events

  PROGRAMS 2018- 2019
  All meetings will be held at St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main St., North Andover, unless otherwise noted.
  Please RSVP to the host(s) for all programs  whether you are able to attend or not, in order to plan.

 Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  Welcome Back Social at the Stevens Estate, 723 Osgood St., North Andover
  

  Join all the club members for a fun and festive buffet at the Stevens Estate! This meeting is one of the best ways to meet everyone.
  This catered event ($25 per person) will include a few appetizers for the cocktail hour, followed by a buffet meal, including dessert.  
  There will be a cash bar available with wine, seltzer waters, and soft drinks.  This will be held in the main house, with plenty of parking.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Members only.            
   
  Saturday, October 20, 2018
  Anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  Patriots Memorial Park Fall Clean-up
 
Join us for our traditional autumn beautification work at our own Olmsted-designed park. Bring gloves, clippers, loppers, and rakes. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                          
All Member Participation. 
 Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  Orchids:  Easier Thank You Think
  
  Come hear tips from Norm Selander-Carrier, past president of the NH Orchid Society.  Norm has been re-blooming orchids since 2004 and sharing with garden clubs around the region.  Learn to successfully grow these graceful plants indoors during the months when our outdoor gardens are dormant.  Bring your orchid plants to the meeting for a free consultation.  
St. Michaels Parish Hall, Main Street, North Andover                                                                                                                       Open to the Public. 
  
  Tuesday, November 6, 2018
 
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
 
Flower Farm to Table for the Holidays
  South Church, Central St., Andover, MA

Snug Harbor Farm of Kennebunk, Maine, creates stunning arragnements that help foster a joyful atmosphere throughout your home,
whether you are a novice or a more experienced decorated. 
All arrangments (four or five holiday, inlcuding Thanksgiving), that the Snug Harbor designer shows us how to make, will be raffled off! 
This program is co-hosted with two Andover garden clubs - Village Garden club and Spade & Trowel.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Open to the Public.

  Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  Greens Workshop and Luncheon at Millpond Clubhouse, North Andover
Come decorate wreaths to beautify all the town buildings!  This is a really fun meeting.  Learn how to make a plain wreath into something special!  Then we will sit down and enjoy a potluck lunch together.

Please bring greens from your yard - holly, conifers, berries, rhododendrons, as well as wired ribbon for bows, and any sturdy holiday ornaments.  Kindly bring your Christmas Kindness gift cards and, if you are unable to attend, they can be mailed to Phila Slade. Also let the hosts know what food or beverage you plan to bring.                                                                                                                                                                                Members only.
 
  Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  Member Potluck Social!  at Robin Doherty's home, 16 Cutler Rd., Andover 1:00 to 3:00 pm
A relaxing post-holiday get-together to enjoy each other’s company. Bring a snack, dessert, or beverage and catch up with everyone.
Carpooling is encouraged.                                                                                                                                                                                 Members only.

  Saturday, February 9, 2019
  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

  Small Plants, Big Bang with Jen Kettell
  at the Stevens Memorial Library

Spring is an ideal time to be transplanting woody plants.  Jen will introduce you to new and old favorites that make the most of small spaces.  In the excitement to create a beautiful outdoor living space, many gardeners overplant (in number or size).  Learn about the long-term consequences of overplanting, and how to avoid it by introducing the smaller gems of the plant world into your garden.  Design your next garden bed with some unique native groundcovers, dwarf conifers, and more!  This program is co-hosted by the Library.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Open to the Public.

  Tuesday, March 12, 2019    
  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Home Landscapes
at St. Michael's Parish Hall, Main St.

Suzanne Mahler explores the splendor of flowering trees and shrubs with a look beyond their fleeting flowers to varieties that provide colorful foliage and fruits, attractive forms, and textural bark, for interest in more than one season.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Open to the Public.
 
  Tuesday, April 10, 2019    
  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

   Color Gardens: Beautiful Perennial Combos Spring thru Frost with MNaria Von Brincken
  at First United Methodist Church, 57 Peters St., North Andover                                                                     

  Saturday, May 4
  Anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  
Patriots Memorial Park Fall Clean-up                                                                                                                     All Member Participation 

  Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
  Crazy for Coleus  with Deborah Trickett
  at Brightview Senior Living



Tuesday, May 19, 2019
  10:00 am to 2:00 pm 
 
Annual Plant Sale - On the grounds of the North Andover Middle School 
  RAIN or SHINE. 
  This is our one and only fundraising event of the year!  The sale features proven perennial plants from our gardens, as well as annuals from a local       nursery.
Members are asked to donate at least 5 perennials from their gardens and to participate on the day of the sale. Plants should be delivered to Lisa’s backyard at least two weeks prior to the sale. All proceeds of the sale will go toward the civic beautification of North Andover and free gardening programs.                                                                                                                                                                                         All Member participation.                                            
  Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 50 Shades of Shade with Andi Ross
at Ashland Farm, Chickering Road, North Andover
Gardens once sunny, now shady from overgrown trees, as well as gardens that are placed in existing shade areas, deserve to be as diverse and exciting as a sunny garden.  This talk with Andi will tantalize you with gorgeous shade gardens, reveal guaranteed, easy design secrets, and must-have plants.                                                                                                                                                      Open to the Public.

 Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
  Annual Meeting at Brightview Senior Living, 1275 Turnpike St., North Andover
Join us for this festive potluck dinner, hear committee reports, and toast the many past and upcoming events of our program year!  Please let the hosts know what food or beverage you plan to bring.                                                                                                        Members only.                                                                   

   Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  Tour of Rolling Ridge Retreat Center and the Restored Fletcher Steel Gardens                                 
       Members and Invited Guests only.