Heritage House Senior Class – Fall 2017

Many thanks to Maria Chaput and Suzanne Fioretti for preparing and teaching our FGC Senior Class in November at Heritage. The seniors arranged some amazing Fall floral creations and expressed their gratitude. These photos say it all!

Marilyn Hanley
Senior Class Chair

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Town Library Learning Series 2017

On November 3, The Framingham Public Library invited FGC members Nancy Martin and Marion Goodman to lead a lively flower arranging demonstration as part of the Library’s “Brown Bag Learning Series.”

One Friday a month, the FPL hosts wonderful lunchtime continuing education workshops and entertaining lectures that are open and free to the public. 

Framingham Garden Club members Martin and Goodman’s contribution to this ‘Brown Bag Brain Boost’ was filled with simple tips to make beautiful centerpieces using inexpensive flowers from the supermarket that will be the envy of your family and friends. 

Our participation in the Framingham Public Library’s event series is just one of the ways we love to give back to our friends and neighbors. 

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Carmel Terrace Senior Class – Fall 2017

Framingham Garden Club members Pat Towle and Kathy Hawkins recently spent a lovely afternoon conducting floral/plant design and crafts workshops at Carmel Terrace sharing the love of this beautiful and therapeutic art with our senior community.

These Senior Classes are an important project for the Framingham Garden Club and our senior neighbors — as can be plainly seen from these photos, this experience shares so much joy and spirit with them, tapping into their enthusiasm for creative expression.

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Nobscot Park Memorial Bench

Framingham Garden Club works to put our skills to use for our home town. Since taking over the design and care for the garden leading into Framingham’s Nobscot Park, we’ve been planning this second phase:

Workmen delivered our raw materials to the Park and helped to assemble this beautiful Memorial Bench that will be a proud feature of the personalized garden and the new town park we lovingly tend to.

The granite slabs are polished and carved to commemorate all of our former deceased members.


An official commemoration with news coverage is expected in November of 2017 

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Framingham Shows at the Marshfield Fair

The 150th annual Marshfield Fair on August 27, 2017 is one of the largest Agricultural fairs in New England, drawing hundreds of competitors in 4-H, arts and crafts, agricultural and horticultural events.

Framingham Garden Club’s own Ruth Evans entered her arrangement to the horticultural competition and received a score of over 90!

Here is Ruth Evans’ elegant design from the Marshfield Fair competition. Congratulations to Ruth!

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Horticulture Harvest Time Competition 2017

Every year Framingham Garden Club hosts an autumn “Harvest Time” competition to highlight the successes we may have had in our gardens during the past summer.

It is also a chance to share any “learning experiences” we’ve had – so that we all might help each other grow.

These are some of the items on display from Sept 13, 2017.

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Members Gardens – 2017

A selection of some of the Framingham Garden Club’s member gardens in 2017…

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Heritage House Senior Class – Oct 2017

On Oct. 18, twelve enthusiastic senior residents at Heritage at Framingham Senior Living Facility created beautiful Fall floral arrangements with the help of FGC members Peg Homberg (in photo), Jane Paolini, and Marilyn Hanley.
Cranberry, orange and lime green mums were plentiful, as well as a fun scarecrow to complete arrangements and enhance the creative fun.
Residents said they were happy to bring the arrangements back “to brighten their apartments” and they thanked the Framingham Garden Club.



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Members Tour Private Garden

Framingham Garden Club members spent a delightful morning touring a private garden in Paxton last week.

Our genial host took us around his grass tennis court, gardens, extensive fruit trees, and his Koi ponds. (FGC member Margery fed the fish and almost fell in with all of the food!)

Andrea Shagory prepared a wonderful picnic lunch for us. Members commented that it was both educational and relaxing. Pam told our host that he inspired her to try wintering over the tropical water lilies in her Koi pond.

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Framingham Garden Club Scholarship Winners 2017

Susan Whittaker presented the award of a $1,000 scholarship to three diligent local students who plan to attain a degree in some area of Science. Winners were Emily Karger, Marissa Book and Matthew Hakar.

Congratulations to all!

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