Green Tree Garden Club
Beautifying the Borough


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Green Tree Garden Club
Founded 1971

The Green Tree Garden Club is an educational, charitable, service organization dedicated to the development of gardening, the betterment and beautification of the Green Tree community, and the exchange of gardening ideas and knowledge among its members.

 

MEETINGS

Meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of each month in the Green Tree Fire Hall at 825 Poplar Street. Lunch is served at 11:00 a.m., followed by the meeting at noon and a program at 12:30 p.m. Guests are welcome.

The Green Tree Garden Club meets year round, giving members opportunities to participate in programs and trips over the summer months when so much is in bloom!
MEMBERSHIP

The members are from Green Tree Borough and surrounding neighborhoods. Guests are always welcome to attend the Club programs; those with a love of gardening are encouraged to join. Annual dues are $15.

Please note that as a requirement of membership, all are expected to participate in supporting the activities of the organization.

PROGRAMS

Programs begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Green Tree Fire Hall, 825 Poplar Street, unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, February 13: "Expert Pruning Tips" by Carol Chernega, One Garden at a Time
Thursday, March 13: "Plants with Pizazz" by Carol Papas, Penn State Extension Master Gardener Program
Thursday, April 10: "Creating a Carefree Garden of Roses" by David McKibben, Consulting Rosarian, Pittsburgh Rose Society
Thursday, June 12: Off-site meeting and tea at the Renziehausen Park Rose Garden, McKeesport
Thursday, July 10: Potluck picnic, Green Tree Municipal Center Park
Thursday, August 14: Off-site meeting and tour, Pittsburgh Botanical Garden
Thursday, September 11: "Preparing Your Garden for Winter" by Martha Swiss, Master Gardener
Thursday, October 9: "Nature Printing Demonstration" by Bill Paxton, Earthforms Land Design
Thursday, November 13: "Sharing of Holiday Centerpieces, Decorations, and Traditions" by club members
Thursday, December 11: Holiday party at the Walnut Grill, Collier Town Center

FIELD TRIPS FOR 2014

Guests must make reservations for field trips. Call Club President Helen Sturgulewski at 724-622-8325.
Thursday, May 22: Pampas Creek Perennials and Miller Greenhouse, Cochranton, PA. Bus leaves from Green Tree Park at 9:30 a.m. Lunch at Granthams Landing in Sandy Lake at attendees' expense. Small bus fee for guests.
Thursday, June 12: Renziehausen Park Rose Garden, McKeesport. Tea and tour. Bus leaves from Green Tree Park at 10:45 a.m. Cost is $20 for the tea plus a bus fee.
Thursday, August 14: Pittsburgh Botanical Garden. Carpool will leave Green Tree Park at 9:30 a.m. Lunch provided by the club. No charge.

FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES

The GTGC supports itself and its community activities through three fund raisers:
  • the sale of Enjoy Coupon Books*, September through December,
  • sponsorship of a booth at Green Tree's Octoberfest,
  • the "Spring 'n Things Sale" in May. This includes a plant sale, flea market, bake sale, basket raffle, and craft sale.
*The cost of an Enjoy Book is $30.00. Please contact Phyllis Abinanti at 412-922-1797 or any Club member to purchase this valuable book.
The Club's fund raising efforts and strong member participation allow for the following community activities to be possible by providing:
  • monthly flower arrangements for the Green Tree Library reading area,
  • seasonal arrangements for the Municipal Building atrium and Police Department,
  • yearly scholarships for horticulture students at the Bidwell Training Center,
  • support for local bird and garden societies,
  • planting at community gardens each spring.
The Green Tree Garden Club members exercise their love of gardening by maintaining the following Green Tree gardens:

  • Perennial Garden at the Municipal Center Park, and

  • Anniversary Rose Garden at the Municipal Center Park.

For further information about the Green Tree Garden Club, call Helen Sturgulewski at 724-622-8325.