Welcome to the Garden Club of Niagara
The Garden Club of Niagara has a unique relationship with the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture. We are able to hold our meetings in their building on the Niagara River Parkway with the beautifully maintained gardens within sight. We fund two scholarships each year to deserving School of Horticulture students. A highlight each year for our club has been to decorate the lovely McFarland House for the Rotary House tour. McFarland House, restored by the Niagara Parks Commission in 1959, portrays life in Niagara in the early nineteenth century. Our members also maintain the kitchen garden in front of the house during the summer. Working on these projects gives us the opportunity to get to know each other and share common interests.
The members of the Garden Club of Niagara are all set to enjoy the exciting challenges that are planned for 2017! We enjoyed a well deserved rest after the frenzy of decorating at McFarland and Bende House. We had five very talented ladies from our club guiding us. Each year it seems to get better! The club members put their hearts into creating fabulous designs, sitting in the houses to answer lots of questions from the visitors, and countless other jobs that are all required for our successful installations! We were also fortunate to have our hard work recognized by Theresa Forte in the newspapers! We also had wonderful food and great fellowship at our celebratory luncheon at Pillar and Post. November and December seemed to be a blur! But now we are back, full of renewed energy and excitement.
Our meetings continue to provide interesting speakers and demonstrators with the addition of workshops for twenty lucky members most months. Each workshop focusses on different skills while providing a lovely design to take home. What could be better? Our December design was spectacular but the lucky attendees had to navigate a very icy world due to some early winter weather. Luckily, we all got home safely with designs intact…at least I hope!
We have several exciting things planned in the next few months. Stay tuned! This year is going to be very busy.
Finally, I’d like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy, New Year. I think it is shaping up to be awesome!
Yours in flowers!
The Garden Club of Niagara's gallery and slide shows
Riverbrink Art Museum - ART & BLOOMS - April 2017
February Workshop - Alstroemeria Topiary Tree
Holiday House Tour December 2 & 3, 2016 - Niagara-on-the-Lake
The Garden Club of Niagara decorated
the historic McFarland House and Glen Willow, the York Road home
Christmas Centerpiece Workshop
"Rooted in the Garden" - September 10, 2016
Rooted in the Garden was held at the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture celebrating their 80th birthday. The event involved lectures and workshops, provided an opportunity for horticultural groups to provide information to the public plus a display of floral designs by the Garden Club of Niagara which enhanced art work by the Niagara Parkway Artist Guild.
The Garden Club of Niagara celebrated our 20th Birthday with a floral cake at the GCO AGM we hosted on June 6th. We had 7 Floral Design student judges graduate and receive their pins and diplomas.
Modern Mass design demonstration by Celia Roberts. April 25
Modern Line Workshop given by Celia Roberts - April 25
'Easter workshop in an egg carton' given by Barbara Bedell - March 21st
'Elegant Design Using One Flower' - instructor Lindy Fedchun. . . lots of practice using glue dots and lily grass!
January Workshop with Wendy Downing on Leaf Manipulation
The GCN decorated Coyne House
Our 20th Anniversary celebration honouring our Charter Members,
Garden Club of Niagara
Meetings: Niagara Parks School of Horticulture
2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls ON
Telephone: (905) 937 1427
Club Quick Facts
Lindy Fedchun (905) 937-5818 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing address : 11 Golden Blvd.
St.Catharines, Ontario L2N 7L8
Meetings: 4th Monday of the month.
No meeting in June, July, August and December
Flower Shows in October and May