North Country Garden Club of Long Island, a Garden Club of America (GCA) chapter, based in Locust Valley, recently announced that it will host a national flower show this September at St. John’s Church of Cold Spring Harbor. The theme chosen is “There is a Season, Turn, Turn, Turn” and will feature floral design, horticulture, photography and conservation classes from its members and other GCA clubs.
This special event is open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For those planning to attend, St. John’s Church of Cold Spring Harbor is located at 1670 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. Visitors will delight in the expertise and creativity of GCA members and their class interpretations of the seasonal theme taken from the famous song in the 1960s by The Byrds.
“The flower show is a Garden Club of America sanctioned event and will showcase judged exhibits in Floral Design, Horticulture and Photography,” said the president of North Country Garden Club, Sealy Hopkinson. “Also on display are fascinating exhibits on Garden History & Design and Conservation, demonstrating native plants and their purifying effects on water and habitat.”
Preparations for the flower show began more than two years ago and the event is chaired by Meredyth Smith and Kathryn Harlow.
“The theme of the flower show calls to the four seasons and provides ample opportunity for creativity,” said the co-chairs in a joint statement. “Exhibitors can be inspired by the Bible verse in Ecclesiastes 3:1 or the music of The Byrds.”
Founded in 1913, the North Country Garden Club of Long Island, Inc. has been a member of the Garden Club of America, Zone III since 1914. The purpose of the North Country Garden Club is to promote the knowledge and appreciation of gardening. This is demonstrated through encouragement of conservation of natural resources; support of education in the fields of gardening, horticulture, conservation and natural sciences; stimulation of community interest to improve and beautify buildings and their surroundings, parks, roadsides, wildlife sanctuaries and other civic projects; and financial and other assistance for the furtherance of such projects. The club also makes contributions to educational, scientific and charitable organizations for these purposes.
The Garden Club of America was founded in 1913 and is a volunteer nonprofit organization comprised of 201 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the country. GCA members passionately devote their energies and expertise to a wide array of projects in their communities and across the nation.
For more information, contact Kathryn Harlow at 917-755-1801 or Meredyth Smith at 917-696-8411.
—Submitted by the North Country Garden Club