The Lincoln Garden Club was founded in 1928 and federated in 1930 with the joint goals of providing community service to the Town and affording members the opportunity to enhance and share their knowledge of such garden-related topics as horticulture, design, conservation, and beautification. Current membership is over 130 and growing!

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 Signs of Winter

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Photo by Daniela

Monday Dec. 8th REGULAR MEETING for Members at Bemis Hall



November 3rd, 7-9pm, Bemis Hall


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Lincoln’s “rural character” is the result of conscious efforts among residents and conservation groups to protect large contiguous farms and to maintain their historic agricultural use. The Lincoln Agriculture Commission and Lincoln Garden Club invite the public to a slideshow celebrating our agricultural heritage.



A panel of farmers from the following farms will tell their unique stories: Codman Farm, Drumlin Farm, Raja Farm, Levin Farm, Breton Farm, Matlock Farm, and farmers with horses, alpacas, and bees.


Join us Monday night, November 3rd at 7pm, at Bemis Hall “Lincoln’s Fascinating Farm Animals” with a panel of local farmers. This event is open to the public.  Carpool if possible.







October 6, 9:30am REGULAR MEETING at Bemis Hall

“The Entry Courtyard Garden” by Tom Strangfeld

Oct. speaker


Do you realize that your front yard is the first room your guests enter? Unfortunately, most landscapes are designed to hide an ugly concrete foundation, even if it doesn’t exist.  This presentation will show you some history, theory and design of the residential landscape, with examples  of the good and the not so good. The goal? To help you design the ‘outside’ of your home in the same way you design the ‘inside’– spaces to enjoy and to live in. Much more than just lawn to mow and shrubs to shear.


June 2nd at 10 a.m. was our Annual Meeting and tour of Elm Bank in Wellesley. The Luncheon and Meeting was at 11:30 a.m. Elm Bank is a 36-acre reservation and home to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Our one hour tour included visiting several lovely display gardens.


Lincoln Garden Club Plant Sale, Saturday, May 10th at Codman Barn, 9-1

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Monday, May 5, 9:30 Regular Meeting at Bemis

“Get the Neighbors Talking” Containers with Master Gardener Deborah Trickett

We had fun and were inspired as we watched Deborah build the Container. Lucky Marilyn won it in the raffle!

Deborah and Marilyn

Think about visiting the “Flora In Winter” at the Worcester Art Museum Sat. on Sun. Jan. 24th or 25th.

Our member Daniela Caride has just visited the annual exhibition “Flora in Winter” at the Worcester Art Museum and loved it.


Breathtaking flowers bloom in the galleries. During this floral design event, skilled arrangers from across the region create captivating and imaginative interpretations of artworks in virtually every gallery of the Museum. It is a succulent feast for the eyes and spirit in the middle of winter.


Here you can see some pictures: 


On these frigid and sometimes foggy days, when we’re often more housebound than usual, we have time to reflect. As co-presidents, on one such day, we started to reminisce about our similar experiences in the Lincoln Garden Club. We jumped in with both feet and volunteered our first year of being members (no experience required). We can honestly say we’ve enjoyed every minute. . . well, almost every minute! Our involvement has given us the opportunity to get to know members who share a passion for gardening, to learn from each other and give back to our community. With all that we do…and this is just a highlight…

Library Flowers2• invite speakers who are expert in the field of
horticulture to our general meetings for the
education and interest of our members
• hold workshops and take trips
• beautify the town by designing, planting and
maintaining planters and garden sites around
• share our gardens and knowledge
• deliver flowers to the public library, to Senior
Dining events, to infirm and shut-ins
• represent Lincoln at Flora in Winter and Art in


we welcome your help. Join in, it’s fun! Lots of hands make light work. For those of you who we have not seen in some time, come back, we’d love to see you.       Linda and Jane


Please go to the Members Area to read the full message.



7 p.m. Monday, November 4th at Bemis Hall   

We listened to Mark Richardson describe the growing Sustainable movement and felt his enthusiasm and encouragement. He suggested two websites that you may want to check out.




The following link describes a pilot plan for gardens to be developed at U. Mass. Dartmouth.




Sustainable Horticulture: Redefining the American Landscape

by Mark Richardson


Lincoln Garden Club and Greening Lincoln co-sponsor this Meeting

The public is invited.

Our evening meeting on Monday, November 4th starts at 7pm in Bemis  Hall and is co-sponsored with the Greening Lincoln Committee. After light refreshments, we will hear a talk by the newly appointed Director of Horticulture at the New England Wild Flower Society, Mark Richardson, who oversees Garden in the Woods in Framingham and Nasami Farm in Whately, MA. He will update us on the new standards in sustainable landscaping. He will give examples in public gardens as well as our own Lincoln properties. Mark has BS and MS degrees in Urban Horticulture. He has lectured at Longwood Gardens and Brookside Gardens. This is our biggest program of the year, the public is invited, so bring extra friends and family for this function you wouldn’t want to miss!

Please car pool and park on Library Lane or Old Lexington Road.





Jane Linda,With change in the air…although today it may be 90°… another LGC season is about to begin.


It’s time again to come together to learn, to have fun, meet new members and most importantly, to fulfill our goal of giving back to our community.  You are the backbone of our club and all that we do with beautification, community service and education is a direct result of your volunteerism and hard work.  We encourage all to become involved.


