2021-2022 Main Club Programs
Founded in 1876, the Lexington Field & Garden Club is committed to and focused on education, service, and friendship. We offer many educational, social, and community improvement opportunities through lectures, workshops, field trips, and projects focused on horticulture and landscaping.
Join us for our 2021-2022 season!
Main Club Programs take place at 10 AM the second Wednesday of September-November and January-May. In November we meet in the evening, and in April we have both day and evening meetings.
Meetings are via zoom and open to members only. To join, please visit our membership page. For a full listing, see Programs. To view past Main Club programs on YouTube, CLICK HERE.
The Lexington Field and Garden Club is now offering a “Grants for Gardeners” program!
This program funds innovative ideas developed by you, our members, over the fiscal year. If you have a new idea that promotes our mission of “education, service and friendship” or that benefits the Town of Lexington, please click here for more information. The next grant application deadline is September 15, 2022.
Wednesday, November 10, 7 PM via Zoom
Herbal Medicine and Magic, Sorting Facts From Fancy with Judith Sumner
Judith Sumner is a botanist who specializes in ethnobotany, flowering plants, plant adaptations, and garden history. She has taught extensively both at the college level and at botanical gardens, including Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and Garden in the Woods. Judith will talk about plants as the most reliable source of effective medicines, and how herbal botany is comingled with fanciful tales and magical lore: During her illustrated lecture, she will sort out fact from fancy, legends from legitimate cures, and trace the evolution of modern drugs from traditional herbal and ethnobotanical origins. In addition, Judith will include some recent herbal insights from Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II.