At the Thursday, October 23rd meeting of the Camden Garden Club, member Barbara Furey of Rockport will talk about how she turned a nondescript backyard into a perennial showplace. The work began in 1965 and hasn’t stopped. In 2013 her garden won the National Garden Club’s New England region’s award for the best perennial garden and has twice been on the Camden House and Garden Tour. Barbara will show lots of pictures and report some of what she has learned along the way.
The public is always welcome. At the Congregational Church in Camden (at the light on Rte. 1). Refreshments at 9; the program at 9:30, and a garden club business meeting at 10:30.
The Camden Garden Club is in its 99th year of educating about the art of gardening and developing and preserving beauty in and around Camden – like the trademark hanging red geranium baskets on lamp posts in summer and lighted wreaths in winter, the Camden Tree Program, maintaining the Village Green, planting beds and boxes all over, and giving scholarships to area students in horticulture-related studies.
Camden is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Meetings, including more programs, begin each April, and end in October, giving way to the Club’s Christmas projects and a five-week horticulture series at the Camden Public Library in winter. New members are always welcome.