Programs

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Program Meetings will take place virtually through the online platform, Zoom. Downloading a Zoom account is not required. Prior to meetings, an invitation with guidelines on how to join from your computer or smartphone will be sent to members in an email. At this time, Program Meetings conducted via Zoom will not be open to the public.
Monday, September 28, 2020 (changed to September)

Program Meeting “Welcome to the New Season” 1:00-2:30pm (zoom meeting)
President Florence Leyssène welcomes Members to the new Program year. Join online and learn how the Club will continue Programs, Workshops, Flower Design, and Horticulture activities in our socially distanced world this year. We’ll celebrate the 2019 -2020 Garden Club Award recipients and welcome new Committee Chairs.
No Flower Design and Horticulture Exhibitions.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Program Meeting The Birds, and the Bees, and the Flowers and the Trees…of London”
1:00 pm (zoom meeting)
After months of quarantining and following social distancing protocols wouldn’t you just love the chance to escape “across the pond” from the safety and comfort of your own home? The Program Committee is honored to have local birder and photographer extraordinaire, Sandy Sorkin, share his catalog of photos from their many adventures to London, England. Sandy and his wife wife Kathy (club member) have documented their experiences and observations in Hyde Park with vistas of Kensington Gardens, the Italian Gardens, the Rose Gardens, the Princess Diana Memorial Gardens and the Kensington Palace Gardens. Sandy employs his experienced photography techniques to capture the many varieties of plant life and bird species in the London gardens.

Zoom invitation will be sent  via a Garden Club “Eblast” a few days prior to October 19th.   The “Eblast” directions will supply the guidelines you need to watch this presentation via Zoom on your computer or smartphone.
Flower Design and Horticulture Exhibitions.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Program Meeting “The History of Flowers In Art”
7:00 pm (zoom meeting)
Dust off your Art History 101 books and join the Garden Club of Montclair for this unique presentation, “The History of Flowers in Art” with Chips Feely. Expect to receive a Zoom invitation from Florence Leyssene on Friday, November 14th and a reminder notice early in the day on Monday, November 16th. We are certain you will enjoy Chips engaging approach to the “The History of Flowers in Art” and we promise there will not be a test at the end of the program!
Flower Design and Horticulture Exhibitions.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Program Meeting : Zoom, at 1 PM
“Not Just Cherry Blossoms: The History of Gardens Within the Essex County Parks”
Kathy Kauhl, Archivist for the Essex County Parks Department, leads a Zoom presentation highlighting the long and distinguished history of Essex County parks. Get more background on the event.
Flower Design and Horticulture Exhibitions.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Program Meeting: Zoom at 1 PM
Feeding Butterflies, Not Bambi: Deer Resistant Native Plants”
Deb Ellis, a passionate environmental activist and teacher , will guide our membership on Zoom about gardening strategies that will support biodiversity by the specimens we chose to plant. Find out more details about the event.
Flower Design and Horticulture Exhibitions.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Program Meeting Zoom 1 PM
Botanical Arts with Linda Williams
Ms. Williams incorporates dried plant material to inspire her one-of-a-kind jewelry designs. She will demonstrate how she creates unique botanical jewelry designs and the process involved in choosing the plant material that inspires her craft. Read more about Linda and her work.
Flower Design and Horticulture Exhibitions. 

Monday, April 26, 2021

Program Meeting Zoom 1 PM
Emily Dickinson’sGarden Life by Marta McDowell
Flower Design and Horticulture Exhibitions.