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Children’s Summer Garden Club Program

The BHGC is proud to partner with the Bass Harbor Memorial Library (BHML) to offer a summer Garden Club Program for children. Our hope is to foster a life-long interest in gardening and horticulture among our Youth. This program will offer hands-on learning workshops at the BHML, as well as gardening mentors to work with the children at a Tremont location. Click here to learn more.

Conservation and Education — ‘No Mow May’

The Bar Harbor Garden Club endorses practices that create a pollinator-friendly community on MDI, by supporting initiatives like ‘No Mow May’ and plants that are neonicotinoid (pesticide) free. These efforts help to support and protect pollinator populations of native bees, honeybees, butterflies, beetles and ants.    Read more…

Annual BHGC Meeting & Luncheon — Growing Dahlias

Photograph courtesy of Mary Turner.

The Bar Harbor Garden Club is pleased to present “Growing Dahlias” with Mary Turner, founder and owner of Salt Farm Flowers, master gardener, and educator, on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Kebo Valley Golf Club, 136 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor.

Mary will give a presentation of her experience as a commercial flower grower. She will focus her talk on growing and propagating dahlias in coastal Maine and will also share some of her techniques, tips, and favorite dahlias. Popular varieties other than dahlias will also be discussed.  Read more…

Click here to see our 2022 Calendar of Events

Spring Plant Sale — by the Hancock & Washington County Master Gardener Volunteers
Saturday morning May 21, from 8:30 – 11:30 AM
Hancock County Extension Office in Ellsworth

All proceeds will support MGV community outreach projects. We already have over 1,000 perennials potted for the sale, including many Maine natives, and an assortment of plants that promote garden biodiversity! Click here to see their PLANT LIST.

2022 Programs at Garland Farm — All programs are held in the barn at Garland Farm unless otherwise noted.   Programs will also be broadcast on zoom. Click here to see their list of programs.

Friday, July 22, 2022 from 10 AM – 4 PM

Presented by Castine Historical Society, in Castine, Maine.
This tour will feature ten beautiful homes and six gracious gardens all located within the town village.

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Conservation and Education: Sundial Lupine Project

The Sundial Lupine Project is an undertaking by the BHGC to re-establish the native sundial lupine (Lupinus perennis) in Maine. This native plant is no longer found wild in the state, although it has been re-introduced in a few small areas in southern Maine.  Learn more…

Blue Star Memorial Program

The Club holds Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies, and maintains the memorial marker.

You can learn more about the Blue Star Memorial Program at the Garden Club Federation of Maine website.

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Scholarship Winners

Horticulture and Environmental related studies

Winners of our scholarships will also be considered for eligibility for other Garden Club Federation of Maine, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. scholarships.

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Click on a photograph below to read about a Bar Harbor Garden Club project.