For those of you who worked over the summer on our Booklet, on updating and maintaining our emailing lists and website, weeding Station Park, making arrangements for Library Flowers, your dedication is an example for all of us. Thank you.


Our programs this year look to be exciting and informative…please continue reading this very first E-publication… our new E-Clippings. It’s a wealth of information, in and out of the club. For those of you who are not on the internet, we will mail your copy. And lastly, visit our website, www.lincolngardenclub.org for updates on past meetings, photos…all that happens within our club.



The Garden Club is hosting a tea/coffee for prospective and new members at 11:00 am on Sept 30 at Janet Ganson’s house.


Please encourage your friends and neighbors to join us. It is a great way to find out about the activities of the club and to meet other gardeners.


If your prospective guests would like to find out more, ask them to call Diana Smith or Ann Parke.


We are looking forward to the year and to seeing you at our first meeting on October 7th.

Jane Solar and Linda MacNeil


P.S. The Membership Booklet will be mailed soon….


Garden Club activities coming up in November and December for your interest.


November 4, 7 p.m. Monday, REGULAR MEETING, Sustainable Horticulture: Redefining the American Landscape, Bemis Hall


November 7, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Station Park Workday



December 2, 10 a.m. Monday, Holiday Program, The Art of Floral Design with Tony Todesco creating eight holiday designs. Win an arrangement in the raffle. Bemis Hall


December 2, 11:30 a.m. Monday, REGULAR MEETING AND LUNCHEON, Past Presidents will be honored. Bemis Hall


December 11, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mission for Cheer & Decorate Bemis Hall. Bring greens and clippers. Bemis Hall


September Activities


September 11, Wednesday, 8:30-10:30am           Station Park Workday


September 26, Thursday, 8:30-10:30am               Station Park Workday


September 30, Monday, 9am                                      Board Meeting


September 30, Monday, 11am                                     New Member’ Tea

For new members who joined since September 2012 and prospective members of the Lincoln Garden Club.  Please contact Diana Smith for prospective member invitations.





Annual Meeting and Luncheon to follow.


Wednesday, June 5, 9 am, New and Old Board Members Meeting 


Wednesday, June 12 – 8:30 to 10:30 – Station Park workday.

Station Park garden pictures by Linda.





Monday, May 6th at 9:30 am at the Thoreau Institute



Lincoln’s Water: Sources and Best Practices in the Home Landscape

Learn where and how Lincoln gets its water (and supplies others) and how you can best manage and conserve water

in your own landscape.


Angela Kearney, Ecological Designer and Town of Lincoln Conservation Planner www.mylandscape.org

Thoreau Institute, Please carpool as parking is limited


Hosted by Wini Blacklow, Dagmar

Guthke, Mary Jo Haggerty, Jane Solar


Sunday, April 7 at Pierce House. Artists in Bloom


Sunday April 7, 2pm to 5pm, Lincoln Garden Club will bring Spring to Pierce House in Lincoln with its popular Artists in Bloom.  Over 30 works of art in many different media (almost all by our talented members) will be on display,  each complemented by a flower arrangement by Lincoln Garden Club members.



There will be a demonstration on how to arrange flowers for a dining room table centerpiece at 3:30 by Flora in Winter arranger and Lincoln Garden Club Member Lois Frampton.  Children are welcome. Refreshments are served.


Admission for the afternoon includes the demonstration, and costs $15 per person with a family maximum of $30, paid at the door.


All proceeds go towards the community service projects of the Lincoln Garden Club: Station Park, Library Flowers, Patio Workshop at Codman Farm, community lectures, and arrangements for seniors.


For information on how to support Lincoln Garden Club at the $75 or $150 level and join the event’s VIP reception for Patrons and Sponsors 5:30 to 7 contact Janet Ganson at 781-259-1124 orjanet@jganson.com.


Monday, April 1 John Forti at Bemis Hall at 7pm


April 1, Monday, 7pm at Bemis Hall. Open to Town Residents Co-sponsored with Greening Lincoln, the residential organization of the Green Energy Technology Committee. present Slow Food and Sustainable Gardens. Learn how artisanal crafts are again taking root in the farmers markets, back yards and kitchens of the 21st century.  John Forti will explore Slow Food, Renewing America’s Food Traditions (RAFT) and rare heirloom produce. Invite your neighbors to attend.


At our March meeting we watched Kaye Vosburgh create nine beautiful Ikebana arrangements. She gave us design pointers as she worked. Thank you to Gabrielle who took some wonderful photos of the flowers to share with us. Enjoy!


Our December meeting was a curbside drive-by of five Member’s homes with each of their entries decorated by a small team of club members. You can enjoy the results by viewing Linda’s wonderful photos of the houses. Following the tour we had a delicious luncheon at the Pierce House and honored past presidents. I choose “view with PicLens” . Slideshow does not work for me.


Here are some wonderful pictures from the Stonemasonry lecture and workshop at Codman on Saturday, October 20. Thank you Ellen for sharing them. 

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Lincoln Garden Club wins Merit Award for Roadsides Report, Brochures and Website. Click here to read more.


Composting!  Patty Hilpert reports that Station Park’s composting bin has been put up. Here’s the flyer that is posted on it. Station Park is owned by the Town of Lincoln and maintained by the Lincoln Garden Club.



Check out our Club newsletter in the Members’ Area under News  to see what we’re doing …  Lincoln Garden Club Newsletter