Programs & Events

2022-2023 Meeting & Event Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, General BGC Meetings are the 4th Wednesday of each month, September through June and are held in the Kelly/Murray room of the Center for Human Services, 61 Center St, Burlington MA.
Meetings begin with social time 6:30pm, followed by a brief business meeting 7:00pm and program featuring a professional speaker or other activity


August 17, 2022 - Third Annual Garden Party (Special Event)
Kick off the 2022-2023 season with an informal club get together to celebrate our gardens, catch up with friends, and welcome new members.

September 15, 2022 - Flatbread Company Fundraiser (Special Event)
Invite family and friends to our Thursday fundraiser at the Bedford/Burlington Flatbread from 3-9 pm. Opportunity drawings end the night! Proceeds will benefit our scholarship fund and programs.

September 28, 2022 - An Organic Approach to Raising Roses
This highly photographic presentation provides instructions on how to raise spectacular roses organically and without chemicals. Emphasis is placed on the beauty of “old rose” blossoms and their extraordinary scent. Key growing steps are explained and garden design concepts that enhance the beauty of roses are described.

October 26, 2022 - Discovering the Joy of Bird Feeding
Backyard bird feeding is a wonderful way to attract birds to your property, feel connected to nature, and get to know the characteristics and behaviors of common birds. We’ll discuss different feeder types, the best seed to use, the birds they’ll attract, how to outsmart squirrels, and other ways to encourage birdlife into your yard and community.

December 7, 2022 - Greens Workshop
Gnomes are an increasingly popular and fun way to decorate for the holidays and the entire winter season. We’ll be making gnomes for indoor display using evergreens and your choice of festive gnome attire. No two will be alike! Materials cost: tbd

January 25, 2023 - General Meeting (on-line meeting* / special start time 6:45PM)
A fun night of Tips & Tricks and other gardening topics as well as a review of the 2021 club projects.

February 22, 2023 - Plant Parenthood (on-line meeting* / special start time 6:45PM)
This program focuses on propagating houseplants. Various techniques such as stem, leaf and petiole cuttings will be demonstrated. Houseplant pruning and grooming will be discussed, as well as tips on early Spring propagation of popular summer bedding plants. This meeting will be held online. *

March 22, 2023 - Constance Spry: The Martha Stewart of Her Day
After a recap of Constance Spry's unconventional and accomplished life, we’ll learn about her natural organic style design principles. While radical for her time, these designs are still popular today! The program ends with a demo of a Constance Spry-style floral arrangement to be raffled off.

April 26, 2023 - Having Fun with Supermarket Flowers
Learn how to care for and arrange supermarket flowers utilizing different types of containers. Patti Prior will share her tips and tricks with fresh flowers and raffle off the arrangements!

May 24, 2023 - Native Plants vs Invasive Species
This presentation by Suzanne Mahler will provide images of hardy native plants and local intrusive aliens, with suggestions for eradicating invasive species. In season live cuttings will assist with identification.

June 7, 2023 - Annual Dinner Meeting
location to be confirmed

*virtual meetings require pre-registration to receive the ZOOM link.