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Horticulture and Environmental Studies

Application deadline is March 1.

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, March 15th at 1:00 pm
Birch Bay Village Inn, Bar Harbor

We are cancelling our March 8th meeting due to the impending snow storm and rescheduling this program for 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 15th at Birch Bay Village Inn. 

Bats – The Gardner’s Good Friend

According to Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, “bats play a critical role in maintaining healthy ecosystems.” Fortunately, we can now get the scoop from experts based right here in Maine. The following three bat specialists are teaming up to share their experiences and answer your questions:

  • Chris Heilakka (Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife) is a key member of the bat study team working with marked bats. In fact, he is currently conducting a winter bat acoustic project in Acadia.
  • Lara Wilbur (Schoodic Institute Bat Compliance Specialist) is the primary contact for Schoodic and Acadia regarding compliance requirements for federal and state listed bats.
  • Erickson Smith (Schoodic Institute Bat Data Specialist) has conducted numerous bat exit and acoustic surveys as well as been involved in netting and finding marked bats.

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.