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General meetings are not held in June, July or August.  See you in Spetember!

CGCD Program Descriptions 2017-2018


September 12, 2017

“Seed to Table” By Hannah Traggis

Hannah is a Plant Education Specialist and Seed to Table Program Coordinator at The Gardens at Elm Bank, Massachusetts Horticulture Society in Wellesley, MA. She will enlighten us on soil preparation from a vegetable gardening perspective as well as seed to table gardening. Hanna will also speak to us about low-input vegetable gardening and food systems in general.

To learn more about Hannah Traggis find her at

October 10, 2017 – evening meeting
“Behind The Scenes of a Flower Farm” Evelyn Lee

Evelyn is a passionate flower grower and floral designer from Butternut Gardens, a fabulous little flower farm and boutique studio tucked away in Southport, CT.   Evelyn will take us behind the scenes of her flower farm where she cuts close to 45,000 stems of flowers, greens, and fruits a year.  She will share her knowledge of where to plant your flowers so they grow best and bring along some of her seasonal favorites to create two “garden inspired designs” to be raffled off. She has her Master’s Degree from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, earned a Certificate in Gardening from the NY Botanical Gardens, and trained as a Master Gardener in CT. Her Floral training includes Master Classes from the Flower School of New York, Love N Fresh Flowers-Philadelphia, and trained with Ariella Chezar. She is a Garden Writer, Speaker and Gardening Coach.

To learn more about Evelyn, visit her website at

November 14, 2017
Mechanics Workshop

December 12, 2017
“Cultivating Your Garden Style: Unleash your Garden Personality”

By Rochelle Greayer  ( )

Rochelle is a landscape designer who believes you should listen to your heart, look at what you love, look at how you dress and decorate your home to inspire your personal garden design. Rochelle will share garden design ideas and inspiration by style, region, and trend.  She will also show us how we can use our own individual style to create unique Christmas décor. In her travels, she was drawn to the distinctive Christmas decorations in Cooperstown, NY.  Instead of traditional Christmas wreathes, they create Christmas medallions.  Rochelle will be demonstrating and creating a medallion to raffle.

Rochelle graduated from The English Gardening School in London.  She has designed gardens for clients around the world and recently won a medal for her garden at the Royal Horticultural Society of Hampton Court Palace - Flower Show.  She is the founder and editor of “Pith & Vigor”a stunning, quarterly journal and online magazine for garden enthusiasts.  Take a look at .

January 9, 2018
“The Uniqueness of the Irish Garden”, by Karin Stanley

Karin is an award winning Irish born artist sculptor and garden designer who is passionately influenced by the ancient landscapes and gardens of Scotland and Ireland . A graduate of the Radcliffe landscape history and design program.Using her personal photos Karin will speak about the Uniqueness of the Irish Garden and how they developed chronologically throughout the centuries.

Because of the gulf stream, Ireland has a broad palette of zones which allows for the extraordinary range of plants.

This lecture covers the depth of gardens through their history, design, horticulture and the unique qualities that set them apart. To learn more about Karin, go to .


February 13, 2018
“Site & Insite, Reflecting on Art and Landscape” by Patterson Webster

 Pat is passionate about the land. An artist, writer, popular speaker and experienced gardener, she explores the connections between landscape and history throughout her work. Glen Villa Gardens, Pat’s 750-acre private property situated in the Quebec Eastern Townships, provides a canvas for Pat’s love of horticulture and her artistic reflections on the deep history of the land.  Widely traveled with a deep knowledge of international gardens, Pat has led sold-out garden tours in Europe and writes about the gardens she tours throughout the world. An accomplished writer and speaker, Pat lectures across Canada and the United States. She is also an acclaimed artist who is available for commissions including site-specific installations and sculptures. Visit  for more information.

March 13, 2018
“Flowers Workshop”  by Anna Holmes

Cost of materials per person usually runs between $20.00 - $30.00 depending upon the design.


  • Certified Master Floral Designer by FTD and a Floral consultant.
  • Certified by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a professional development provider to Massachusetts educators.

Floral industry Experience:

  • Floral Designer for special events such as weddings and parties along with weekly commercial accounts for hotels & mansions.
  • Lecturer & Instructor for groups and private gatherings.
  • Manager for independent flower shops
  • District floral supervisor & buyer for 300 floral shops with Stop & Shop Supermarket company.

Learn More at


April 10, 2018 – evening meeting
“Plan It, Plant It, Pick It, Prepare It”! by Paul Split

CGCD welcomes back nationally recognized Designer and Presenter of green workshops and lectures, Paul Split, for his Just Cook presentation.  He will share his knowledge about the best herbs to be grown in their zones and discuss harvesting, preserving, and using herbs. Paul will do an hour long cooking demonstration on how to prepare Molded Herb Butter, Spicy Herb Vinegar, and Fresh Pasta Sauce.  All will be invited to enjoy a full meal with Bread and Herb Butter, Fresh Garden Salad with Spicy Herb Vinegar, and Bow Tie Pasta with Tomato/Herb Sauce and Grated Cheese. Everyone will take home a complimentary pack of organic seeds.  Paul will also raffle off a gift basket of seeds, vinegars, gloves and seeds. Visit for more information.

May 8, 2018 – President’s Day
"Getting our Gardens Ready for Planting" by Mike Puduch

Mike will entertain and educate on soil preparation and eco-friendly gardening.  Mike will share his passion for colorful new plants that will thrive in a variety of conditions. Mike is the owner of Crystal Lake Garden shops with locations in Plymouth and Carver MA.  He holds a degree in horticulture from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and has worked in the industry for 30+ years.  His container design will be raffled off at the end of his demonstration. See Mike at or on Facebook .




General Meetings are held every second Tuesday from September thru June at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, 457 Washington Street, Duxbury, Massachusetts. Unless otherwise noted, the format is: Coffee and tea from 9am to 9:30am, Business Meeting from 9:30am to 10am, Program from 10am to 11:30am.

Meetings are open to the public for a nominal fee of $5.00. Everyone is welcome.


The Community Garden Club of Duxbury was organized in 1927 and is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts (South Shore District) and the National Garden Clubs (New England Region).