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The Springfield Garden Club endeavors to meet monthly during our program year.  Each monthly meeting includes a fun and informative program as well as an exciting raffle.  

Most programs are open to the public and guests for a small fee.  We meet in person at the Carriage House at the Barney Estate in Forest Park.

Scroll down to view details of how you can join us for our programs and events.


Attendees at all indoor, in-person functions are encouraged to wear masks if they have any personal health concerns. Masks will not be required.

If you are experiencing symptom of illness, please opt to join us via zoom.

We thank you for your cooperation as we strive to keep our community safe and healthy.

Join Us In Person

If you're interested in joining us in person, the fee will be collected when you check in.   You can also email us to pre-register for any program or purchase program tickets online using the link below. 

September 21, 2023, 11:30AM

Rain Gardens 

Why They Are Important and How to Make One That Works

Rachel Lindsay, Head of Landscape Design at Regenerative Design Group 

Rain gardens are an effective, nature-based “Green Infrastructure” solution to prevent larger environmental problems caused by run off, especially during large storms, from our streets, roofs, driveways, and patios. They can also add small areas of color, beauty, and habitat to our neighborhoods. With an MS in Ecological Design from the Conway School, a BA in Anthropology from Wesleyan University, and her experience as Head of Landscape Design at the Regenerative Design Group, Rachel is particularly qualified to show us what problems rain gardens can help solve, how to plan them, and what pitfalls to avoid.

Guests are welcome for a fee of $5.00.  Light luncheon, including gluten free options, sweets, coffee, and tea will be served.  RAFFLE for members and guests.

Event Tickets Available Here 

October 20, 2023, 11:30AM

Bringing Home the Beauty: Native Plants in Our Gardens

 Uli Lorimer, Native Plant Trust Director

As Director of The Native Plant Trust since March of 2019, Uli has advocated tirelessly for the use of native plants in public and private gardens. His staff of 25 and more than 700 volunteers works throughout New England to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants and collect and preserve native seeds to ensure plant diversity. With his Northeast Native Plant Primer as a starting point, he will show us how we can bring the beauty of native plants into our own gardens.

October 23, 2023 7:00PM 

Special ZOOM Program

The Unexpected Houseplant

 Tovah Martin

Houseplants may have fallen out of favor with many gardeners. With her book of the same title as a starting point, horticulturist, photographer, author, and lecturer Tovah Martin will encourage us to “dust off our houseplants and update their image.” An email will go out to our members to attend this program on Zoom.  

November 17, 2023 11:30AM 

Growing Natives from Seeds

 Alexis Doshas

Ever wonder why some seeds are so hard to get started? As the manager of Nasami Farm Nursery, Alexis will share her extensive experience in starting and growing native seeds and why they are so important for us to add to our gardens. She will also bring seeds to share with us! RAFFLE for members and guests. 

December 15, 2023 11:30AM 

Decorating Sustainably for the Holidays

 SGC Members

Several of our members will demonstrate their techniques of creating decorations for the holidays using their most sustainable designs and materials. Come be inspired!  

February 16, 2024 11:30AM 

Interpreting Art in Flowers for the Festival of Flowers

 SGC Members

Have you been inspired by the beautiful designs created for the Festival of Flowers? Would you like to be part of it but wonder how to put it all together? Our own members will show past designs and share how they choose from the available art works, select their plant materials to interpret the art, and design the final creation. RAFFLE for members and guests.

March 15, 2024 11:30AM 

Mechanics Toolbox

 Bob Whitney

The presentations of our very own Honorary Member Bob Whitney are always entertaining and informative. Drawing on his extensive design experience, Bob will demonstrate hints and tips for using multiple products like braiding, wiring, taping, gluing, preservatives, paints, and wires to create our own unique designs. RAFFLE for members and guests.

Thurs.-Sun., April 4 – April 7, 2024  

Springfield Museums 

Festival of Flowers

This annual Springfield Museums event brings together local florists, designers, and area garden club members, including many from the Springfield Garden Club, to interpret items throughout the four museums in floral designs and special displays.

April 19, 2024 11:30AM 

Sustainable Raised Bed Gardening

 Gretel Anspach

A Lifetime Massachusetts Master Gardener, Gretel has established and maintains a 20,000 square foot raised bed garden that has provided fresh produce for the Marlboro and Maynard Food Banks for the last 10 years. She will share with us her extensive knowledge and expertise on using raised beds for food production. RAFFLE for members and guests.

May 17, 2024 11:30AM 

Annual Meeting and Luncheon 

 Members and Honorary Guests Only

Club members and invited guests will enjoy a festive luncheon, review the past year, meet our scholarship winners, and elect new officers. RAFFLE for members and guests.

June 1, 2024 9:00AM-Noon

Annual Plant Sale 

 Everyone Welcome

A spring tradition and the major fundraiser for our scholarship fund, the Plant Sale offers a wide selection of perennials, annuals, trees, and shrubs from members’ gardens and garden centers, along with a vintage garden boutique and sale of prime plants.