Welcome to the Garden Club of Niagara
The Garden Club of Niagara has a unique relationship with the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture. We are able to hold our meetings in their building on the Niagara River Parkway with the beautifully maintained gardens within sight. We fund two scholarships each year to deserving School of Horticulture students. A highlight each year for our club has been to decorate the lovely McFarland House for the Rotary House tour. McFarland House, restored by the Niagara Parks Commission in 1959, portrays life in Niagara in the early nineteenth century. Our members also maintain the kitchen garden in front of the house during the summer. Working on these projects gives us the opportunity to get to know each other and share common interests.
Having spotted some snowflakes, it is clear that we are heading for the inevitable Canadian winter! Hopefully, you have your garden put to bed with your new tulip bulbs all nestled deeply into the soil. Lucky us to have something special to look forward to in the Spring!
Garden Club of Niagara members are hard at work decorating McFarland House and a Six Nations House for the Rotary Christmas House Tour. McFarland House will be decorated in natural materials, including fresh greens and paper in Victorian Style. The Six Nations House will also be decorated in natural materials including lots of fresh greens to honour Six Nations culture. The Rotary House Tour is Friday, December 1st, and Saturday, December 2nd ,2017. Tickets can be purchased at Mori Gardens, Regal Florist and Garden Centre, Peller Estates Winery, Trius Winery and selected Avondale stores. Come and enjoy a wonderful day, visiting up to twelve sites, and possibly even winning one of five door prizes!
Garden Club members will be enjoying a Christmas luncheon at Club Roma to celebrate the season and the successful completion of yet another holiday decorating whirlwind!
As we enter the Christmas season, take care of yourself, stay healthy, and enjoy the wonderful friendships we are lucky to have made in this great club!!
Yours in flowers,
The Garden Club of Niagara's gallery and slide shows
Rotary Holiday House Tour - Six Nations House, Christmas 2017
Rotary Holiday House Tour - McFarland House, Christmas 2017
Riverbrink Art Museum - ART & BLOOMS - April 2017
February Workshop - Alstroemeria Topiary Tree
Holiday House Tour December 2 & 3, 2016 - Niagara-on-the-Lake
The Garden Club of Niagara decorated
the historic McFarland House and Glen Willow, the York Road home
Christmas Centerpiece Workshop
"Rooted in the Garden" - September 10, 2016
Rooted in the Garden was held at the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture celebrating their 80th birthday. The event involved lectures and workshops, provided an opportunity for horticultural groups to provide information to the public plus a display of floral designs by the Garden Club of Niagara which enhanced art work by the Niagara Parkway Artist Guild.
The Garden Club of Niagara celebrated our 20th Birthday with a floral cake at the GCO AGM we hosted on June 6th. We had 7 Floral Design student judges graduate and receive their pins and diplomas.
Modern Mass design demonstration by Celia Roberts. April 25
Modern Line Workshop given by Celia Roberts - April 25
'Easter workshop in an egg carton' given by Barbara Bedell - March 21st
'Elegant Design Using One Flower' - instructor Lindy Fedchun. . . lots of practice using glue dots and lily grass!
January Workshop with Wendy Downing on Leaf Manipulation
The GCN decorated Coyne House
The Garden Club of Niagara are proudly decorating for the 2017 Holiday House Tour
Table Rock Niagara Falls