Welcome to the Charlton Garden Club, a community organization that has been in existence since 1937. We are delighted to have just celebrated our diamond anniversary in 2012.

Our mission: To create interest in gardening in all its branches, and encourage the beautification of home and community.

We always look forward to welcoming new members and having you become active on one of our many interesting committees. What better way to meet your fellow members and enjoy the fellowship that this club offers!

As a member of the Charlton Garden Club, you are invited to participate in the monthly programs offered by the Program Committee and occasional trips to exciting botanical destinations around New England. We hold an annual plant sale in June and a Flower Show each Labor Day in conjunction with the Charlton "Old Home Day" celebration.

Every year we plant annuals around the Morton Monument on the Common. We have done plantings at the Elementary, Middle and Heritage Schools. We have also donated trees to the town’s churches, planted at the Rider Tavern and planted bulbs at the Police Station, besides planting around the boardwalk at Capen Hill where we also were delighted to plant a butterfly garden.

2013 Meeting Calendar

March 11, 2013

Establishing Garden Beds by Dawn Pettinelli
Time/Place: 7:00 p.m. Federated Church
Coordinator: Maureen Standring
Refreshments: Rosemary Wright, Kathleen Walker, Nancy Williams, Mark Stackley, Cathy Bellerive

April 8, 2013

Spring Gardening Slides by Paul Rogers
Time/Place: 7:00 p.m. Federated Church
Coordinator: Anne Marie Nelson
Refreshments: Gloria Brown, Eleanor Solberg, Patty Soobitsky, Glendaly Stockley, Lucy Sergel

May 13, 2013

Bountiful Lilies in Your Garden by Patty Soobitsky
Time/Place: 7:00 p.m. Federated Church
Coordinator: Sue Selby
Refreshments: Marie Baker, Wanda Navarro, Ginger Seaburg, Fred Pappalardo

June 10, 2013

Arranging Flowers from Your Garden by Donna Johnson
Time/Place: 7:00 p.m. Federated Church
Coordinator: Sue Deem
Refreshments: Sylvia Juron, Karen Ljungberg, Joan Malinowski, Dawn Pettinelli

July 8, 2013

Getting Fresh in the Kitchen - Learn how to get the most out of your veggies by Cheryl Holmes
Time/Place: 7:00 p.m. Federated Church
Coordinator: Marcia Liedigk
Refreshments: Jim Baker, Tricia Gay, Martha Jordan, Lois Fay

August 8, 2013

PICNIC: Open Forum and Garden Doo-Dad Swap
Time/Place: 6:00 p.m. Location TBA
Coordinator: Marie Baker
Refreshments: Potluck by All Attending Members

September 9, 2013

History & Customers of Tea and Flowers
Time/Place: 6:30 p.m. Charlton Public Library, Lower Level Conference Room
Coordinator: Brenda Higgins
Refreshments: Ginny Charette, Emilie Smeltzer, Carol Harwood, Sue Pelletier

October 14, 2013

Iris Folding - a Style of Paper Crafting by Janet Rae-Sinanian
Time/Place: 7:00 p.m. Federated Church
Coordinator: Michele DeMauro
Refreshments: Marcia Liedigk, Amy LeClair, Muriel Farr, Janice Polletta

November 11, 2013

Exotic Tropicals for Inside and Out by Jake and Larry Dufault of Planter's Envy
Time/Place: 7:00 p.m. Federated Church
Coordinator: Mary Lane Gillespie
Refreshments: Nancy Dugas, Nancy Gline, Sandy Dam, Mary Lavergne

December 9, 2013

Time/Place: 6:30 p.m. Location TBA
Coordinator: Ginger Seaburg
Refreshments: None needed unless a pot-luck dinner is decided upon in which case all attending members will contribute.