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Think Green! Annual Belfast Garden Club Green Thumb Sale

Belfast Garden Club's popular annual plant sale draws quite a crowd!  Photo by Martha Laitin
Belfast Garden Club's popular annual plant sale draws quite a crowd! Photo by Martha Laitin
Posted Feb. 14, 2012, at 12:51 p.m.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Location: Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street, Belfast, ME

For more information: Corliss Davis; 207-930-3562; belfastgardenclub.org

Mark your calendar, The Belfast Garden Club’s popular Annual Green Thumb Plant Sale will take place Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 9-11am at The Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street, Belfast.

A wide array of annuals and perennials, gardening supplies and more will be available for your spring gardening needs. The popular white elephant sale will be included again this year as well as gardening supplies such as the club’s favorite Palmflex Garden Gloves (for the low price of $6 each).

The annual plant sale is a benefit for Belfast Garden Club activities in the community and our scholarship fund for higher education.

Plants will be donated by area nurseries and greenhouses, as well as gardeners within the community. If you are a Belfast area gardener and you will be dividing perennials or starting extra seedlings this spring, please consider donating them to the Belfast Garden Club Green Thumb Plant Sale! To do so, deliver the labeled and potted plants to The Belfast Boathouse on Friday, May 18 from 10 a.m. until Noon. For questions about the plant sale, or alternative drop off options, please call Corliss Davis at 930-3562.

The Belfast Garden Club has promoted civic beautification and presented speakers to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening since 1929. The Club is responsible for maintaining over 12 public gardens in the City: The Public Landing, Public Restrooms (Water-Loo), Post Office Square, Belfast Free Library Gardens, City Hall, Margaret’s Point, Crab Tree Allee at City Park, Coast Guard Station, Police Station, and Thompson’s Wharf. We are continuing our work at the Grove Cemetery Chapel area in conjunction with the City of Belfast and with support from both a grant from the Golden Rule Foundation and a private donation. We have updated the hardscaping and planted 31 trees (many of these sponsored as Remembrance Trees), made the chapel handicapped-accessible, and provided an improved venue for services.

The Garden Club also hosts the Open Garden Days all summer, gives a $1000 scholarship to a college student each year, donates $500 to the Troy Howard Middle School for their garden, and donates $250 for gardening and related books to the Belfast Free Library and another $250 for evening speakers there each year. In addition, BGC also decorates the Belfast Free Library for the holidays and decorates wreaths for the library and for several public gardens around town. The Club hosts monthly environmental and conservation talks as well as monthly speakers on garden-related topics at our meetings. All of our meetings and talks are open to the public. The Club welcomes new members year round. For more information visit www.belfastgardenclub.org.

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