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Hershey Children’s Garden 2018 Affiliate Container Project

Theme: Mystery Gardens

This year, design a container around a secret theme that ties all of the container’s plants together. For each container, we will create a flip card sign. The front of the sign will read “Garden Club Name” followed by “Can you guess what makes these plants similar?” When children flip the card, they will reveal the hidden theme. For example, the hidden theme could be “Lemon Scented,” “Fuzzy,” or “Starts with the letter S.” The mystery theme will encourage Hershey Children's Garden visitors to engage with your containers.

We encourage you to make your container as plant-based as possible, so our staff can keep your container looking as beautiful in August as it did in May. If you absolutely must incorporate a few trinkets, please make sure they cannot be pulled out of the container by children. A good rule of thumb to follow is: If you can pull a trinket out of your container, a child can too. We highly encourage you to consider using only plants in your container.

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Beach Club Garden Club Presents:
It's Tea Time

Monday, May 21, 1pm
Don Umerly Civic Center
21012 Hilliard Blvd.
Rocky River, OH 

Bring your favorite tea cup and enjoy a tea tasting before and during the program by Kathleen Gips. Following the program, you will enjoy sweets and savories made by our members.

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GLOW 2018 Theme for Tree Decorating

The theme selected by clubs with voting on Affiliates @ GLOW Day was the Nostalgia theme. It’s been tweaked such that our GLOW 2018 theme is: Days of Yore…Remember when?

The nostalgia we enjoyed in days of yore is remembered in our December holidays (December1 –December 31). With this in mind, focus on a memory, a year, a time, an era that evokes an answer to the question “Remember when?” Your ideas may be based on what happened in your childhood, or not; in Cleveland or someplace locally, or it could be the collective memories of our nation or the world. Just a note: ideas or themes used in the last three (3) years will not be allowed….dig deeper!

Again, you are asked to include recycled/upcycled items in your decorations (NOTE: this was a HUGE hit during GLOW 2017!). However, this year you are asked to include a sign (or signage) that is an ornament (REMEMBER NO ITEMS ON THE FLOOR!) This (these) sign(s) should educate visitors/members as to what was used, how it was used, and/or why it was used in your decorations. These were the questions asked repeatedly during GLOW 2017.This will make GLOW 2018 bigger, brighter, and more educational!

Remember, the number of the sized trees is limited! The 10’ trees are committed quickly. Also, there are four (4) wreaths that need decorating too; these are ideal for the smaller clubs that feel a tree is too great a commitment for them. If you have any questions or wish to commit your club to decorating a tree, contact Kevin Borowiak at 216-744-4866 or We will post updated club sign-ups on our webpage Affiliate Bulletin Board.

Last, Kevin’s motto: your imagination is the defined limit of your creativity still rules!!!