Programs

Visitors are most welcome to attend any program for a suggested donation of $5.00. Programs are held at Van Vleck House & Gardens – 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair, NJ (unless otherwise noted).
9/9  M

Program Meeting “Welcome to the New Season” 12:00-2:00pm (VVH&G) Open to all President Florence Leysenne welcomes members to our home away from home for the new program year. Visit with old friends, meet new members and learn what’s in store for the year ahead. Visit the Van Vleck gardens.
Flower Design and Horticulture Competitions.

10/21  M

Program Meeting “Square Foot Gardening” 1:00pm (VVH&G) Meet Althea Llewellyn, a certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor and Master Gardener. Ms. Llewellyn will demonstrate the principals of square foot gardening and suggest on how to incorporate these simple practices to fit your garden spaces and to produce a bountiful yield of flowers.
Flower Design and Horticulture Competitions.

11/12  T

Program Meeting “Christmas with the First Ladies” Auditorium of United Way Building, 60 S. Fullerton Avenue. Doors open at 6:30pm. With the holiday season fast approaching, here is a unique opportunity to meet, Coleen Christian Burke, author, designer and historian. During her career she’s had the honor of being on the White House Holiday Decorating Team. Ms. Burke is certain to give us insight into the public and private holiday traditions of the modern First Ladies and their famous families. Please note the time and venue for this program meeting. Light refreshments will be served before the start of the meeting.
NO Flower Design and Horticulture Competitions this month.

2/24  M

Program Meeting “From Flowers to Fragrances” 1:00pm. (VVH&G) Bruno Leyssene (the First Gentleman of the Garden Club) is a second-generation perfumer, who began his fascinating career in fragrance business in the early ’70’s. Bruno will present an overview of the fragrance industry and explain how flowers, herbs, spices, woods and fruits are processed and used in developing today’s popular fragrances.
Flower Design and Botanical Arts (no Horticulture this month).

3/23  M

Program Meeting “An Introduction to Botanical Arts” 1:00pm (VVH&G) Linda Williams, a botanical jewelry designer, uses plant material to inspire her unique creations. Ms. Williams will explain how she selects living specimens for her jewelry designs and take us through the process to create real jewelry for everyday wear.
Flower Design and Horticulture Competitions.

4/20  M

Program Meeting “Plant This…Not That” 1:00pm.(VVH&G) Jeanne Grossman, Master Gardner and a member of the Native Plant Society, will guide our membership on incorporating native specimens that are pollinator-friendly species into our landscapes. Ms. Grossman will discuss creating garden habitats that are ecologically beneficial to the local bird, insect and human populations.
Flower Design and Horticulture Competitions.

 

Visitors are most welcome to attend any program for a suggested donation of $5.00. Programs are held at Van Vleck House & Gardens – 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair, NJ (unless otherwise noted).