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Club Events and Activities
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Special Events

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March 2024

6th          BOARD MEETING

13th        GENERAL MEETING    

Pot Luck organized by the Hospitality Committee       Orleans Yacht Club

Members and Guests

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April 2024

3rd         BOARD MEETING


Speaker    Karen O’Brien, owner of “The Green Woman’s Garden” in the town of Richmond, NH.  Karen is a master gardener and affiliated with the Northeast Membership District Delegate for the Herb Society of America, past Botany and Horticulture Chair of HAS, and past Secretary of the International Herb Association.  She is also a contributing author and editor to the several Herb of the Year books, produced by the IHA.


Karen will present “Infusing your life with herbs.” and introduce ways to use culinary herbs in your everyday life.  Learn how to take simple culinary staples, such as butters, sugars, vinegars, and more and transform them into something special with the addition of fresh herbs, infusing your pantry with the scents and colors of summer.  We will be able to sample an array of herb-kissed food products which will enliven your meals throughout the year and begin your own herbal adventure.


Workshop       With Karen O’Brien we will create three herbal items for your pantry after her lecture.

Material fee $7.500 per person if interested – Members Only   Details to follow.

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May 2024




Program Title:    "Spring is here"    Bob Whitney AIFD


While creating  different designs in front of the audience I will cover such topics as…. Care and handling and the chain of life of flowers, transportation of today products, useful products used to treat flowers, products available to help the designer, mechanics of a design, design styles, color, line, texture, balance.

Bob has worked in the floral industry for 45 years, in retail, wholesale and education.  He has presented many demos to local garden clubs in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

A 37 year member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD).  He presented a program at the national symposium of AIFD in Atlanta (Tropical Techniques).    Now in retirement he is teaching floral design classes at the Suffield senior center and the West Springfield creative arts center.

He has participated in the Festival of Flowers at the Springfield Museums for many years.

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June 2024

5          BOARD

12        GENERAL



End of Year Luncheon at a member's home

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February 2024



Speaker        Bird scaping:  Home Sweet Habitat

Joan Butler holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Certificate in Landscape Management from UMass Extension Green School. She is a Master Gardener, has worked as a horticulturist at Weston Nurseries, and is a past Chairman of the Massachusetts Landscape Design Council. She is also a member of the Garden Consultants Council and an accredited Flower Show Judge.

Joan presented a richly illustrated program that explored the importance of creating welcoming habitats for birds through thoughtful landscape choices, including native plants, vital for food and nesting sites. We learned about the benefits and joys of creating beautiful, layered gardens designed for avian – and human habitat.

January 2024

3          BOARD MEETING
10        GENERAL MEETING  Zoom
Speaker:  Sally Muspratt

A graduate of Radcliffe in the field of Landscape Design and owner of Sally Muspratt Landscape Design, Inc. among many other accomplishments, led us on a tour of Le Quatre Vents, located in Charlevoix County, Quebec where she has the opportunity to visit often.  Le Quatre Vents is considered one of the world’s most breathtaking gardens.  Sally’s spoke of Frances H. Cabot, Founder of Nature Conservancy in 1989 and Horticulturalist who’s parent’s owned Le- Quatre Vents.

Sally’s presentation offered us beautiful views of this wonderful garden to help chase our winter blues away!

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December 2023

6          BOARD MEETING



Workshop:       SHARON DAVIS   Flower Show Judge, former President of the Garden Club of Arizona and Nauset Garden Club as well as a multiple award-winning art in bloom designer led our group through the process of creating a holiday mantelpiece or centerpiece.  She demonstrate the Color Blocking method of flower arrangement.

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November 2023

Workshop:  Joan Karter, Nauset Garden Club Secretary & Sue Poskitt, Outreach Committee led a workshop on creating Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Speaker: Jeannie Dodson-Edgars, Master Gardeners Association of Cape Cod and Horticulturalist.

Presentation Title, “Containers are the answer, what is the question?” 

Jeannie has lived in Oregon, Santa Fe New Mexico & Sandwich and has gardened in all types of soils.  Jeannie shared her wins and losses and a demonstration on container gardening.

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October 2023

40th Anniversary of the Nauset Garden Club

The celebration started with an optional visit to the Cape Cod Museum of Art followed by a luncheon with special recognitions at the Encore Bistro & Bar   Dennis, MA

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September 2023

13th General Meeting
Speaker: Jack Ahern, a landscape architect and the author of the book Design with Nature on Cape Cod and the Islands.

He is a retired professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at UMass Amherst. He now lives on Cape Cod. He spoke about plant communities that define Cape Cod’s landscape character and that are well adapted to local soils and growing conditions. Jack is an international expert in landscape ecology and ecological design.

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Special Events

Art in Bloom
June  2023
Crosby Mansion

JUNE 2023
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Art in Bloom throughout the Years


The phrase Art In Bloom is often used as the title of various exhibits held annually, usually in spring, in art museums. The exhibit is composed of traditional visual art pieces and corresponding flower arrangements done by local professional florists and garden club members.

The phrase was created by a Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, volunteer,  Lorraine M. Pitts who also helped found the Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA. The original exhibit was held in the Museum of Fine Arts  in Boston in 1976, where it is held annually.



NGC has held SIX Art in Bloom events. Three events were held at the elegant Crosby Mansion and the others  at The Church of the Holy Spirit and the Orleans Elementary School

JUNE 2018