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Happy Holidays!

The month of December has arrived and with it the anticipation of the holidays. The first sign is usually the gazebo in the village, now decorated with green swags, bells and snowflakes and with lighting on the first Saturday in December. The Garden Club would like to thank the following members for their efforts withContinue reading “Happy Holidays!”


Final Meeting & Luncheon

Alton Garden Club enjoyed its final meeting of the season at Kingswood’s Skylight Dining Room with a meal prepared and served by students in the Culinary Arts Program. Karen Poor demonstrated making a fall decorated boxwood tree. Lucky winners of the completed tree were Joan Blackwood and Jane Bradbury. Table favors and door prize rafflesContinue reading “Final Meeting & Luncheon”

Harvest Happening 2022

Harvest Happening took place this year at Cold Spring Farm on Sunday, October 23rd, The Alton Garden Club featured a display of pumpkins carved by Joan Blackwood and Jane Bradbury. Volunteers were: Joan Blackwood, Jane Bradbury, Karen Enos, Roberta Mank, Heather Miller and Peggy McKinney. The event was a great success and the weather wasContinue reading “Harvest Happening 2022”

Tree Identification Presentation

The Alton Garden Club had the September meeting on Tuesday the 27th on the grounds of River Run Deli, now known as River Run Kayaking and Cottage. Our guest speaker was Tom Foster, and his topic for presentation was tree identification. Since earning his degree in forestry, Tom has taught courses on the subject andContinue reading “Tree Identification Presentation”

Alton Old Home Day Parade

On Saturday, August 13th, the Alton Garden Club participated in the annual Old Home Day Parade receiving the second place award for its float loaded with different flowers, including flowers inside a kayak. Alton Garden Club President, Peggy McKinney, thanked all who helped make the float a success at the club’s August meeting. Congratulations toContinue reading “Alton Old Home Day Parade”

Spring Cleanup by the Alton Garden Club

It’s that time of year again! Last week the call went out to Alton Garden Club members to report for duty for the beginning yearly “Spring Cleanup.” Almost a dozen volunteers showed up with rakes, shovels, weeders, clippers, etc., to begin the season long process of keeping Alton beautiful. The object of the club shallContinue reading “Spring Cleanup by the Alton Garden Club”

Garden Club Program 2022

April – Online Garden Topic: Native Plants. May – Winter Sowing with Milk Jugs: Tuesday, May 24th at 1:30 p.m. Rain Date: Thursday, May 26th Speakers: Joan Blackwood and Jane Bradbury June – Annual Plant Sale: Saturday, June 4th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Location: Gilman Library Tarbin Gardens Field Trip: Wednesday, June 22nd atContinue reading “Garden Club Program 2022”