CAMDEN GARDEN CLUB – 100th BIRTHDAY PARTY MARCH 4
The Camden Garden Club invites one and all to the Picker Room on Wednesday, March 4 at 2:00 pm to celebrate its 100th birthday. The club, that has done so much to promote beautification and civic betterment in Camden over the past century, has chosen “All Those Flowers” as its centennial theme and during the entire month of March the Picker Room will showcase contributions Camden Garden Club has made to the community, the tree program, the flower baskets and wreaths on the lampposts, the traffic islands, the Village Green beds, the Children’s Amphitheater, scholarships, and much, much more. The exhibit will include a slide show of historic photographs, newspaper articles and awards that commemorate 100 years of the oldest garden club in Maine, and the dedication of members past and present.
“All Those Flowers – 100 Years of Camden Garden Club.” Established in 1915 by a group of like minded women with an objective to develop and preserve the beauty in and around Camden, the Camden Garden Club’s commitment has remained steadfast. Between 1915 and 2015: Over 1,000 trees have been planted; the town’s lampposts have been adorned with 4,500 flower baskets and 4,100 wreaths; more than 100 scholarships have been awarded; 32 gardens/parks have been designed and planted; the club has hosted at least 500 programs, and the list goes on. On March 4, 2015 Camden Garden Club will receive a Legislative Sentiment from the Maine State Legislature in recognition of these accomplishments.
Beginning in 1948 the club has held 67 annual home and garden tours. The capital raised by these tours ensures that the Camden Garden Club will be able to continue in the spirit of the original founders all those years ago. Preparations for the 68th annual House and Garden Tour on July 16, 2015 are well underway. This major fundraising event has been the highlight of the summer season since it began in 1948, and this year ticket holders will be able to visit many of the homes and gardens that participated in that very first tour.
The Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc. New members are always welcome.