A Bucks County Treasure
The Martha Washington Garden Club has so much to offer—friendship, gardening education, and a chance to contribute in a variety of ways. New members are always welcome and we’re counting on you to enrich the garden club with your fresh ideas and by getting involved with our many projects. Our scholarship/internship programs are dependent on the success of our fundraisers. In addition, we have ongoing civic projects which provide support to the community.
What We Do
SCHOLARSHIPS — The Jane Parr Scholarship Fund provides generous scholarships given annually at a Spring luncheon to several students majoring in horticulture, landscape architecture, forestry, conservation, floraculture, turf management, organic farming, conservation wildlife management, or any related field. The scholarships are given in memory of Jane Parr, a former MWGC member and established and funded by Jane’s husband, Russell Parr. Please contact us at MWGC@ymail.com. Scholarship applications can be mailed to Arlene Gordon, 473 Liberty Drive, Yardley, PA 19067 or email@example.com.
MEETINGS — Garden Club Meetings are held September to May on the fourth Wednesday of the month starting at 1:30 pm at the American Legion on 41 Linden Ave., Newtown, PA. Our meetings are once again open to the public for a small fee. At most monthly meetings, we have a speaker presentation and a flower Little Show. We are a 501(c)3 organization performing several small community service activities, coordinating tours to gardens of interest and providing workshops to improve our skills.
DUES — Dues are $30 per year to join; or $5 guest fee for a speaker/presentation, or $10 for a Make-and-Take workshop. To join our garden club, pay the yearly dues at any meeting.
FUNDRAISERS — The Club has two major scholarship fundraisers per year: a Gala (cancelled for 2023); and the annual Garden Walk to be held in June of 2023 canvasing properties in Morrisville, Yardley and Washington Crossing.
TRIPS — Typically, two or three trips are planned in Fall and Spring with a guided tour of each property followed by an optional lunch in the local area. The Fall trip was on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Jenny Rose Carey’s Northview estate in Ambler, PA. If you have any questions please call Christine Biscardi at 267-261-7707, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LITTLE SHOWS — Members are encouraged to enter the monthly Little Show with an arrangement to fit that month’s theme. While they are usually presented live, they went virtual at the start of the 2020 pandemic, and still are until further notice.
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WORKSHOPS — Generally in the Autumn, Winter and Spring seasons, the club will host a mini-workshop that members are encouraged to attend. The cost is minimal, and most of the materials are supplied. The project and location varies.
Our Garden Club in Numbers
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Why You’ll Love Us
There has never been a better time to join our local club and immerse yourself in your gardening passion.
- Scholarship/Intern Programs
- Educational Trips
- Seasonal Workshops
- Knowledgeable Presenters
- Dedicated Board Members