Category Archives: Meetings

All Club meetings are open to the public.

Build Birdhouses for the Main Street Nature Park – October 10, 2017 – 9:30 A.M.

Wren and bluebird house for the Main Street Nature Park

The Garden Club of Weaverville partners with the Weaverville Lowes to build birdhouses for the Main Street Nature Park in downtown Weaverville. Thanks to the support of Lowe’s Store Manager, Mike Finnegan, Lowe’s is donating the materials to make several bluebird and wren houses as a Garden Club community service project.

“Adding birdhouses to the Nature Park creates focused habitat and encourages the birds we want to nest and bear offspring in places we can see,” says Randy Burroughs, a landscape architect involved with the park’s development from the beginning and the creator of the walnut benches in the Park.

After Randy’s brief overview about the benefits of the birdhouses to the wildlife in the Nature Park and for park visitors alike, members will hammer away and build the houses.

Working in teams of 2-3, participants will follow easy step by step written instructions and assemble the wooden houses from pre-cut pieces with the help of an instructor.

Members need to bring:

  • Power screwdriver with a Philips head
  • Work gloves
Decorate a birdhouse to add year round color to your landscape.

Make & Take Birdhouse ~ $10
Members also have the option to make a birdhouse and take it home and decorate for $10.  You must order a birdhouse by Monday, September 25th.  The proceeds from this will be donated to the Nature Park.  Bring cash or make a check out to:  Town of Weaverville

Contact Ruth Planey to order a Make & Take Birdhouse.  Be sure to say how many bluebird and wren houses you want to purchase.  Ruth Planey 828-658-4151 or rs03nc@gmail.com

All Garden Club programs and business meetings are FREE and open to the public.  Programs start at 9:30 AM the second Tuesday of each month in the Community Room of the Weaverville Town Hall, 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC.

Check the website gardenclubofweaverville.org for information about other upcoming programs and events.

The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club, CLICK HERE

The Magical World of Moss Gardening

DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA, WE ARE MOVING THIS PROGRAM TO:
Wednesday
September 20th
 at 7:00 p.m.
We hope to see you there!

Annie Martin, nationally-recognized moss landscape designer and author of The Magical World of Moss Gardening (Timber Press, 2015), introduces the joys and environmental benefits of gardening with eco-friendly mosses. This free event is sponsored by The Garden Club of Weaverville  on Tuesday, September 12th at 7 p.m. open to the public.  Join us at The Weaverville Town Hall Community Room, 30 South Main Street in Weaverville.

Inspirational photographs, moss specimens for ID and essential how-to tips will help you get started on your own moss gardening projects. Annie Martin (aka Mossin’ Annie), owner of Mountain Moss Enterprises in Brevard, NC and Timber Press author of The Magical World of Moss Gardening, provides valuable insights on how to transform your garden or lawn into a serene retreat and eco-friendly landscape showcasing the world’s oldest living land plants – mosses! Martin will be available for a book signing after the lecture.

For more about Mountain Moss’ specialized landscape services or to choose shade or sun moss species from the exclusive selection of live mosses for sale, visit www.mountainmoss.com.

The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club, CLICK HERE

Botanical Gardens of Asheville Guided Tour & Picnic – May 9, 2017

One of the perks of being a member of the Weaverville Garden Club is the chance to attend special events such as the guided tour of the Botanical Gardens at Asheville we took in May. 

Club members enjoyed an intimate look at one of Asheville’s natural wonders, the Botanical Gardens.  Garden Manager, Jay Kranyik’s guided tour included information about various plants, flowers and trees and colorful anecdotes about the four North Carolina State Champion Trees and two National Champion Trees the Gardens can boast of.  The story of the Moon Tree is truly out of this world.  It sprouted from a Sycamore seed that orbited the moon 34 times in the Apollo 14 capsule before taking root in 1976 and it now grows here.  

What started as an old dairy farm in 1960 can now lay claim to being one of the finest examples of Southern Appalachian native plants in the country with the distinction of selecting and documenting those plants.  

“The gardens honor the natural landscape and it’s incredible diversity,” said Jay Kranyik.  “There are 650 different species in 10 contiguous acres.  That makes for hyper compaction of biodiversity.  Plus, one out of eight plants are rare or endangered.”

Several Garden Club members volunteer at the Botanical Gardens and happily pointed out the areas in which they work and shared some of the knowledge they’ve gleaned.  

 Afterwards, a​ leisurely picnic style potluck in the shade of the gazebo…the perfect spot to share a delightful lunch. 

The gardens include a half mile walking path, two creeks and a Monarch Butterfly Way Station​. They are free and open to the public from 10 AM – 4 PM daily with free parking on site.  Pets and bikes are not allowed.

Garden Tour – Members Only – Tuesday, May 9, 2017

On May 9, our members are invited to a very special picnic at the Asheville Botanical Gardens.  We’ll arrive at the Gardens at 10:15 and meet the Gardens’ manager, Jay Kranyik, who will take us on a botanical journey of native discoveries, enlivened by lots of stories and interesting comments.    We’ll then proceed to the meadow and gazebo area where we’ll  have a casual picnic.  There are two picnic tables there, and benches to sit in the gazebo.  Please bring your own salad/sandwich, etc… as well as drinks.  Some cookies or a simple shared dish would also be nice and in the casual spirit of the event.  And come prepared with good walking shoes, as Jay is a fast walker!

 If you wish to carpool, we’ll meet at the Weaverville Town Hall parking lot, and leave promptly for our destination at 9:45.  

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