Affiliate Bulletin Board  

Floral Demonstration by Joseph Massie at Cleveland Museum of Art Celebrating 30 Years of Flower Fund Design

Monday, December 3, 2019

For three decades, flowers have graced the entrance lobby of the Cleveland Museum of Art. This weekly contribution of floral artistry is created by members of the Flower Fund, a committee of the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art (WCCMA). Thanks to the vision of two of its members, Ingrid Lüders and the late Josephine (Jo) Talbott, the Flower Fund Endowment was established in 1989. On December 3rd, 2019, the museum will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a demonstration by British floral artist Joseph Massie.

Founder of the renown floral studio Joseph Massie Flowers based in Liverpool, England, Massie earned a record five consecutive Gold Medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. His outstanding design talent, highly creative approach and, in his own words, “good friends, great suppliers and bucketsful of captivating flowers and buds” all combined to launch his studio.

Joseph Massie will bring his floral magic to the Cleveland Museum of Art on December 3rd with a demonstration celebrating thirty years of inspired Flower Fund Designs. The demonstration will begin at 10:30 am in the museum’s Gardner Auditorium and is open to the public. Save the date! For more information please contact: urseldougherty@roadrunner.com.


Gates Mills Garden Club's Through the Garden Gate 2019 Garden Tour

June 21 & 22, 10am - 4pm

A self-guided tour of private gardens in Gates Mills, special presentations and a garden inspired boutique at the Garden Club's Barn.

Option 1: Tour only tickets are $25 per person. One complimentary general raffle ticket.

Option 2: Tour ticket plus luncheon at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club (Friday only). $65 per person. One complimentary general raffle ticket.

Option 3: The Grand Tour. Friday only at 9:45am. Mini-motor coach with private guided tour of the gardens, plus an exclusive bonus garden. Enjoy lunch at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club. One complimentary general raffle ticket. $130 per person.

Advance tickets must be received by June 15. Tickets are good for both days. A rain or shine event! Questions? Email gmgcgardentour@gmail.com or call 440.533.5732. For more details and online payments: www.thegatesmillgardenclub.com. Registration and will call is at Southwick House, 7580 Old Mill Road, Gates Mills.


South Euclid GardenWalk 2019

Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9, Noon - 4pm

A legacy of South Euclid’s centennial celebration in 2017, this year’s GardenWalk is an opportunity to tour 40-plus private gardens of residents, a 21 acre nature reserve, a 9 mile wetland, 8 unique neighborhood community gardens, and 3 neighborhood perennial “pocket” parks. Visitors can bike, walk, or drive the sites while discovering creative gardens, green spaces and gathering places in the thriving community of South Euclid. Last year the GardenWalk South Euclid attracted approximately 400 visitors, including some from out of state -- this year’s GardenWalk will be even better.

Garden maps with detailed descriptions of each garden are available at the South Euclid Community Center on Victory Drive and at the South Euclid Library on Green Road, or can be downloaded online at gardenwalksoutheuclid.com, specifically here. Garden maps will also be available on the event days at the SE Community Center, at 1203 Berwick Lane, 1767 Oakmount Rd., & 1320 Argonne Rd. For more info: contact@gardenwalksoutheuclid.com.


Chippewa Garden Club Presents: Anyone Can Create a Holiday Home

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7pm
Brecksville Community Center
One Community Drive (off Brecksville Road (Rt. 21)
Brecksville, Ohio 44141

Tickets available at the door. For more information, visit www.ChippewaGardenClub.com.


The Garden Club of Cleveland Flower Show: Country Weekends, City Nights

Friday, Sept. 27, 9am - 2pm
Cleveland Metroparks Acacia Reservation
Free and Open to the Public

We are thrilled to be able to display the Divisions of Floral Design, Horticulture, Photography, Botanical Arts, and Conservation in the former clubhouse of Acacia Country Club. This lovely setting, now managed by Dino’s Catering is a wonderful location, seamlessly blending our theme of Country Weekends, with City Nights. Both Cleveland Metroparks and Dino’s Catering have been helpful and supportive working with us to find the perfect spot to show off these displays.

Cleveland Metroparks will also host guided tours of Acacia Reservation, available during the Flower Show on Friday, 9am-2pm. This will be an opportunity for the public to see all the dramatic and positive changes which are taking place.


Western Reserve Herb Society Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Western Reserve Herb Society 50th Anniversary

Congratulations to the Western Reserve Herb Society as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of their Herb Garden located at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Thanks for all the years of tending and maintaining such a beautiful garden that has benefited and educated thousands of people during the past 50 years!


Gates Mills Garden Club’s Through the Garden Gate 2019 Garden Tour

June 21 & 22, 10am - 4pm

A self-guided tour of private gardens in Gates Mills, special presentations and a garden inspired boutique at the Garden Club’s Barn.The Gates Mills Garden Club is a 501c3 charitable organization and all proceeds of the Garden Tour fund scholarships, education, beautification projects & more.

Tickets may be purchased on the day of event for $30 per person. Advance Sale Ticket Options. Must be received by June 15, 2019:

  • Option 1: Tour only tickets are $25 per person. One complimentary general raffle ticket.
  • Option 2: Tour ticket plus luncheon at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club (Friday only).$65 per person. One complimentary general raffle ticket.
  • Option 3: The Grand Tour. Friday only at 9:45 a.m. Mini-motor coach with private guided tour of the gardens, plus an exclusive bonus garden. Enjoy lunch at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club. One complimentary general raffle ticket. $130 per person.

