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 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!
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 begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Green Tree Fire Hall, 825 Poplar Street, unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, June 13: "Preparing a Rose Bed" by Robert Couture (offsite meeting; call 412-429-8574 for directions)
Thursday, July 11: Potluck picnic and Public Works recognition at 11:00 a.m. in the Green Tree Municipal Center Park
Thursday, August 7: Evening Meeting "Wild Flowers of Pennsylvania" by Mary Haywood, 7:00 p.m., Green Tree Municipal Center
Thursday, September 12: "Pressed Flowers/Cards" by Dorothy Zenkevich, Renziehausen Park Rose Garden and Arboretum
Thursday, October 10: "Terrarium Class" by Jonathan Weber. Materials provided for a fee.
Thursday, November 14: "Flower Magic" by Elizabeth Holmgren, Botanical Emporium
FIELD TRIPS FOR 2013
Thursday, May 16: Stonebridge Farm Nursery, Ambridge. Bus leaves from the Green Tree Fire Hall Parking Lot at 9:30 a.m. Box lunch provided for $12. Guests are welcome for a nominal fee by calling Club President Helen Sturgulewski at 724-622-8325 for reservations.
Thursday, June 20: Brenckle's Garden Center, Butler. Bus leaves from Green Tree Park at 9:30 a.m. Lunch at Monte Cello's. Guests are welcome for a nominal free by calling Club President Helen Sturgulewski at 724-622-8325 for reservations.
Tuesday, July 18: Hindu Temple, Monroeville. Car pool will meet at Green Tree Park at 9:15 a.m. Lunch at Uidepi Cafe. Guests are welcome. Call Club President Helen Sturgulewski at 724-622-8325 for reservations.
FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES
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,
- 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 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, and
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.