Dave and Liz Duval with friends

Quechee Garden Club

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Isabel Weatherdon

Flowers, Festivities and the Environment 

The Quechee Garden Club is one of the only garden clubs in the area that offers activities for members all year round. In the summer, there are field trips and town gardens to take care of – this year the gardens were spectacular. “Garden Hats” off to each and every one of those members, for their dedication and time to helping to make Quechee the picturesque village that it is. Liz and Dave Duval generously hosted a fundraiser at their home on Quechee Main Street, attended by Club members, spouses, family and friends, and a good time was had by all. 
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December is the month for festivities, and the Club has a full schedule with the members enjoying the annual miniature boxwood tree making and decorating workshop. Members will also meet to make and decorate sprays and wreaths, and proceed to festoon town signposts, the library, the post office and the covered bridge with their handiwork. There is no place more festive looking than Quechee in December. 

The Quechee Garden Club Holiday Tea is a special event for members hosted by the Garden Club’s Executive Board. Members decorate the tables according to a theme, and this year it’s “An International Holiday Celebration.” This event is one of the happiest social events of the club’s calendar.  

Hanging Holiday Greens with Cindy Kellogg and Debbie Bernal

The Garden Club is also talking about serious issues, one being the environment. In October, the Club hosted Alison Clarkson, one of three Vermont State Senators representing Windsor County, which includes the village of Quechee. Clarkson serves on the Senate Legislative Climate Caucus and spoke about, “Climate Change and Our Vermont Gardens,” explaining how climate change affects our lives in Vermont and the challenges and opportunities it presents.

In January of 2019, Kerry Doyle from the Vermont Land Trust will discuss, “The Dynamic River,” and the critical role that rivers play in our ecological health. She will discuss the ecosystem functions of healthy rivers, including our own Ottauquechee River and the work being done across the state of Vermont to protect our rivers.

Here as some of the club’s upcoming activities:
Tuesday, December 4 – Holiday Workshop: Making & Decorating Miniature Boxwood Trees (members only) 
Thursday, December 6 – Village Greens Workshop: Decorating Quechee Village with wreaths swags and sprays (members, family, and friends)
Thursday, December 13 – Holiday Tea hosted by the Executive Committee (members only)
Thursday, January 10 – “The Dynamic River” with Kerry Doyle (open to guests)
January (TBA) – “There’s Beauty Poking Through the Snow: A Walk About with Ginny” (members only) 
Thursday, February 7 – Savage Hart Sheep Farm, with Peggy Allen (open to guests)

If you’re interested in learning more about the Quechee Garden Club or joining, email: quecheegardenclub@gmail.com. 


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