events

  PROGRAMS 2017 - 2018
  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 19, 2017
  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  Welcome Back Cocktail Party at the Stevens Estate, North Andover
  Join all the club members for a fun and festive catered buffet at the Stevens Estate! This meeting is one of the best ways to meet everyone in the club and learn about all the activities planned for the new club year!                                                                                                                                Members only.            
   
  Saturday, October 21, 2017
  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, November 7, 2017
 
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
 
Home Decor that Add Sparkle to your Holidays at the First United Methodist Church
  57 Peters St., North Andover

'Tis the season for special arrangements to create a joyful atmosphere throughout your home, whether you are a novice or a more experienced decorator.  All arrangements will be included in a drawing.  This program is shared with the Andover Spade & Trowel Garden Club.   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Open to the Public.

  Tuesday, November 28, 2017
  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 16, 2018
  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  Member Potluck Social!
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 3, 2018
  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

  A Camel's Garden:  Drought-tolerant Plants with Jen Kettell at Stevens Memorial Library
When the dog days of summer hit, many of us are faced with water bans that limit our ability to water our lush gardens.  In this lecture, Jen will share the effects of drought on woody plants, and describe plant adaptations for dealing with drought.  Most importantly, she will introduce you to a new palette of plant material that will decrease your water use while increasing species diversity and beauty in your home landscape.  This program will be shared by the Library.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Open to the Public.

  Tuesday, March 13, 2018    
  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  Color Gardens: Beautiful Perennial Combos Spring thru Frost, with Maria von Brincken
In this program, color theory and texture are introduced as design tools.  Create your own winning combinations of plants and sequences of bloom with ideas for both sunny and shady borders from spring throughout the fall.                                                                                                   Open to the Public.
 
  Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  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.

  Saturday, April 28, 2018
  Anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
 
Patriots Memorial Park Fall Clean-up                                                                                                                     All Member Participation

  Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  Chameleon Containers with Deborah Trickett
Container gardens have the power to transform the space in which you live.  They can turn front doors, back decks, and intimate patios into more welcoming places.  During this program we will see examples of designs that transition throughout the seasons.

Deborah is an award-winning container garden designer whose work has been featured in the Boston Globe, Garden Gate, New England Home, and on the TV show, New England Dream Home.                                                                                                                                                 Open to the Public.

  Sunday, May 20, 2018
  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  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 Paisley’s and  fresh produce from a local farmer.
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 12, 2018
  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
  Garden Design: Art of the Vignette with Cheryl Monroe at Stevens Memorial Library

This is a fun design presentation featuring small spaces in a garden to convey a sense of drama and personal style and how to avoid common faux pas.  Cheryl Monroe talks about using color, design features, and objects d'art to draw the eye and create fabulous vignettes.  Cheryl, a Master Gardener specializing in clematis and garden deisgn, follows the motto "Pretty it up!" and strives to have beautiful pest-free gardens on her one-acre plot in central Massachusetts where she grows close to 100 clematis species and hybrids, dozens of ornamental vines, hundreds of perennials, and a large variety of both deciduous and coniferous trees and shurbs.  See Cheryl's entertaining blog (Garden in the Burrow) for more information. 
                                                                                                                                                             Open to the public (at Stephens Memorial Library.)

  Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  Tour of Bedrock Gardens, 45 High Road, Lee, New Hampshire
Tour the Bedrock Gardens' grounds and experience a premier garden of New England, an oasis of art, horticulture, and inspiration, located in lower New Hampshire.  The house and barn are surrounded by 23 featured areas, multiple gardens, and sculptures, including a formal parterre garden with a diamond patterned-bluestone path, leading to a ten-foot high yew arch.  This opens up to the Garish Garden bright with clashing plant material, painted tuteurs, lively sculptures, and Wiggle Waggle, a 200 foot-long water channel.  Planted with lotus and lilies, this waterway twists between the Spring House and the CopTop, two structures capped by antique skylights. Meet at the North Andover Youth Center parking lot at 8:45 am.  Travel by carpool.  Lunch will be on the way home at participant's own expense. RSVPs and payment will be due by June 10th.                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                          Members and Invited Guests only.