Monthly Programs

Salem Garden Club Program

2018 - 2019

Please note meeting dates and locations carefully. An asterisk beside a date (*) indicats a change from usual first Thursday date or a change of meeting location. Social time with refreshments starts at 6:30 PM followed by the business meeting at 7:00 PM. Our featured program will begin shortly after the business meeting. Guests are welcome to attend meetings. A donation of $5 is suggested.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:30 PM

First Meeting of the 2018-2019 Season

At our opening meeting, held at the Tabernacle Church, 50 Washington Street, we will welcome and introduce our newest members to the Salem Garden Club. Club officers and committee chairs will be introduced and will give a brief description of their roles. Members will have the opportunity to sign up for various committees. Our goals for the upcoming year will be outlined in a slide show featuring a "Year in a Glance". It will describe and review the programs, speakers, events projects, and areas of participation that membership includes.

Hostess Co-Chairs: Ellen Sweet and Judy Giunta


*Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Lecture: "Personal Garden Design" with speaker Linda Lipton This meeting will be held at the Peabody Essex Museum Atrium. Parking garage and lot parking available.

Meeting open to the public (Non-Member Donation $5)

Linda Lipton, a Salem resident and educator, will present her personal design concept used in creating her Federal Street garden which was part of the 2017 Garden Stroll. Revisit this spectacular garden that was recently recognized and featured in North Shore Magazine as a DIY Masterpiece. Enjoy the method of her planning from the start to the finish in this special lecture.

Hostess Co-Chairs: Danielle Kelleher and Heidi Milman


Thursday, November 1, 2018- 6:30 PM

Lecture: "Rustic Garden Structures" with speaker Frank Hamm

This meeting will be held at the PEM annex (Red brick building to the left of the Museum entrance.)

Meeting open to the public (Non-Member Donation $5)

Building custom one of a kind rustic furnishings and garden structures for 25 years, Frank Hamm has won numerous awards for his work. He has been featured on television and in magazines and other unique settings such as storefronts of Hermes and other boutiques. Tonight his lecture and demonstration will teach us how to make a one of a kind rustic trellis. You are sure to enjoy his DIY creative design concept.

Hostess Co-Chairs: Paula Contilli and Janice Baldwin


*Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Christmas Boutique Workshop: Club Members Only

The Christmas Boutique Workshop will be held at First Church in Salem, 316 Essex Street. All members will enjoy, share and learn from the creativity of fellow Garden Club members. Bring plenty of energy and your workshop kit which should include wire and floral cutters. Participants may make purchases at the workshop before the public, so bring cash, check or charge.

Hostess Co-Chairs: Maribel Steadman and Barbara McLaughlin

The Christmas Boutique will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the House of the Seven Gables on Derby Street in conjunction with the Historic Salem, Inc. Christmas House Tour.


Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Lecture: "Sequence of Bloom" with speaker Laura Bibler

This meeting will be held at...

Meeting open to the public (Non-Member Donation $5)

Laura Bibler returns for one of her informative lectures on landscape design. Since 1997 Laura has created, designed, and installed landscapes at private homes and historic estates. In tonight's lecture in the DIY series, Laura gives a step by step design plan that will take us through a presentation of blooms through the seasons.

Hostess Co-Chairs: Frances Kirchberg and Christiane Gallant


Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Lecture: "Sustainable Gardening" with Rebecca Warner

This meeting will be held at...

Meeting open to the public (Non-Member Donation $5)

Author of The Sustainable-Enough Garden, Rebecca Warner will share her gardening philosophy which is about preserving the environment and how we can put thee environmental ideas into practice in our gardens. As a home gardener, she will show her journey toward sustainable gardening using plants, shade, sun, grasses and more. Her book is available on Amazon if you're interested in a sneak peak!

*Please note that this meeting will be held TBD.

Hostess Co-Chairs: Patti Crane and Tracy Rubin


*Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:30 PM

*Please note that tonight's meeting will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center, 3 Margin St, Peabody, MA and we will be joined by the Peabody Garden Club.

Lecture: "Tips, Tricks, and Trade Secrets" with speaker Deborah Trickett

Meeting open to the public (Non-Member Donation $5)

Join us for an encore presentation from Deborah Trickett, owner of the Captured Garden for a PowerPoint presentation as she shares over 100 tips, tricks and trade secrets. Whether you are a floral designer, master gardener or someone who just likes getting her hands in the dirt, you will learn something new. She'll share some amazing plants, inspired designs and the process of putting it all together.

Hostess Co-Chairs: Jaquelyn Julian and Sarah Takis-Welch


*Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 6:30 PM

*Please note that this meeting will be held at the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center, 3 Margin St. Peabody, MA and we will be joined by the Peabody Garden Club.

Books in Bloom

Meeting open to the public (Non-Member Donation $5)

Enjoy the imagination, creativity and DIY designs by individuals or groups of members from the Salem and Peabody Garden clubs as they display their interpretation of a favorite book done in blooms! The night is sure to be fun and festive. All are welcome to dress in "character" for this evening of books in bloom!

Hostess Chairs: Nancy Arrington and Meg McMahon

SGC Annual Dinner

Members please join us as we close out the season and celebrate our accomplishments at the Hawthorne Hotel

Salem, MA

Cocktail time begins at 6:30 PM with dinner to follow at 7:30 PM.

Cost: TBD