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Third Tree Planted at Blue Star Memorial Marker


Final-Pagoda-Tree-xThe daffodils were blooming this year when the final dogwood tree was planted at the Blue Star Memorial Marker, located along ME-3 near the head of Mount Desert Island.

The Bar Harbor Garden Club wanted to enhance this memorial dedicated to our country’s war veterans by planting three Pagoda Dogwood trees. The tradition of planting dogwoods along highways started in New Jersey as a way to remember those who fought in World War-II.

You can learn more about the Blue Star Memorial Program at the Garden Club Federation of Maine website. The Bar Harbor Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc.

“We sure do love our Gardens…  National Garden Week is June 5-11”.

 

2016 GCFM Convention — ‘Gardens of Eden’butrfly4

June 15 – 16, 2016

Located at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

Registration is required – Deadline is May 25, 2016. Learn more ….

Check out our 2016-2017 Program schedule.
All Club Program meetings are open to the community, unless indicated otherwise.

The Winners of the Inge C.B. Weber Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship winners Peter Kennell, Ezra Hallett with Helmut Weber who is shown seated.

Scholarship winners Peter Kennell, Ezra Hallett with Helmut Weber who is shown seated.

The first two recipients of the Inge C.B. Weber Memorial Scholarship were announced at a small gathering on April 18th. Both students are juniors attending the College of the Atlantic. Members of the Weber Family and Bar Harbor Garden Club, as well as the College of the Atlantic were represented.

The purpose of the scholarship is to offer financial aid to those who are interested in majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design or botany. Applicants must be graduates of MDI High School, or be attending a 2-year or 4-year accredited college or university.  Read more…

 

April is National Poetry Month

NationalPoetryHelp celebrate National Poetry Month in April by participating in the 2016-2017 poetry contest sponsored by the National Garden Clubs and the Bar Harbor Garden Club.

Students in Kindergarten through 9th grade are encouraged to participate. All students in regular education, special education and English as a Second Language are eligible to participate. Be creative through the art of writing and join the winners to see your poetry in a printed booklet! The theme for 2016-2017 is “We Three: Bees, Butterflies and Me”. Entries must be received by June 3, 2016. Click here to learn more.