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The Norristown Garden Club is offering scholarships to residents of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties who are enrolled in full-time, horticulture-related programs. Non-residents will be considered if attending a full-time, horticulture-related program at an academic institution in the above counties. To obtain an application, visit the Norristown Garden Club’s website, norristowngardenclub.org/ngc/index.php/scholarship-applicationThe deadline for applications is April 30, 2019. (PA)

New Roots Youth Garden Autumn Garden Club! Every Thursday from 5-6.30. Come to the Garden Club to see real life science, math, engineering, and art all mixed together in our lovely vegetable and fruit garden. Come for one session or all of them! For Children 5-12. Littles under 5 are welcome with a guardian to hang out in the Littles Garden, and teens looking for service learning hours are also welcome to come and volunteer! (VA)

The Clematis Garden Club meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in the Greenville Public Library. Anyone interested is welcome to attend as a guest. (NY)

The Orange County Organic Gardening Club focuses on organic edibles with education, gardening tips, techniques, and local resources. Speaker topics range from avocados to xeriscape and everything in between. The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month from September through June in the Silo Building at Centennial Farm in the Orange County Fair and Events Center. (CA)

For the month of April, members of the Ledyard Garden Club will be displaying their favorite plants at the Bill Library. Each week, different plants will be on display, with descriptions of the plants and why members enjoy them. Many plants are easily grown in town, and some will be available during the club’s annual plant sale on Saturday, May 18. A variety of annuals, perennials and vegetables will be for sale, including plants from member gardens. For more information, visit ledyardgardenclub.org. (CT)

The Mountain View Garden Club will hold their April meeting, April 24.  Members and invited guests will meet at the library at 8 a.m. to carpool to our Greenhouse Tour out of town.  Program leaders for this tour are Robi Tanner, Joyce Thompson and Carolyn Flynn.  The Mountain View Garden Club is a member of the South Central District of the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri and Central Region of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (MO)
Regular meetings of the Camden Garden Club resume on Thursday, April 25 at First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street in Camden at 9 a.m. with coffee and tea followed by the guest speaker at 9:30 a.m.  David T. Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist and Cooperating Professor of Horticulture for the University of Maine has chosen “Growing Strawberries and Raspberries” as his topic and he will cover the variety of plants that are available, how to select the best planting site, and how to prepare the soil to ensure a bountiful and delicious crop. (ME)

Nathan Frohling, the director of Coastal and Marine Initiatives for the Nature Conservancy, and Frogard Ryan, the group’s state director, will make a presentation on the Long Island Sound Blue Plan at La Grua Center on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. This initiative by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and other stakeholders is designed to protect traditional uses of the Sound, such as fishing and boating, while protecting the its ecologically significant places. The Blue Plan contains information and mapping about human usage and ecological resources. There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation. The event, hosted by the Stonington Garden Club, is free and open to the public. (CT)

The first Garden Education Club meeting will take place on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. It will be located at the Betty Brazelton Community Center next to Lathrop City Hall. The address is 707 Oak Street, Lathrop, Mo. Future meetings will take place at a different location in Lathrop but the times will be consistent each month. During our first meeting we will be covering the basics of seed starting at home. (MO)

The annual plant sale of the Bartlesville Council of Garden Clubs, Green Thumb and Hopeful Redbud clubs will be 8:30 a.m. April 27 at Eastland Shopping Center. They will be offering for sale — monarch kits, perennials such as milkweed, hostas, daylilies, bee balm, black-eyed susans, garden phlox, Solomon’s seal, daisies, yarrow, horsetail and columbine. Herbs , annuals, ground covers, succulents and house plants will also be available. (OK)

The Oz Garden Club has partnered with Back Home Nursery of Osawatomie for its annual spring flower fundraiser. The club, which operates the Over the Rainbow Community Garden in Osawatomie, will be selling flower pots and baskets of several types and colors. The sale ends Friday, April 19, according to the Over the Rainbow Community Garden’s Facebook page. Flowers can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Back Home Nursery, 36545 John Brown Highway, Osawatomie. (KS)

The Dolley Madison Garden Club will celebrate its 100th birthday with a centennial tour April 27 as part of the statewide Historic Garden Week event, followed by a centennial celebration Sunday, May 5. (VA)

Hanford Garden Club 22nd Annual Garden Tour Saturday, April 27, 2019   9 a.m. - 3 p.m. rain or shine. We will be highlighting five gardens in Hanford with vendors and plant sale at another location. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at Ramblin' Rose Florist in Lemoore, and An Enchanted Florist, Hofmans Nursery, Fonseca Nursery and Gonsalves-Fasso Florist in Hanford. Tickets may also be obtained from any Hanford Garden Club member or calling 707-1766 or 381-2689. All visitors attending tour must have a ticket. No strollers allowed. (CA)

The Everson Garden Club holds its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, on the Everson Elementary School lawn, 216 Everson-Goshen Rd. This sale offers lots of colorful perennials (unusual as well as old stand-bys), natives, shrubs and small trees at significantly below retail prices. All plants sold can thrive in Whatcom County. Vendors will offer veggie starts, specialty plants and crafts. Cash or checks only. (WA)

