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Horticulture and Environmental Studies

NELL GOFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, $1,000,
Application deadline is March 1.

INGE C.B. WEBER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, up to $1,000,
Application deadline is May 1.

The Bar Harbor Garden Club and the St. Croix District of the Garden Club Federation of Maine are proud to offer these educational scholarships in support of various horticulture and environmental related studies.

These scholarships are designed to financially aid students who are interested in majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning or other garden related fields.

Winners of either of these scholarships will also be considered for eligibility for other Garden Club Federation of Maine, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. scholarships.  Click here to view instructions and application form.

Thursday, January 11th at 1:00 pm
Birch Bay Village Inn, Bar Harbor

Creating Fire Safety Zones in a Wooded Environment

News coverage of recent wildfires destroying California homes is frightening, but could it happen here? If you’re wondering what you can do to protect your property from wildfires, then you’ll want to attend this “Creating Fire Safety Zones in a Wooded Environment” program.

As fire chief for the Town of Mount Desert, Chief Bender has over 30 years’ experience in the fire service and has been an MDI resident since 1973. He holds certifications as structural firefighter, wildland firefighter, hazmat responder, fire instructor, and recently completed a National Fire Protection Association course in “Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire”.

This meeting is FREE and open to the public, but non-members are asked to reserve a seat. Refreshments will be served. 


RSVP by E-mail: rsvp@barharborgardenclub.com or Telephone: 460-8496.

All Club Program meetings are open to the community, unless indicated otherwise.

Check out our 2018 Program schedule.

Fundraisers Support Community Projects

The Bar Harbor Garden Club is truly grateful to our MDI community for their support of the club’s summer fundraisers.

  • A Tour of the Quietside Gardens of MDI
  • Fourth of July Pie Sale held at the Bar Harbor Athletic Field.

2017 Memorial Day Celebration

The placing of the Wreath Ceremony was held on Memorial Day at the Blue Star Memorial Marker, located along Rt-3 in Bar Harbor.

2017 Arbor Day Project at MDI High School

The MDI High School needed to update their landscape located in the front of the building. So, the Club volunteered to remove winter debris, prepare the soil and plant bushes purchased by the school.

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Left-to-right: Dianne McMullen, Barbara Pretorius, Cheryl Bowers, and Pam Bowie are BHGC members.