Garden Club

For more information on the garden club and our upcoming programs, you may call or email our current President, Susie Little (susie.little@me.com or 703-717-3975), or one of our Membership Committee Chairs, Barb Huntoon (barbhuntoon@comcast.net  or 703-312-5962) and Vickie Barr (vickiebarr@aol.com  or 703-525-3559).

ABOUT US & WHEN WE MEET:

Did you know that our wonderful neighborhood has it’s own garden club, the Bellevue Forest Garden Club? We welcome your attendance at any of our meetings!

Friendly and relaxed meetings take place at the Church of the Covenant on the second Thursday of each month, September through May, at 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., except during the months of October and April when we go on a field trip. There is no meeting in January.

The meetings at the church start with a light luncheon (prepared and served by members), followed by an entertaining program on of a myriad of topics from how to prune roses to how to create a fall centerpiece using a pumpkin as a vase (in fact, some programs have nothing to do with gardening). A brief business meeting follows the program and the meeting adjourns by around 2:30 p.m.

MEMBERSHIP:

To become a member of the Bellevue Forest Garden Club, a person must attend at least one meeting and be sponsored by a Club member. Even if you don’t know anyone in the Garden Club (or anyone else in Bellevue Forest for that matter), please do not hesitate to come to any one of our meetings. You will be quickly welcomed and sponsored if you are interested in joining and you will quickly make new friends in the neighborhood! Please come check us out and see for yourself. Upon joining, the annual membership dues are $20 and, once a person has joined, there are no attendance requirements.

HISTORY:

The Bellevue Forest Garden Club was organized in February 1968 and has remained active since that date. Although the Garden Club’s stated purpose is to help members become more educated about gardening and flower arranging and to promote civic improvement, we are also strongly committed to fostering a greater sense of community, particularly within our Bellevue Forest neighborhood. The Club membership (there are currently 57 members) includes long-time members as well as those who have recently joined and is composed of a stimulating mix of ages and talents. You should also know that you don’t need to be a gardener to join! Membership experiences range from the novice to the Master Gardener.

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