Green Tree Garden Club
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 are typically held on the second Thursday of each month in the Carlisle Social Hall, 825 Poplar Street. Lunch, provided by the club, is served at 11:00 a.m., followed by the meeting at noon and a program at 12:30 p.m. There is no charge and a reservation is not needed. Guests are welcome to attend the program only or the entire event.
The Green Tree Garden Club meets year round (except January), giving members opportunities to participate in programs and trips over the summer months when so much is in bloom!
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.
Thursday, February 11:
2016 FIELD TRIPS
"Preserve and Enjoy - Reaping Your Garden's Benefits Year Round" by Laura Maydake, Giant Eagle Registered Dietitian.
Thursday, March 10:
"Creating A Natural Look in the Garden" by Martha Swiss, garden writer and designer.
Thursday, April 14:
"Fairy Gardening - Fun, Magical and Creative" by Linda Mertz.
Thursday, June 2:
"How to Make a Garden Trough as a Decorative Planter" (hands-on) by Liz Low, Master Gardener and club member.
Thursday, July 14:
Potluck picnic and tour of the perennial and rose gardens, held at the Green Tree Municipal Center Park.
Thursday, August 11:
"Learn More About Your Daylilies and Irises: by Kathy Hanson, Pittsburgh Iris & Daylily Society and club member. Held at the Green Tree Municipal Center.
Thursday, September 8:
"Create Garden Markers" (hands-on) by Courtney Robson, The Art Institute.
Thursday, October 13:
"Forcing Bulbs in Containers" by Jonathan Weber, GreenSinner Floral & Garden.
Thursday, November 10:
"History of the Green Tree Garden Club" by Phyllis Abinanti, President and founding member of the club.
Thursday, December 8:
Holiday party, The Seasons Restaurant, DoubleTree Hotel.
Reservations are required for field trips, and guests pay a modest fee. Transportation is via bus or carpool. Contact Donna Gall at 412-875-6846.
FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES
Thursday, May 12:
Tour and lunch at Janoski's Farm and Greenhouse, Clinton, PA.
Thursday, June 9:
Tea and garden tour at Renziehausen Park Rose Garden, McKeesport, PA.
Thursday, July 21:
Tour of the Washington County Fairgrounds Gardens, Penn State Master Gardeners. Lunch at a restaurant.
The GTGC supports itself and its community activities through three fund raisers:
*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 sale of Enjoy Coupon Books*, September through December,
- 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.
2016 date for Spring 'N Things is Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Carlisle Social Hall of the Green Tree Fire Hall.
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 Phyllis Abinanti at 412-922-1797.