Leaf Birdbaths at Long Hill

On a beautiful Saturday morning, 13 appropriately-attired Driftwood Garden Club members attended a leaf birdbath making workshop at Long Hill Reservation in Beverly. The grounds at Long Hill were just gorgeous, and several members remarked on a number of improvements made since their last visit. Members worked together in a shady outdoor workshop led by Long Hill’s Senior Horticulturist, Dan Bouchard. DGC members brought leaves from their own gardens and were shown how to first set the leaf on a mound of sand, and then to mold a sandy concrete mixture against the back of the leaf to make an imprint of the veining on the bowl of the birdbath. The birdbaths are currently drying and will look just beautiful in our gardens. This was such an enjoyable workshop!

Silver Bells at the King Hooper Mansion!

The Driftwood Garden Club pulled out all stops again this year to decorate the King Hooper for the holidays. The five garden clubs of Marblehead each decorate an assigned room and all at the same time which makes it fun! As Abbot Hall is undergoing renovations this year, several events have been moved to the King Hooper. The theme this year is Christmas Songs, so each room is decorated to reflect a song. Silver Bells was selected by DGC and decorations designed by Ginny Von Rueden and Laurie Boggis our designers extraordinaire. I must say it looks beautiful!

Reminder to All!

Please be reminded that the October 15th program Supporting a Resilient Environment for Marblehead will be preceded by a library tour highlighting changes planned during the upcoming renovations.

Tour starts at 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room on the lower level and all members are invited to attend.