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Club Programs

W-birdfeederThursday, October 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM at BIRCH BAY VILLAGE INN, Bar Harbor.Backyard Bird Feeding”
Speaker: Ruth Grierson, a well known local naturalist who writes a weekly nature column for the Mount Desert Islander newspaper.

If you enjoy watching the birds that come to your yard, then you’ll want to join us for the “Backyard Bird Feeding” program presented by Ruth Grierson. Ruth will help us get ready for the Fall Migration by telling us what we can do to help both resident and migratory birds throughout the year.

Check out our 2015-2016 Program schedule
All Club Program meetings are open to the community, unless indicated otherwise.

Amazing Succulents

Hannah-ToddOur September guest speaker, Hannah Todd, gave us her expert advice on how to care for succulents. Hannah is co-owner of Brick House Succulents.


“Succulent plants are desert and tropical plants that are slow growing, long lived and require little care.”

Her recommended Succulent References were written by author Debra Lee Baldwin: “Designing with Succulents”, “Succulents Simplified”, “Succulent Container Gardens”.

Brick House Succulents, 555 Old County Road, Etna, Maine.


Downeast Designers Guild


Photograph © Koths

Formed in 2015 through the sponsorship of the Ellsworth Garden Club, the Downeast Designers is an informal group of people interested in exploring various floral design styles through:

♦ hands-on design workshops and programs;
♦ study and review of key publications and resources such as the National Garden Clubs Handbook for Flower Shows; and
♦ fostering more formal venues for the exhibition of designs such as flower shows.

Participation in the group is open to anyone interested in design, regardless of any garden club affiliation.

The group meets the first Wednesday morning of the month, every month during the summer and every other month in colder months. For more information, contact Mary Blackstone at 667-8878.