Green Tree Garden Club
The Green Tree Garden Club is an educational, charitable service organization dedicated to the development of gardening, the betterment and beautification of the Green Tree community, and the exchange of gardening ideas and knowledge among its members.
Meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of each month in the Carlisle Social Hall, 825 Poplar Street. Lunch, provided by the club, is served at 11:00 a.m., followed by the meeting at noon and a program at 12:30 p.m. There is no charge and a reservation is not needed. Guests are welcome to attend the program only or the entire event.
The Green Tree Garden Club meets year round (except January), giving members opportunities to participate in programs and trips over the summer months when so much is in bloom!
The members are from Green Tree Borough and surrounding neighborhoods. Guests are always welcome to attend the Club programs; those with a love of gardening are encouraged to join. Annual dues are $15.
Please note that as a requirement of membership, all are expected to participate in supporting the activities of the organization.
Thursday, February 8:
2018 FIELD TRIPS
"Grow Pittsburgh Programs" by Christina Bard, Development Manager, and Russ Thorsen, Community Garden Coordinator of Grow Pittsburgh.
Thursday, March 8:
"Loving Roses: What Works in Western PA" by David McKibben, Consulting Rosarian, American Rose Society.
Thursday, April 12:
"Containers by Design" by Phillip J. Bauerie, Master Gardener.
Thursday, June 14:
"An Introduction to Carnivorous Plants" by Adam Gaupp.
(Meeting and program will be held in the Green Tree Municipal Center's Sycamore Room.)
Thursday, July 12:
Potluck Picnic and Public Works recognition, Green Tree Municipal Center Park.
Thursday, September 13:
"Discovering the Pawpaw Fruit" by Andy Moore, author.
Thursday, November 8:
"Get Ready for the Holidays" by Cheryl Bakin, Parkway Florist.
Thursday, December 13:
Annual holiday party at Arpino Trattoria, Manor Oak Village (reservation required).
Reservations are required for field trips, and guests pay a modest fee for transportation. All attendees pay for their own lunches. Transportation is via bus or carpool. Contact Linda Lauth at 412-860-5126.
FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES
Thursday, May 17:
Hahn Nursery & Greenhouses (North Hills), followed by lunch at a restaurant.
Thursday, June 21:
Tour of several Garden Club members' home gardens via carpool, followed by lunch at a restaurant.
Thursday, August 9:
National Aviary Rock Garden and Randyland, followed by lunch at a restaurant.
Thursday, October 11:
Audubon Society of Western PA, Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, followed by a lunch at a restaurant.
The GTGC supports itself and its community activities through three fund raisers:
*The cost of an Enjoy Book is $30.00. Please contact Phyllis Abinanti at 412-922-1797 or any Club member to purchase this valuable book.
- the sale of Enjoy Coupon Books*, September through December,
- a booth at Green Tree's Octoberfest,
- the "Spring 'n Things Sale" in May. This includes a plant sale, flea market, bake sale, basket raffle, and craft sale.
2018 date for Spring 'N Things is Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Carlisle Social Hall of the Green Tree Fire Hall.
The Club's fund raising efforts and strong member participation allow for the following community activities to be possible by providing:
- monthly flower arrangements for the Green Tree Library reading area,
- seasonal arrangements for the Municipal Building atrium and Police Department,
- support for the horticultural program at Bidwell Training Center,
- support for local bird and garden societies.
The Green Tree Garden Club members
exercise their love of gardening by
maintaining the perennial garden
at the Municipal Center Park.
For further information about the Green Tree Garden Club, call Donna Gall at 412-875-6846.