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Youth Award Winners

State and national Youth Awards were announced at a recent state garden club convention.  The First-Place winners of the Bar Harbor Garden Club competitions went on to compete within the Garden Club Federation of Maine, New England Region and National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Callan Eason (6th grader) won both state & regional First-Place awards, and a national Certificate of Commendation for her sculpture entry. We had three students win both state and regional First-Place Poetry contests: Taylor Ehrlich (3rd grader), Peyton Mae Hanson (1st grader) and Danny Mobraaten (4th grader).

—BHGC “Youth Activities” Co-Chairs are Pam Bowie and Cheryl Bowers.

View all the BHGC winners!

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM Birch Bay Village Inn
25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor

Love Your Garden But Don’t Want To Dig Or Till It?

The Bar Harbor Garden Club will hold their monthly meeting at Birch Bay Village Inn on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

Please join us for our “Lasagna Gardening” program presented by Susan Haywood, a botanist and environmental educator.  Susan will present a composting gardening technique—also referred to as ‘Lasagna Gardening’— that requires no-till soil development and layered nutrient management.   Fall is a good time to get started, since fallen leaves are a key ingredient. 

Susan is a researcher for Ram’s Head Lady Slipper Orchid in Maine since 1983, an active member of the Josselyn Botanical Society since 1977, a perennial gardener since 1980, and faculty member and co-founder of the Maine Master Naturalist Program since 2010.

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

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

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

Check out our 2017-2018 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.