Tickets are good for both days. A rain or shine event! Questions? Email GMGCGardenTour@gmail.com or call 440.533.5732. For more details and online payments: TheGatesMillsGardenClub.com. Registration & Will Call is at Southwick House, 7580 Old Mill Road, Gates Mills.


GardenWalk Cleveland Presents: Buds, Blooms and Bees, 2019 Self-Guided Tour Gardens of Cleveland

Saturday, July 13, 10am - 5pm: Detroit Shoreway; Old Brooklyn; West Park
Sunday, July 14, 10am - 5pm: Broadway Slavic Village; Collinwood; Fairfax; Little Italy

GardenWalk Cleveland 2019 features more than 300 gardens in 7 Cleveland neighborhoods! In addition to the wonderful gardens, each neighborhood will host a Refreshment Station, where you can pick up a guide, find a cold drink, a light snack and a place to sit and recharge.

Be sure to purchase raffle tickets to win the Grand Prize! You could win a garden cart filled with garden-related items valued at over $600! Buy 1 raffle ticket for $5, or 5 for $20. Available for purchase at Refreshment Stations on GardenWalk days.

There are many opportunities for you to get involved:

  • Showcase your garden: If you are interested in participating in the planning of GardenWalk 2019, we want to hear from you!
  • Volunteer: Help at one of the neighborhood gardens on July 13 or 14, 2019. Sign up to volunteer on gardenwalkcleveland.org
  • Donate or be a sponsor: Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible. If you are interested in donating or sponsorship, please visit gardenwalkcleveland.org.

72nd Hudson Home & Garden Tour Pre-Sale Tickets Available

Thursday, June 13 & Friday, June 14, 10am - 5pm

This year features seven homes and gardens across Hudson. Three stunning gardens, three exceptional homes, and one home and garden. Homes this year include a historic Victorian and two modern colonials, and a gorgeous 1938 colonial near Western Reserve Academy. Gardens this year include meandering shade gardens and a one-of-a-kind Friendship garden.

The Garden Shop and complimentary Tea Room will be at Hudson Middle School and open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each tour day (Tea Room is open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.). The Garden Shop offers eclectic home-and-garden items, garden art items, nursery grown perennials and gardener-to-gardener plants. We will also offer a special tour luncheon for $20 at Lake Forest Country Club. Luncheon tickets are date-specific and there is limited seating.

Tour and luncheon tickets (both $20) may be purchased online at www.hudsongardenclub.org through PayPal or by writing to the Hudson Garden Club Ticket Chairman, 2499 Blue Heron Drive, Hudson, OH 44236. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check for $20 per ticket payable to Hudson Garden Club.

On Tour days tickets are $25 (cash or check only). Ticket vouchers and receipts may be exchanged for the Tour program/map only at the ticket tent on the Village Green and at the Garden Shop in the Middle School on Oviatt Street. Please note tickets are not sold and presale ticket vouchers are not exchanged at the individual Tour stops.

Proceeds from the tour fund trees and plants in Hudson, the Garden Club’s annual scholarships, and other grants and community gardening projects. For more information visit www.hudsongardenclub.org and follow the event on Facebook.


The Garden Club of Cleveland, Member of The Garden Club of America, PRESENTS
Country Weekends, City Nights: A GCA Flower Show

September 26-27, 2019
Cleveland Metroparks
Acacia Reservation
26899 Cedar Road
Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124
Free and Open to the Public

Click here for more information on this event.


A Million Garden Memories---Going Platinum in 2019
A NGC Horticulture Specialty Flower Show

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 1 - 5pm
Sunday, July 14, 2019, noon - 3pm
Brecksville Community Center
One Community Drive (off Brecksville Road (Rt. 21))
Brecksville, Ohio 44141
Free & open to the public

For more information, visit www.ChippewaGardenClub.com.


THEME FOR GLOW 2019

With voting completed at midnight March 25, 2019, the #1 choice by vote was theme #4 ‘Tiny Treasures’. As the ballot indicated this could include ‘Model trains to fairy houses, gardens have a rich history of incorporating miniature, magical worlds. Our trees can take a pint-size look at the larger world around us’. Gnomes, elves, angels, pollinators, insects, Alpine gardens are all just springboard ideas that might be utilized or incorporated in an Affiliate Club’s theme, there are so many more. As I have said every year: your imagination is the defined limit of your creativity. I know we will have an incredible variety of themes from all our Affiliate Clubs.

The list below indicates the Affiliates that have already expressed their desire to participate in GLOW 2019 by decorating a tree or wreath. Most clubs signed-up during the breakdown of GLOW 2018 along with some clubs contacting me by email. I have the name of the club and size of the tree you wished to decorate this year. If I have any of the information incorrect, please contact me, Kevin Borowiak, immediately by email at rkborowiak@gmail.com or by phone at 216.744.4866. More importantly, if you know your club’s theme for decorating inform me right away. By talking with all the club’s coordinators about your themes, I can reduce if not eliminate any duplication in decorations.

Click here for the Glow 2019 Affiliate Tree List.

HERE’S TO A GREAT GLOW 2019: TINY TREASURES!


Affiliate Garden Club Planter Project

Create a “little landscape” following our "planter criteria checklist" and hide a fairy or gnome house within your landscape. Your landscape need not be complicated; any well designed ornamental planter will provide a strong foundation for the project. Planters and planting dates will be available for selection from April 11 to May 6.

Access our planter criteria checklist and more details here.