Past Programs

Paper Roses with Elisabeth Donker - 2024

Decoupage with Sincerely Michele - 2024

Visioning in the Garden Workshop with artist Kate Egnaczak - 2024

2023 Club Holiday Gathering & DIY Greens

In true gardening fashion we were able to pivot our originally scheduled outdoor holiday gathering and winter greens forage to be indoors thanks to amazing members Dave & Melissa Bloom.  The rain did not damper our creativity! We had a wonderful afternoon being festive, enjoying friendship and sharing our generosity to amass a wonderful bounty for the Paxton Congregational Church food pantry.

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Bemis Farms Nursery - Holiday Wreath Workshop 2023

2023 Summer Garden Tour Series with Members Gardens

Donker Farm part of the Greater Worcester Land Trust - August 2023
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Native Tea Tonics with Rachel Ross of Hillside Herbals - April 2023

Botanicals  with Artist & Muralist Jen Swan - March 2023

Wintertime Indoor Plant Care with Denise Worden, Master Gardener & Owner of Sweetbriar Perennials  - Feb 2023

Birdseed Feeders Make & Take - Feb 2023

Decoupage Terracotta Pots with Sincerely, Michele - Jan. 2023

Bemis Farms Nursery - Holiday Wreath Workshop 2022

Bemis Farms Nursery - Kale Porch Pot Workshop 2022

What's All the Buzz About?
Beekeeping in Paxton with Glenn & Becky Sullivan

On Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, PMAGC members Glenn & Becky Sullivan hosted members of the garden club to visit their Carniolan Honey Bee (a docile Italian breed) hives. In their 5th year of beekeeping,  Glenn explained what it takes to raise a hive in Paxton. 

We learned about how he received the bees from Georgia and introduces them to their new environment as well as the different types of roles the bees have throughout their lifecycle (worker bees live approx. 5-7 weeks, while a queen lives approx. 5 years). 

Some fun facts:

View the entire album from the event here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/EMPretsGK3Kb5KEb6

2nd Garden Tour: July 19th & Aug. 28th

PMAGC member Joan Laracy,  graciously opened her gardens to the club twice this summer.  Her mix of color, height, annuals/perennials/shrubs, and decorative ornaments is spectacular!  View her gardens here: July 19 2022 Tour and August 28 2022 Tour

Garden Tour: June 18th

Saturday, June 18th, was such a cool day (weather pun intended LOL) for PMAGC! A small group of club members came out to enjoy our first garden tour gathering. 

We started on the Town Common to learn all about the wonderful new perennial beds installed by Paxton resident and master gardener, Roger McGaughey. (Fun Fact: all the plant material came from Roger's garden in town!) Roger talked about his gardening roots as a child in the UK and his professional background in horticulture working in England, PA, Michigan, and MA, sharing his knowledge, tips, and tricks - especially on proper watering.

After exploring the Common, we then walked up to Richards Memorial Library where Children's Librarian, Kristin Steinmetz, gave a fabulous presentation on her butterfly/pollinator garden that she created as part of her educational programs for children.  Also on hand, was RML Trustee Aimee Brunelle, who shared her talents and wisdom behind the spectacular perennial gardens she has made on the grounds of the library.  

Once we concluded our visit at RML, we then carpooled over to Roger's home to see his personal gardens, which were just magical! Roger and his wife Ellen greeted us with warmth, a few treats, and color! In just 6 short years, Roger turned his yard (which was barren) into a peaceful oasis of color with unique perennials for sun and shade.  It was completely awe-inspiring!

PMAGC is extremely grateful to Roger (& his wife Ellen),  as well as Kristin and Aimee for taking the time to share their talents.

View the entire album (thank you, club members, Chuck Putney, Cecelia Thurber, & R. Tasca) from the tour here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/MBhwu9feN6Ld9CkHA

Paxton Days: June 11th

We had a great time at Paxton Days! It was another beautiful day to chat with folks, sell plants, and welcome new members. We are excited to see this club really blossom into something amazing.

Thank you to members Cecelia Thurber for working the booth, and Chuck Putney and The Loves for helping break down and pack up the booth.

Bemis Farms Nursery Fall Workshop - 2021

Bemis Farms Nursery Wreath Workshop - 2021