This year’s observance of National Garden week was June 3 – 9. The following members volunteered to put floral designs in ‘key’ Gates Mills’ locations: Marion Faubel (Town Hall), Barbara Schuh (Post Office), Gail Palmer (Historical Society), and Marie Tani (Library). In addition, Sally Burke, Barbara Schuh, Gail Palmer, and Kelly Siemborski put daisies on 47 graves of former GMGC members. Steve Siemborski presented the club with a lovely planted container in honor of National Garden Week.
Barbara Schuh added the Garden Club’s special touch at the post office. (Left)
Gates Mills 4th of July Parade
Standing ovation for the parade committee!!!
The Gates Mills Garden Club won the
SILVER TROPHY and MOST BEAUTIFUL FLOAT!
Special thanks to our Float Chair, Gail Palmer
and her float committee:
On August 17, 2017, the Gates Mills Garden Club (GMGC) presented a program on "Frogs & the Environment' to 10 children, ages 3 to 10 years.
Garden Club President and Gates Mills resident, Kelly Siemborski, read the book, The Frightened Frog, published by the National Garden Club. In addition, information regarding the life cycle of the frog, characteristics of frogs vs. toads, ways in which frogs help the environment, and dangers threatening frogs were presented. The children and GMGC members - Sally Burke, Barbara Schuh, Marilyn Pettegrew and Lisa Alexander- all wore frog visors, and the children constructed a frog trash can using re-cycled milk jugs. All enjoyed a frog-themed snack at the conclusion of the program. Take-home educational materials were given to each child. A fun and informative time was enjoyed by all on the GMGC’s property on Chagrin River Road. For further information regarding any future youth activities sponsored by the GMGC, access the web page at: TheGatesMillsGardenClub.com; or contact Margaret Duff, Youth Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On September 29, 2017, members of the Gates Mills Garden Club and students from the Gates Mills Environmental Education Center joined together to enhance and maintain the Gates Mills Arboretum. The students spread mulch on the paths in the Arboretum and planted seedlings throughout. Many thanks to the Gates Mills Service Department for their help in clearing debris from the Arboretum.