Staunton's historic garden week will celebrate 100 years of the Augusta Garden Club. This week-long event across Virginia provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia's springtime color, as well as beautiful houses with flower arrangements created by Garden Club members across the state, a release said. Each spring visitors are welcomed to some of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during "America's Largest Open House." This year's tour will celebrate the 100th year of the Augusta Garden Club. It will showcase more than 200 years of historically significant residential architecture including styles like Jeffersonian Federal, Greek Revival, Victorian and Colonial Revival, the release said. Staunton's historic garden week tour will take place April 27. (VA)

Sweet Briar House is a featured stop this year during the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week, which takes place April 27-May 4. Sweet Briar House is part of the Lynchburg tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. The tour is hosted by The Lynchburg Garden Club and Hillside Garden Club. Tickets are $30 per person if purchased in advance and $40 on site. Single-site admission is $15. Tickets are available here, along with detailed information about each location on the Lynchburg tour. (VA)

The Lancaster Garden Club meets on Sunday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the First Church of Christ Unitarian, 725 Main St., Lancaster. The topic will be, “Genetically Modified Plants: Are GMOs evil? Are they the future hope of the world? Or are they something in between?” (PA)

Garden enthusiasts will likely want to circle May 4 on their calendars. It’s the date of Squaw Run Garden Club’s annual plant and flower sale, where members will present tables of colorful perennials, herbs and vegetables. The sale will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Squaw Valley Park in O’Hara. (PA)

Rock Island Horticulture Club will meet 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, at the Longview Park garage, 17th Street and 18th Avenue. Plants include trees, perennials, vegetables and houseplants. Club members will answer questions on a variety of horticulture topics. Money raised goes to the Quad-City Botanical Center, Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department and the Horticulture Club. (IA)

The Versailles Garden Club again is sponsoring its annual SpringFest Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to noon May 4 in the former fire house on South Center Street in Versailles. The sale offers a large variety of perennials from members’ gardens as well as annuals, hanging baskets and special planting offerings to area gardeners who are looking for variety, proven plants and great prices. There also will be raffle items. (OH)

The Fallbrook Historical Society's Annual Garden Tour is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9 am - 3 pm. (CA)

Poulsbo Garden Club: Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the old James Lumber site (19801 Viking Ave. in Poulsbo). Visitors can purchase veggie starts, native plants, annuals, perennials, garden art and more at very reasonable prices. There is no admission fee and proceeds are returned to the community in the form of garden grants. Last year’s plant sale provided a total of $3,300 to eight local organizations for garden-related projects. (WA)
Penn State Master Gardeners of Lancaster County are accepting your unwanted garden supplies. Items will be sold at the annual plant sale (May 4, 2019). To arrange for items to be picked up, call 717-575-1192 or email lancastergardenshed@gmail.com. (PA)

Flora the Purple Cow will once again make an appearance at the May Market Plant Sale to be held on Saturday, May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Orange Town Green on Center Street in Orange. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place at the High Plains Community Center pavilion. Sponsored by The Garden Club of Orange, the sale will feature plants and perennials grown in members’ gardens. Annuals, as well as a variety of baked goods, will be available for purchase. (CT)

The Champlin Garden Club announces their Plant Sale Fundraiser. Date - 05/11/2019, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. at Willy McCoy’s Parking Lot. Choose from annuals, perennials, natives and herbs. Pollinator-friendly plants from local nurseries and club members. No neonicotinoids! Sale supports Doris Kemp Park Gardens and local school Junior Master Gardner textbooks. (MN)

The Avon Garden Club will be hosting its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon, May 18 at the east end of the city property next to the Avon Senior Center, 36786 Detroit Road. For sale will be many sturdy plants, grown by members, potted up, and ready to be planted. according to a news release. Knowledgeable gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about the plants that are being sold as well as other gardening questions. (OH)

The Skyline Garden Club will host a presentation on overcoming lazy gardening featuring garden columnist Marianne Binetti at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Skyline Beach Club, 6041 Sands Way, Anacortes. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. (WA)

The Gates Mills Garden Club is sponsoring its annual Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Admission is free. Club members have been growing plants from seeds, dividing plants and potting cuttings from their own yards to offer plants for the sale. (OH)

The Connellsville Garden Club will be hosting the annual Geranium Festival on Saturday, May 25. At its February meeting, the club also discussed the possibility of reinstating its Garden Tour and is asking anyone with a home garden interested in showcasing their garden to contact any Garden Club member. (PA)

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The speaker will be Rachel Roat, publisher of the online periodical “Tree Laws.” Roat will talk about what people’s rights and duties are regarding the trees on private property, in the community, and especially in the Pinelands.
- See more at: http://www.shamongsun.com/2014/12/30/pinelands-garden-club-holding-first-meeting-2015-jan-12/#sthash.mzNKAlB9.dpufAs part of Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary Celebration, there will be a historical house and garden tour Sunday, June 14.
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