Our next club meeting will be on Thursday October 14th, 6:30 – 8:30pm, upstairs at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley (UUCGV), 536 Ouray Ave., Grand Junction. The program will feature a presentation by club member Doris Schlichter: “Botanical Glories of Philadelphia: 2021 Philly Flower Show and Longwood Gardens.”
The Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual event produced by The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. It was the nation’s first flower show, begun in 1829 and held continuously since with lapses only during WWI and WWII. The show features both design gardens and display and judging of prize individual plants.
Longwood Gardens is a botanical garden with over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows, just outside of Philadelphia. Begun in 1798 as an arboretum, it was purchased by Pierre S. du Pont in 1906. Within a few years, du Pont had transformed Longwood into a magnificent display garden which was opened to the public in 1921.
And of course the presentation will take a side trip to visit the famous Philadelphia Rocky landmark.
We hope you can join us on Thursday. Doris’ presentation will be followed by a plant (and sundries) drawing and a short club business meeting. The doors will be open at 6:00.
Masks will be required, in compliance with the UUCGV COVID-19 policy.