2020-2021 Program

September 15

1:00 P.M.

Garden Tour at 45 Bittersweet Lane

North Chatham, MA 

Gail Rodgers, of Kinlin-Grover, will host our club at this lovely property.  You will have the opportunity to wander the beautiful gardens that were designed by Jackie and Fran Meany and featured in Cape Cod Life.  Following our enjoyment of the gardens, as well as catching up with friends, LeeAnn McKenna and James Skinger will entertain us with flute and guitar music.  Should you wish to tour the house, Gail is also willing to show small groups.  (Please wear a mask at all times.  Park on one side of the road, only.  The driveway is curved which makes it very difficult to back out, so only park there if absolutely necessary.)

October 20

1:00 P.M.

Garden Tour at 95 Independence Lane

Chatham, MA

Cathy Weston, a trustee of the Chatham Conservation Foundation, has gardened in Chatham for 30 years.  With her concern for the conservation of native habitats, she has changed the design of her gardens to include and promote native plants.  She is extremely knowledgeable about native plant species and has experimented with many of them.  She will share her knowledge and her gardens, which include meadows and woodlands.  Come prepared to walk on uneven ground for about ¼ of a mile.  A plant list will be provided.  If interested in taking notes, bring a clipboard and pencil.  (Masks are required. Please park on one side of the road, only.)

November 17

   1:00 P.M.

“Pollinator Ecology and Pollinator Health”


Dr. Larry Dapsis

Dr. Dapsis will join us via ZOOM.  Please check your emails for a message from Co-president Liz Scheld before the meeting.


Larry is the Deer Tick Project Coordinator and Entomologist for the Cooperative Extension Service.  He will present information on our local pollinators, as well as the dangers of pesticides, pathogens and habitat loss.

2020-2021 Program

December 8

December 8

1:00 P.M.

Zoom Holiday Arrangement

Betty Hahner will guide members in making a table arrangement/wreath, using a block of plain suet, assorted greens and holiday decorations.  Get your materials together to get an early start on your holiday decorating!

January 19

1:00 P.M.

"Chanticleer Garden"

  In place of our regular Zoom meeting on January 19th, I extend to you a video of Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, PA  This presentation is hosted by Bill Thomas, Executive Director of Chanticleer. Sponsored by New Canaan Beautification League, this webinar was shared with the Gardeners of Wellfleet; Judy Schmitt, a member of both of our garden clubs, was supportive in bringing this video my way to share with CGC membership!
So, open the link and enjoy this  program at your leisure - or watch it a couple times!  As you'll hear, "Chanticleer is a pleasure garden designed so you leave in a better mood than when you arrived."  (Liz) 


February 16

1:00 P.M.

Kerry Ann Mendez

"Inspired Barden Design Lessons Learned from Magnificant Gardens"

You will receive a link and password in order to view this video.  Also, handouts and notes will also be available for download.  During our regular monthly meeting time, all members may join in a post-viewing discussion.

March 16

1:00 P.M.

Chatham Community Center

"Garden Design"


Cherie Bryan

Master Gardener Cherie Bryan will give us tips on garden design with a special emphasis on how to maintain color throughout the growing season.

April 20

1:00 P.M.

Chatham Community Center

"Dahlias: Botany, Ecology and Tips for Growing in Chatham"


Beth Taylor

Beth will probide a background on the biology and ecology of dahlias.  The presentation will also share her experiences in growing and propagating dahlias.

May 4

Special Joint Meeting

 with the

Garden Club of Harwich


Meet and Greet

Harwich Cultural Center

204 Sisson Rd (Rt. 39)

12:30 P.M.

"Creating Different Floral Designs"


Thelma Shoneman


Thelma is a nationally accredited flower show judge.  She retired after 20 years of owning her flower shop in Concord, MA, but continues to exhibit and present programs throughout New England.  All attendees will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to take home one of her demonstration arrangements.

May 18

1:00 P.M.

Chatham Community Center

“Vegetable Pests, Diseases and Their Control"


 Catherin Cetta


May is an excellent time to plan for reducing potential problems in your vegetable garden.  Catherin, a Master Gardener, will give us ideas for reducing the pests that cause problems with our production without relying on constant spraying.

June 15


Chatham Orpheum Theater

1:00 P.M.

"The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand"  

This is the first documentary ever produced about the life and gardens of Beatrix Farrand, the most successful female landscape architect in early 20th century America and one of the founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

(Link to Website)

This compelling film chronicles the life of Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959), the niece of Edith Wharton, who grew up in the privileged world of the East Coast elite and fought through the challenges of working in a male-dominated profession to design over 200 landscape commissions during her remarkable 50-year career.

Our monthly meeting will take place at the Orpheum Theater.  The film will begin at 1 P.M.  Make an event of it by enjoying a delicious lunch at the café before the viewing.

July 9-18

Don't forget to save these dates for the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival!