All meetings are open to the community, unless indicated otherwise.
The Club, founded in 1934, has as its mission to promote the love of horticulture, to protect and preserve our natural resources, to provide educational opportunities, to contribute responsibly to civic and environmental needs, and to enjoy the fellowship of our members.
One needs not be a gardener to belong. Membership in the Bar Harbor Garden Club is open to all interested people. Club programs are scheduled September through the month of May.
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2021 – 2022 PROGRAM CALENDAR
The Club meetings typically will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a brief business discussion followed by a program starting around 1:30 PM.
Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM. —A Virtual Presentation— “Native Plant Restoration” presented by Tate Bushell, Director of Natural Lands at the Land and Garden Preserve.
Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM. —A Virtual Presentation— “Climate Change Effects on the Local Growing Environment” lecture by Lawson Wulsin, Executive Director for A Climate to Thrive.
Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM. —A Virtual Presentation— “Seaside Gardens with a Focus on Living Shorelines” presented by Avy Claire and Cathy Rees, Native Gardens of Blue Hill.
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Birch Bay Village Inn, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor. “Holiday Tea“. Our program will be “Supporting: Wild Gardens of Acadia” presented by Helen Koch, Wild Gardens of Acadia Volunteer and Executive Committee Member.
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Birch Bay Village Inn, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor. “Viles Arboretum Gardens and History” presented by Ryan Martin, Executive Director.
Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM at St. John’s Church, 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor. HANDS-ON: “Floral Valentine Tray Favors” led by Linda Uberseder, BHGC member. Members create Floral Valentines for residents of Birch Bay Village.
Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM . “Land Conservation on MDI” presented by Misha Mytar, Senior Project Manager Maine Coast Heritage Trust.
Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Birch Bay Village Inn, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor. Mosses for a Residential Landscape” presented by Professor Matt Wallhead, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
Thursday, May 12, 2022 Annual Meeting and Luncheon from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Kebo Valley Club, 136 Eagle Lake Rd, Bar Harbor. Our keynote speaker Mary Turner of Salt Farm Flowers will talk on the topic of “Growing Dahlias”.