Don’t miss the two upcoming Plant Sales sponsored by LCGC member clubs Gardenside Green Thumb and Down To Earth.
Gardenside Green Thumb’s plant sale will be held on Derby Day (May 7), 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at 1915 Fort Harrods Drive. A broad selection of well-grown plants will be available, as well as Butterfly Favorites! Proceeds of the sale go to the restoration of the herb garden at Waveland State Historic Site.
Every May, the Down to Earth Garden Club holds a special plant sale community fundraiser featuring plants that are grown, nurtured and generously donated by each club member. The community benefit will be held rain or shine, featuring natives, herbs, fruits, vegetables, perennials, wildflowers, grasses, hostas, shrubs, tees, annuals, container gardens, succulents, irises, decorative containers, gardening books, and many plants for sun or shade. Money raised will be donated to local projects that promote gardening, education, preservation, conservation and environmental stewardship. This year’s sale is May 13 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Woodland Christian Church, 530 East High Street.
Members of the Lexington Council Garden Clubs participated in the Fall Clean-up Day at the Garden Club of Kentucky Headquarters in Paris Kentucky. Click here to see photos of the “gang” at the Wallis House.
Visit our Bluegrass Fair Flower & Vegetable Show page to see photos of the 2016 Show!
The Annual Bluegrass Flower and Vegetable Show is an opportunity for gardeners of all ages in Fayette and surrounding counties to learn, compete, see what others are growing successfully in this area, as well as to see how their gardening efforts rate in the competition. Sponsored by the Fayette County Master Gardeners Association (114 members) and the Lexington Council Garden Clubs (6 garden clubs and 120 members), the event is held in conjunction with the Lions Club Bluegrass Fair at Masterson Station Park.
Blue Ribbons are awarded in categories for Youth, Horticulture and Design. There are no fees for entering the Show, but there are lots of rewards. In addition to the coveted Blue Ribbons, there are always free items, some cash prizes, related exhibits and lots of gardening experts. Information may be seen at www.bgflowershow.com or by calling Fayette County Extension Office (859) 257-5582.
The Lexington Council Garden Clubs is pleased to announce the conclusion of the 2016 Lexington in Bloom Contest. Over 250 entries were received, indicating Lexington’s citizens’ great interest in gardening and civic beautification. Visit the Lexington In Bloom page for a list of winners and some photographs of the winning gardens.
Members of the Lexington Council Garden Clubs prepared Head Table centerpieces for the Awards Luncheon and Banquet at the 2016 Garden Club of Kentucky Annual Convention.