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 AND FIELD TRIPS WILL BE PLANNED ON
A MONTH-BY-MONTH BASIS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. SPECIAL EVENTS ARE PLANNED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
TO CELEBRATE THE CLUB'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY.
AS EVENTS ARE SCHEDULED, DETAILS WILL BE LISTED BELOW.
Are you looking for something exciting to do in 2021? Consider becoming a member of the Green Tree Garden Club and spending this year enjoying nature via an active and engaging series of projects, outings, and educational programs (with social distancing and your safety always a priority).
The club, founded in 1971, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Special events will be announced throughout the year, including the dedication of a new rose garden being developed in the Green Tree Municipal Park. We maintain all the gardens in the park. Last year we added a herb garden and introduced several new plants to the perennial sun garden and the perennial shade garden. We welcome new members, both experienced gardeners and beginners. If you would enjoy working in the garden, learning from other members, and sharing your expertise, contact Membership Chair Kevin Maurer at 412-922-8816.
50th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS
All events will be open to the public. Details will be posted as plans are finalized.
Saturday, June 12, Municipal Park Garden - Dedication of the new wind sculpture, "Desert Lily," by artist Lyman Whitaker and unveiling of the Presidents Garden, honoring those who have served as president since the club's founding in 1971. The sculpture has been purchased with a donation from the Rotary Club of Green Tree and will be installed just prior to the dedication.
Saturday, July 17, Municipal Park Garden - Flower show with entries from Garden Club members and the public.
Saturday, August 14, Municipal Park Garden - Dedication of the new Rose Garden, which is currently under development.
Currently meetings are determined on a month-by-month basis and may be conducted via Zoom. Members will be notified of upcoming meetings. Anyone else who is interested should contact President Karen Maurer at 412-922-8816.
2021 FIELD TRIPS
Reservations are required for field trips, and guests pay a modest fee for transportation. In most cases attendees pay for their own lunches. Transportation is via bus or carpool. Contact Contact Arlene Gualtieri at 412-341-3498.
Currently there are no planned field trips.
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,
- a booth at Green Tree's Octoberfest,
- the "Spring 'n Things Sale" in May. Due to the pandemic, the sale will not be held in 2021.
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,
- support for the horticultural program at Bidwell Training Center,
- support for local bird and garden societies.
The Green Tree Garden Club members
exercise their love of gardening by
maintaining the perennial garden
at the Municipal Center Park.
For further information about the Green Tree Garden Club, call Karen Maurer at 412-922-8816.