Saturday, May 18, 2013
Head over to the Lions Club for the best in plantings for the season.
It's still time to buy the best in plants that Belmont can supply. The Belmont Garden Club will be holding their annual Perennial Plant Sale at the foot of the Belmont Lions Club, at 1 Common St. at the corner of Concord Avenue and the Belmont commuter rail station. Each of the Perennials are marked according to the degree of sun or shade needed. The sale will coincide with Belmont Town Day and runs from 9 a.m. to noon All proceeds benefit BGC's community plantings and other activities.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Friends of Belmont Public Library and Belmont Garden Club join for a soiree to support library programs.
A dozen floral arrangements inspired by bestsellers highlighted a Friday night where patrons and supporters of the Belmont Public Library came together for the annual "Books in Bloom" fundraiser. The reception featured the work of the Belmont Garden Club, music by Sinti Rhythm, a cash bar, art by local residents and dancing. "Books in Bloom" is co-sponsored by the Belmont Garden Club and the Friends of the Belmont Public Library with proceeds supporting Library programs such as free museum passes and the Author and Music series.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Flowers, live music, refreshments, artwork, dancing to celebrate spring at the Library.
Flowers! Live music! Refreshments! Artwork! It must be spring. This Friday's "Books in Bloom" at the Belmont Public Library offers an antidote for dreary winter weather while providing a chance to mingle with friends and enjoying 20 stunning floral interpretations of books created by members of the Belmont Garden Club. The reception which runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. includes a cash bar and live music by Sinti Rhythm. Those attending can enter a free drawing for lovely arrangements donated by local florists. Tickets are available at the Library's main Circulation desk at $15 in advance and $20 at the event March 1. This is an open community event for all ages. Floral arrangements will be on display in the Library this coming …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Have something to look forward as Belmont Garden Club and Library join forces March 1.
Three snowstorms in consecutive weekends is enough to drive anyone into a dreary state. But Spring will be in the air next Friday, March 1, as the Friends of the Belmont Public Library and the Belmont Garden Club will once again sponsor the "Books in Bloom" at the library. There will be 20 flower arrangements – there will be a drawing for the flowers at the end of the night – live music, refreshments and art work from Belmont artists to view as residents and library supporters can mingle and dance away the evening. At 8:15 p.m., there will be a free drawing for floral bouquets donated by more-than-half dozen local florists. Floral arrangements will be on display at the library throughout the weekend: Saturday, March 2nd 9 a.m. - 5 p.m…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A generous check will help plant trees lost in October storm.
Representatives from the Belmont Garden Club came to the Belmont Board of Selectmen's meeting Monday, Jan. 7 bearing gifts. Namely $3,000 to replace the damage to the town's urban tree population sustained during October's visit by Hurricane Sandy. Nanny Almquist, the club's president, told the Selectmen that the gift would be used to plant 68 trees throughout Belmont with a target of planting them to replace those which were knocked over or seriously damaged in the storm. Peter Castanino, director of Belmont's Department of Public Works, reported after the storm that 52 "whole" town trees came down in Belmont along with hundreds of branches. The Garden Club's gift will also go to help preserve Belmont's reputation as a Tree City USA …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Belmont Garden Club's inaugural holiday house tour in photos and video.
Five Belmont homes became holiday showcases on Saturday, Dec. 8 as the Belmont Garden Club held its first "Deck the Halls" Holiday House Tour. Groups and individuals put on booties, took off shoes or carefully wiped their wet feet on a wet weekend as they toured the houses decorated for the holidays with the help of the homeowners and volunteers from the Garden Club. Below is a letter from “Deck the Halls” Co-chairman Sue Kelleher: The Belmont Garden Club would like to thank all who made the Dec. 8 house tour “Deck the Halls” a success. First and foremost, we are grateful to the five home owners who opened their homes and to the teams of Belmont Garden Club designers who decorated the homes so beautifully. Others who lent support were …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Belmont Garden Club hosting event were patrons visit five homes decorated for the holidays.
The holiday house tour: They have become staples of the Christmas season throughout the region: Concord, Ipswich and Salem have theirs and Nantucket's attracts thousands from the mainland. And now Belmont has its own Holiday House Tour called "Deck the Halls!" which will take place today, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Belmont Garden Club, the tour will feature five distinctly different Belmont homes each decorated to celebrate the joys of the holiday season and the traditions of the family in residence. From the arts-and-craft style to Louis XIV, the beauty of each home is enhanced by the talents of Garden Club designers and members using various greens and floral materials to create inspiring displays in entry ways, …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The Belmont Garden Club's Small Standard Flower Show at the Belmont Public Library.
The Belmont Garden Club allowed Spring to bloom in the Belmont Public Library's Assembly Room on Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, with a small standard Flower Show with the theme "Signs of Spring." Garden Club members submitted designs for hanging flowers ("Birds are Nesting"), all green plants ("All is Fresh and Green Again") and one that was staged on a round table ("Dining Becomes Alfresco").
Monday, June 13, 2011
Belmont Garden Club tour features bucolic beauties created in challenging spaces.
Mother Nature needs to cooperate for beautiful gardens to flourish. What constitutes perfect conditions, however, depends on the circumstances. Even though it was cool and cloudy on Sunday, June 11, it turned out to be perfect weather for the annual Belmont Garden Club’s house garden tour -- providing the chance to walk comfortably and view vibrant colors without the glare of intense sunlight. This year’s tour, titled “Small Garden Sampler,” featured six private ones and the Woodland Garden on the grounds of the Belmont Public Library. Each space has been deemed by members of the club and the owners as challenging for its designer and creator that evolved into an ultimate victory over persnickety conditions such as shape, terrain, rocky …
Friday, June 10, 2011
The Belmont Garden Club tour this Sunday examines the challenges of confined locations.
If there’s room outside your home, you can plant a garden no matter the size or shape of the space. That’s what members of the Belmont Garden Club hope to convey during their house garden tour on Sunday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Come to learn and get creative ideas for your own garden,” said Dot Tolls who, along with Linda French, is the co-chairwoman of the club’s Ways and Means Committee and this year’s tour. “The owners of these gardens have used their space in unexpected ways." Titled “Small Garden Sampler,” Sunday’s tour – rain or shine – will features six private gardens and the woodland garden on the grounds of Belmont Public Library. The self-guided tour highlights creative gardening for smaller or challenging spaces and …