Programs

Unless listed otherwise, programs are on Wednesdays at the Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington. 
Coffee at 9:30 AM, Business Meeting at 10 AM followed by presentation. Our meetings are free and open to the public. 
*Garden Club meetings are canceled if the Lexington schools are canceled due to snow or other inclement weather. Please check lexingtonps.schoolwires.net for school closing information. You can also check Channel 5, WBZ radio.

 

Wed Apr 10, 11 AM • Scholarship presentation at Minuteman Regional High School.

We are awarding a scholarship to a student, majoring in horticulture and landscape design. There may be a short tour of the greenhouse, followed by an optional luncheon in the Fife and Drum Restaurant (cost will be less than $15 all-inclusive). If you are interested in attending, please contact Marilyn Ryngiewicz at scrufanos@hotmail.com.  

Wednesady April 10, 7 PM • Middlesex Fells: Its History, Beauty and Diversity.

Bryan Hamlin, biologist of Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation will talk about this public recreation area that covers more than 2,200 acres in Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham, and Winchester. Bryan will focus on the rediscovery of more than 100 native plant species on the property.

Keilty Hall, St. Brigid’s Church, lower level. Refreshments at 6:30 PM, program at 7 PM.

Friday April 26, 11 AM • Arbor Day Observances. 

LFGC and the Department of Public Works will host Arbor Day at the Community Center, with an annual tree-planting ceremony to create community awareness and to honor the memory of those club members who passed away during the year. 

Wednesday May 8 • Annual Meeting & Lecture: Amazing Annuals.

Barbara Hoey, an interior designer whose passion is plants, has worked in the horticultural and floral industry for over 20 years.  As Manager of the Annuals department for Stonegate Gardens, she will show us how to use unusual annuals and tropical plants for unexpected drama in our gardens.  

Lecture followed by LFGC Annual Member’s Luncheon with a Beatrix Potter theme. $22.00; pre-register by April 26th. Church of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam Street.

Saturday May 18, 7 AM – noon • 87th LFGC Plant Sale. Rain or Shine!

This sale, the Club's 87th, will feature choice carefully potted perennials from members' gardens, dahlias and cannas, already in leaf, garden tools and ornaments, and herbs and vegetable flats from Lexington Community Farm. Our perennials are for sun and shade; or native plants will attract pollinators and birdlife to your property.

Hadley Public Services Bldg., 201 Bedford Street.

Wednesday June 5, 1:30 PM • Garden Herbs: Their Cultivation, Cookery, Cures, and Caveats.

Many of medicinal plants brought to the New World escaped dooryard gardens and naturalized in our local flora, which now includes many plants with legitimate or presumed curative properties. Many of these same medicinal herbs were used in cookery and food preservation, revealing the ethnobotanical
wisdom of herbal antibiotic properties. This intriguing overview of medicinal
and culinary plants—from ancient traditions to gourmet cookery, military history, and modern medicine—is cosponsored by Lexington Historical Society.
Lexington Depot. Refreshments in Hancock Barn after lecture. $10/members $15/nonmembers.

Saturday June 15, 10 AM-4 PM (Rain or Shine) • Garden Tour: Lexington Gardens Blossom.

We are so excited by this year’s private gardens. Each reflects the individual interests and passions of the owners; each will inspire you — whether you are just beginning or already have achieved your garden dream. And after exploring these gardens, visit one of our partnering art galleries for some refreshments and a look at art. The proceeds will be used to continue LFGC’s work in Lexington beautifying the town. Click here for more information!