on the wind.

Green’s Workshop
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road
6:30 pm business meeting/workshop begins
~ members only ~

Members will create holiday wreaths, centerpieces and swags to sell at the Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 4th.  This meeting is truly “hands on” where we can really let our creativity shine and be inspired by each other.  Don’t forget your clippers, greens from your yard and any unusual or unwanted containers, baskets, ribbons and decorations to share or donate.  This meeting always sets the tone for the upcoming holiday season with lots of fun and inspiration.

 

Planting Your Garden in a Changing Climate
with Mark Richardson
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road
6:30 pm business meeting; 7:00 social time; 7:15 program begins
~ open to anyone interested in gardening ~

Climate change has both subtle and robust effects on the local plant life that surrounds us.  This program will discuss how we can take a proactive approach in designing and maintaining our gardens for the future.

 

 

Culinary Herbs – 15 herbs everyone should know, sow & grow
With Karen O’Brien
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road
6:30 pm business meeting; 7:00 social time; 7:15 program begins
~ open to anyone interested in gardening ~

Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (and basil) are great herbs that form the backbone of a good herb garden.  In this lecture, we will explore lesser known herbs that you should include to make a great herb garden.  Culinary, fragrant, and ornamental, these herbs will add a new dimension to your garden and kitchen.  We will sample an array of herbal concoctions which will enliven your life throughout the year and set a course for your own herbal adventure.

 

Low Maintenance Gardening: Perennials from Spring to Fall
With Laura Bibler
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road
6:30 pm business meeting; 7:00 social time; 7:15 program begins
~ open to anyone interested in gardening ~

Proper placement and selections of perennials presents a unique challenge to even the most experienced gardeners.  This presentation addresses those challenges.  It will provide a photographic survey of select perennials and how best to place them in the garden throughout the seasons for maximum bloom time.

 

Summer Social / Year Ed Wrap-up
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

` time and location to be determined
Would you like to host?  If yes, please let Leslie or Karen know!