Tree Garden Club
The mission of this
organization shall be to stimulate the
knowledge and love of gardening and the
natural world for its members and the
regional community through educational
programming, related field activities and
Are you interested in
gardening? Consider becoming a member of the
Green Tree Garden Club. Enjoy nature via an
active and engaging series of projects,
outings and educational programs.
The club, founded in 1971, celebrated its
50th anniversary in 2021. We maintain all
the gardens in the Green Tree Municipal Park
and hold regular meetings with programs
related to gardening. 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 Roni Conard at 717-747-6565 or
President Kevin Maurer at 412-922-8816.
Meetings are typically held on the second
Thursday of each month in the Carlisle Room at the Green
Tree Fire Hall, located at 825 Poplar Street. Guests are
Unless otherwise noted, lunch is at 11:00 a.m., followed
by a brief business meeting and the program at
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!
Programs begin at 12:00 noon in the Carlisle
Room at the Green Tree Fire Hall, 825 Poplar Street,
unless otherwise noted:
- Thursday, February 10: "To Prune or Not to
Prune: Pruning Trees and Shrubs" by Andrew
Tomaskovic, Certified Arborist
- Thursday, March 10: "How to Take Care of
Houseplants and Orchids" presented by the Bidwell
- This program will take place at the Drew
Mathieson Center at the Bidwell Training
Center. Reservations are required.
- Thursday, April 14:
"Cultivation and Care of Dahlias" by Jennifer
Floyd and Heather Ramsey, Greater Pittsburgh
- Thursday, May 12:
"Patio Planter Workshop and Container Gardening"
by Gary Baranowski
- Thursday, June 9:
"500 Herbs!" by Robert Couture.
- This program will
take place at 7:30 pm in the Municipal Garden
located behind the Green Tree Borough Municipal
Building (weather permitting).
- Thursday, July 14:
"Water Conservation and Rain Gardens"
- This program will take
place at 12:00 noon in the Municipal Garden
located behind the Green Tree Borough
Municipal Building (weather permitting).
- Thursday, August
11: "Birding 101" by Chris Kubiak,
Audubon Society of Western
- This program will take place at the Beechwood
Farms Nature Preserve. Reservations are
- Thursday, September 8: "Growing Grapes and
- This program will take place at 7:30 pm in the
Municipal Garden located behind the Green Tree
Borough Municipal Building (weather permitting).
- Thursday, October 13: "What is Wrong with
My Plant?" by Dr. Silloo Kapadia, Penn States Master
- This program will
begin at 12:30 pm following our "Crocktober"
Municipal Workers Recognition Luncheon at 11:00
- Thursday, November 10: "Pittsburgh Botanic
Garden" by Mark Miller, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.
program will take place at the Pittsburgh
Botanic Garden at 11:30 am. Reservations
Reservations are required for all field trips,
and guests pay a modest fee for transportation and
lunch. Transportation is via bus or carpool.
Contact Kevin Maurer at
June 23- Fellows Riverside Garden at Mill
Creek Park, Youngstown, OH
July 20- Old Economy Village and
Stonebridge Farm Gardens, Ambridge, PA
September 22- Thistlethwaite Vineyards,
October 27- Hunt Botanical Library,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
December 15- Winter Flower Show and Light
Garden at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA
The GTGC supports itself and its community
activities by donations and the following
fundraisers. Outdoor Plant Sales take place in the
parking lot of the Green Tree Fire Hall.
Interested in making a donation to the Green Tree Garden
Club? Click HERE
to download a Donation Form.
*The cost of an Enjoy Book is $30.00.
Please contact Karen Maurer at 412-922-8816 or any
Club member to purchase this valuable book.
- Sale of Enjoy Coupon Books- November
through January (Contact Karen Maurer
- Mother's Day Geranium Sale- Saturday,
May 7: 9:00 am -1:00 pm
- Spring Plant Sale- pre-sale
during the month of April (Contact
Kevin Maurer at 412-922-8816)
- Green Tree Garden Club Spring Festival- Saturday,
May 14: 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Mum and Aster Sale - Saturday,
September 10: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
at the Green Tree Octoberfest
Bulb Sale - pre-sale
during the month of September (Contact
Kevin Maurer at 412-922-8816)
The Club's fundraising efforts and strong
member participation allow for the following community
activities to be possible by providing:
- Monthly flower arrangements in the Green Tree
Library reading area
- Seasonal arrangements for the Municipal Building
atrium and Police Department
- Yearly support for the students in the
horticultural department at Bidwell Training Center
- Philanthropic support for local garden and nature
The Green Tree Garden Club members
exercise their love of gardening by
maintaining the gardens at the Municipal
information about the Green Tree Garden Club, call
Kevin Maurer at 412-922-8816.