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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, November 9th at 1:00 pm
Birch Bay Village Inn Bar Harbor

Wild Medicinal Plants in Your Garden

Certified herbalist and landscape gardener Brighid Doherty will speak at the Bar Harbor Garden Club’s monthly meeting held at the Birch Bay Village Inn on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM. 

Join Brighid as she describes how you can incorporate some of her favorite medicinal plants (elder, comfrey, elecampane, and more) into your garden. She’ll also discuss the medicinal and aesthetic uses of these plants.

She has studied horticulture and organic agriculture at UNH and Evergreen State College, and has worked with medicinal herbs for the past 22 years. Brighid lives in Deer Isle, ME where she has a landscape gardening business and teaches herbal medicine workshops.

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

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 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.