Programs

 Programs

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. The location is Follen Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, except for September 24 and February 8 ( Zoom).
*Programs are canceled if the Lexington Public Schools are canceled due to snow or other inclement weather. Please check lexingtonps.schoolwires.net for school closing information.

Wednesday, February 8 – Zoom at 9:30 AM Social/10:00 AM Meeting

The Arboretum Sensory Garden with Scott Stanley and   the Sensory Garden at the Lexington Community Center with Rita Pandey and Barbara Tarrh
Scott Stanley has a BS in Horticulture Science from the University of Minnesota-
Twin Cities. He has over 35 years of Horticulture and Landscape experience which includes over 25 years of public sector work at Como Park Conservatory and the University of Minnesota. His talk will give us a brief history and background of the Arboretum, Sensory Garden installment date, design intent for the garden, partners that utilize the space, and how this differs from other sensory gardens.

Rita Pandey and Barbara Tarrh, both LFGC members, are the Co-Chairs for the Sensory Garden at the Lexington Community Center. Rita will give an overview of the garden from the initial concept to the finished garden. We will learn about the plantings and why a sensory garden is important.

Wednesday, March 8 – 9:30 AM Social/10:00 AM Meeting

Designing a Garden for Children and Teaching Them About Gardening 

with Erika Huber

Erika Huber is the Youth and Family Program Coordinator for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. She holds degrees in Forestry and Horticulture and has over ten years of experience working with children in environmental and gardening education.
Erika will present a visually inspiring slideshow on the plants, features, and activities of a children’s garden that will attract and engage children of all ages. The presentation will elaborate on how water, soil, specific planting activities, creative features, and living creatures all play a part in the make-up of an unforgettable children’s garden.

Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 PM Social/7:00 PM Meeting

Edible Landscaping with Charlie Nardozzi

Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality and is the former host of PBS’s Garden Smart. He was the senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association.
Many gardeners want to grow their own vegetables, herbs, and fruits in their yard but don’t want to sacrifice the beauty of their landscape. Foodscaping allows you to do both. By selecting attractive varieties of vegetables, herbs, and fruits, you can mix and match edible plants with ornamental ones. In this talk, he will cover some design tips for organizing your yard, how to plant in succession, and interplant to keep a garden looking great even as you harvest. He will also share his gallery of favorite foodscape plants.

 Friday, April 28 – 11 AM

Arbor Day Observances

Wednesday, May 10 – 9:30 AM Social/10:00 AM Meeting

Container Gardens: Jaw Dropping, Traffic Stopping, Get Your Neighbors Talking Containers with Deborah Trikett

Following our Annual Meeting, Deborah Trikett, an award-winning container garden designer who has worked in the gardening industry for over 30 years, will present her program. She is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist and a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional and the owner of The Captured Garden. By combining unusual plant material and creative design ideas, she creates gardens and containers that are truly one of a kind.
Join Deborah as she shows you how to take your container garden from “blah” to “aaah.” She will start with the basics, including appropriate containers, soil mixes, and plant choices for different site conditions. She will then proceed to new and unusual plant materials and uncommon, even “green,” container choices.

Saturday, May 20,  7:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Front Lawn DPW

90th Plant Sale!