About the Garden Club…
FOCUS OF THE GARDEN CLUB OF LONDON
- having FUN WITH FLOWERS and plants with an emphasis on education in the areas of design, horticulture and conservation
DESIGN has two divisions…
- flower arranging
- decorative applications
- both divisions involve the creative use of fresh and dried plant materials and found objects
- the cultivation of indoor and outdoor plants
- care of indoor and outdoor plants
- garden planning
- plant identification
- the practical use of plant materials, herbs, compost
- the preservation of natural areas
- the enhancement of public properties
- financial support for community project
The discovery of the Ann Cousins and Ann Berry Cousins peonies in our property was the highlight of spring here at the London Civic Garden Complex for the Garden Club of London. Those of you new to our Club would want to know that Ann Cousins founded the Garden Club of London in 1951 and her husband, Lyman, was a prolific peony breeder who developed both of these varieties that are in our garden today
Next spring, in late May or early June, take time to enjoy the beauty and fragrance of these two lovely specimens when they are in bloom. While you are visiting the garden, don’t forget to borrow a book to read while you sit and contemplate which cultivar, and how many of each, you would plant in your own outdoor living space. These cultivars are still available from many nurseries and there is wealth of books from which to choose in the Garden Club of London library so that you may follow the quote -
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need’. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 – 43 BC)
Since our last newsletter, much work has been completed and many events have occurred – some sad, some joyous, some informative and some just plain fun (that’s the way life is).
The Garden Clubs of Ontario hosted a wonderful Flower Show, “Made in Canada – Fait au Canada”, at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
The Club members presented a unique exhibit, ‘”Our Vision of the World” at Masonville Library as well as our Flower Show, “Poetry in Bloom” at the Complex.
Looking forward, a great variety of courses, the Boutique, Complex and outside venue decorating, the Christmas Workshop and a Flower Show are all happening before Christmas.
Our new, lighted sign is up and looking very professional.
So…. to keep up to date with our events, visit our Website on a regular basis.
Jeanne Anne Goldrick