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Meetings and Programs 2024-2025

June 12, 2024

Tour of Lavender Waves Farm

 

Lavender Waves Farm

3814 Commodore Perry Hwy
South Kingstown, RI

 

We will enjoy a private tour of Lavender Waves Farm, a locally owned, 14-acre lavender farm situated in South Kingstown. The Farm is home to 4,000 lavender plants of 10 varieties. We will each take home a bundle of dried lavender, and the opportunity to cut-our-own.

August 14, 2024
Saltwater Studio

The Bristol Highlands Community House

68 Mulberry Road

Bristol, RI

 

Join us for a very interesting presentation with Mary James of Saltwater Studio Art & Design. Mary will demonstrate her artistic process of using live seaweed to create unique artwork. She is a formally trained artist, living in Newport, RI. She has developed a whole product line of ceramics, fine art and even jewelry.  She collects live seaweed from local beaches to create one of a kind, pressed art pieces.

September 11, 2024

Bristol Garden Club Annual Tea

 

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Following our business meeting, members & ticketed attendees will enjoy Blithewold’s famous tea, followed by an inspiring presentation by the renowned John Tschirch. John is an award-winning Architectural Historian, who has toured many incredible gardens in both America and Europe.  He will be speaking about his newest book, America’s Eden: Newport Landscapes Through the Ages.

October 9, 2024

Juniper Hill

Historic Juniper Hill Cemetery opened in the 1850s and is the final resting place for several famous Bristol residents including Colts and De Wolfes. It is a fine example of the mid-19th-century rural cemetery movement. With winding lanes and paths, historic headstones, and a host of beautiful trees, it is an ideal spot for a fall stroll and guided tour by Chris Fletcher, noted arborist and cemetery director.

November 2024 Decorating For The Holidays

 

Come and immerse yourself in the festive spirit while

learning to craft a beautiful floral design that will brighten up

your holidays!

December 2024
Annual Holiday Luncheon

Bring your favorite holiday side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share at our festive annual potluck get-together. The club will provide the main course and beverages.

 

This is a social event, without a designated program. As you enjoy visiting and wishing each other the happiest season’s greetings. A short business meeting will follow.

February 12, 2025

Winning Designs

Are you interested in exploring the world of flower shows? Master Judge and blue-ribbon winner, Vera Bowen, will demystify the world of horticultural and floral design shows and the art of creating ribbon-worthy entries. Elevate your floral arranging skills and learn the tips and tricks of one of our resident experts.

March 12, 2025

Seashell Designs

Melonie Massa, owner of Mermaids Baubles, turned a fascination with sea glass and seashells into unique designs. She has been exploring the art form since 2008 and updating it with a modern twist on Sailors Valentine Jewelry. She has developed techniques that give her "Mermaids Baubles" a gorgeous gloss and durable strength. Realistic shellflowers & rare treasures from the Sea are often tucked into her exquisitely detailed designs.

April 9, 2025

Tour of Weatherlow Farms

Weatherlow Farms

845 Sodom Road

Westport, MA

Join us for a tour of this lovely farm in the beautiful countryside of Westport, MA.

“The farm, purchased in 2014, has a rich agricultural history supporting a thriving dairy operation for much of the past century. Today, the overarching goal of Weatherlow Farms is to provide a superior product while supporting biodiversity and utilizing biological farming methods, which focus on soil health.”

May 14, 2025

Annual Spring Luncheon

We will meet during a delicious lunch, with time for socializing before and after the lunch. There is no formal program at this meeting, except the installation of our new Executive Board.

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