Welcome to the Westham Garden Club

The Westham Garden Club welcomes new members at all times. Please visit the “Our Club”  page to learn more about the history and mission of the club. To inquire about joining, contact Membership Chairman Ginny Boland at http://boland.ginny@gmail.com.

                                               Garden Club Meetings

The Westham Garden Club meets at Trinity United Methodist Church. The church is located on Forest Avenue  between Stuart Hall and Rock Creek Roads. Entrances to parking lots are on both Stuart Hall and Rock Creek Roads.The Mastin Room is located closest to the Stuart Hall parking lot entrance and is accessible from the back of the church.The Mastin Room is the first room on the right after entering the lower level.

General meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month, September through April at 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM unless otherwise scheduled.Refreshments are at 9:30 AM with a business meeting and program following at 10:00 AM.At the 7:00 PM meeting, there is a short business meeting followed by the program.

Members are encouraged to bring guests. Current members who wish to sponsor a new member may go to Members Only and visit our membership page to view procedures for sponsoring a member.

MARCH 2020

The spring flower sale has been cancelled.

March 5 – WGC Board Meeting, 9:30 AM

Terri Crawford’s home:  7202 Pinetree Road

March 6 – Richmond Council of Garden Clubs Meeting   10 :00 AM  Program:  Your Backyard Habitat and Why it is Important, Sheryl Smith

March 12 – WGC Meeting   Mastin Room   9:30 AM 

Morning Hostesses:  Suzie Luxton and Sue Jones

9:30 AM Program:  “Design with Flowers Grown in Your Own Yard!!”

Presenter:  Sheila Weisensale

Sheila is returning to WGC to present a pictorial journey of her extensive cut flower garden and floral designs.  Sheila lives and gardens in Richmond and the flowers she showcases can be grown in your own garden in Westham! This presentation will include pictures and discussion of her favorite cut flower plants as well as floral designs that incorporate her favorites. An informative hand-out summarizing Sheila’s recommendations will be available; for gardeners and lovers of floral design!

No Evening Meeting

Thursday, March 26, 7:00 P.M.

RAIN Prom (Richmond Autism Integration Network) Workshop

Presenter: Mary Douglas Enghauser

Hostess: Ginny Boland

Members will meet at Mary Lee Gay’s home, 6802 University Drive, to make simple corsages for participants at the RAIN Prom. WGC has participated in this project for the last several years. It is easy, fun and for a great cause. With lots of hands we should finish in about an hour, leaving time for socializing and refreshments.

APRIL 2020

April 2 — WGC Board Meeting, 9:30 A.M.   

Judy Clough’s home:  7104 Pinetree Road

April 3 – Richmond Council of Garden Club Meeting 10:00 A.M. Learning About the Mechanics Used for Arranging Designs, Marlene MacDonald, AIFD, cfd, Wholesale Flower Market

April 16-WGC General Meeting

10:00 A.M. On location at Sneed’s Nursery, 8756 W. Huguenot Rd.

Program: “Container Gardening” 

Sneed’s staff will present a demonstration on selecting and planting a container garden for your outdoor space. Suggestions will be made for both shady and sunny locations. There is a $5 per person fee paid to Sneed’s at the time of the presentation. Plants, pots and planting medium may e purchased. If you have a pot at home, you may bring it to get suggestions from Sneed’s staff on selecting plants that will grow well and look fabulous in your container. Please email Mary Doug Enghauser at enghauser@verizon.net to let her know that you will be there so that Sneed’s will be prepared for us!

April 18-25 Virginia Historic Garden Week

April 30 – Evening Spring Garden Party—Rain or Shine!!!  Members and spouses are invited to socialize in the garden of the Fleck’s home on Baldwin Road.  Invitations will be sent. RSVP required.

Host Home:  Katherine & Jacob Fleck, 504 Baldwin Road 23229

Chairman:  Annie Laurie Gushman

The link below provides information on this year’s Fashion With Flowers, for anyone who is interested in attending the program. 
 

The 2019/2020 full meeting schedule can be found on the meetings page.

Exciting Opportunity for WGC Members! 
We are seeking volunteers to help with hostessing at the houses/gardens along the River Road Tour of Historical Garden Week on Friday, April 24. 
 
There are two shifts. The morning shift is from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The afternoon shift is from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  The tour organizers will assign volunteers to a house/garden. 
 
Volunteers will receive a complimentary ticket for Thursday’s Monument Avenue tour. Your volunteer ribbon for Friday will also allow you access to the Friday houses during the shift you are not working.
 
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Mary Lee Gay no later than Friday, February 28. Send email to marylee3334@yahoo.com.  In the email, please include your cell phone number. The list will be forwarded, and volunteers will hear from the Historical Garden Week volunteer chair. 
 
 
Please use the link below to pay dues or make other payments as necessary.

https://westham-garden-club-dues-19-20.cheddarup.com

Member reimbursement forms can be downloaded and printed by going to the Forms page. 

Click on image below to view photos of WGC gardens and events.