The Chippewa Garden Club (CGC) welcomes you to our 68th year! We have a wonderful 2017 planned –full of educational programs and civic projects. Check out our 2017 Yearbook for all our planned activities.
The next Chippewa Garden Club membership meeting will be Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brecksville Human Services Activity Room A. Join us for a presentation on the British landscape designer, Gertrude Jekyll. Here’s a still-relevant quote from her: “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” The presentation will be given by Gary Esmond from the Holden Forests & Gardens (formerly the Cleveland Botanical Garden).
For 2017 our President has chosen a theme of “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Cleveland Metroparks”. The Cleveland Metroparks, for many of our garden club members, has played a large role in our lives. Some of us grew up with the reservations as our backyards or playgrounds. Others have discovered the Metroparks later — maybe when we began raising our own families. Many of us will be resolving this year to visit some of the Metroparks areas that we aren’t as familiar with.
The highlight of 2017 will be our biennial Flower Show. No surprise here — the theme will be “This Land is Our Land”. The Divisions and Sections will all mention the various reservations and locations within the “Emerald Necklace”. We are all looking forward to this July 2017 event and all the preparations leading up to it.
If you’re interested in gardening, would like to learn more, or just want to see what we’re all about, please explore these pages. If you’re interested in joining our club, you can download the 2017-Membership Brochure, available in .pdf format.
The latest edition of the Chippewa Garden Club newsletter is available for download from the Latest News page.