Members of the CGC took part in a club sponsored workshop which included many of the foods and products made by thier own members. A very talented group of people indeed!
The members of the Centerport Garden Club were given a humerous and informative talk about butterflies at their monthly meeting in July, 2017 byt the butterfly specialist, Rick Mikula.
The day before the Floral Exhibition is judged the horticulture specimens and floral designs are brought in for placement. Our horticulture teams helps with plant id and with the correct paperwork required for submission. The designers bring in and place their work and some decide to complete their installation in situ. Hospitality gathers and prices all the homemade goodies for sale while creating the platters for light refreshments offered to our visitors. Our talented artists and artisans deliver their work for display and sale. This is a 12 hour day for many of our members.
The set up for our Floral Exhibition at the Harborfields Library in Greenlawn begins 3 days before the opening of the show. The tables are installed, the tablecloths are ironed and pinned so no one trips on the draping. Then the sections and signage are put into place awaiting the delivery of the horticulture and designs. The Art room is installed with display easels and tables. Ways and Means shares the room to display gardening and design items as well as garden inspired decor items for sale. Hospitality is set up to provide light refreshments and homemade bake sale goodies.
One of the benefits of being a member of the CGC is the amount of trips taken together to explore various aspects of gardening and design. This year a trip to see the Chihuly Show at the New York Botanical Gardens was on the agenda and enjoyed by all.
The May monthly meeting of the Centerport Garden Club was held at the Peconic River Herb Farm. After the business meeting the members were given a tour of the Farm and also had ample opportunity to fill up their trunks with goodies purchased at this excellent nursery.
Each year members of the Centerport Garden Club design and plant the garden at the Harborfields Library Circle on Broadway in Centerport NY. Throughout the season each week these members weed and care for the plants in this community beautification program.
Each year members of the CGC spend time cleaning up the Grist Mill Park in Centerport NY. The Centerport Garden club is dedicated to many local beautification projects.