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 Abby Moncrief. abbymoncrief@gmail.com

Visit the Resources page for links to National and Local Gardening organizations. There is a lot of useful gardening information provided on each of these sites. Links to interesting videos are posted on the Resources page as well.

Westham Garden Club Meetings

Westham Garden Club general meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month, September through April at 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM, unless otherwise scheduled. Meetings are held at Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church, 7000 Park Ave., 23226. Parking is at the back of the church. Enter through the double doors on the left. 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. Visit the Meetings page to view a complete and detailed list of monthly meetings for the year. 

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

November Meetings

WGC Board Meeting– Nov. 3, 2022, 9:30 AM- Home of Elizabeth Davis-9010 Wood Sorrel Drive

November General Meetings- Nov. 10, 2022

The morning and evening November meetings will not be workshops. Instead, we will have demonstrations from two floral designers who were featured at the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs convention last spring. There is no registration or charge for these meetings; however, per our new policy, there is a guest fee of $25.00 that may be paid via CheddarUp https://guest-fee-november-meeting.cheddarup.com or at the meeting.  Both meetings will be held Thursday, Nov. 10 at Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church, 7000 Park Ave., Richmond.

We will have to move tables out of the way and set up chairs before the meeting. Help with this would be welcomed. In addition, both Kathy and Gregory will need help bringing their materials into the meeting room. If you would like to help, please arrive at 9:30 AM  or at 6:45 PM.  
 
10:00 AM: Floral demonstration Using Hardware and DIY Store Items
 
Presenter:  Kathy Ward
 
Kathy Ward will demonstrate arrangements using parts of dryer vent hose, gutters, PVC pipe and temporary blinds from DIY and hardware stores. This program was very popular at the Convention.Terri and I hope that WGC members will be inspired to create arrangements at home incorporating unusual items.  Kathy’s arrangements will be raffled at the end of the meeting.
 
7:00 PM :  Floral demonstration
 
Presenter: Gregory Britt
 
This will be Gregory Britt’s second time presenting a program for us.  An event designer based in Keswick, Gregory creates arrangements on a grand scale using branches and floral material he has gathered from the roadside, his garden and gardens of friends. Gregory has described himself as “the nice guy who creates epic floral artistry.”    Last time, members created enormous arrangements at home, using many of his ideas. We had many requests for his return.
 
December Wreath Workshops
 
The wreath workshops will be on  December 4 at 1:00 PM and December 8 at 10.00 AM in Terri Crawford’s garage (7202 Pinetree Rd.)  Participation is limited to 20 per session.  If you are interested, please contact Terri Crawford at tbc1955@gmail.com. There is a $20.00 fee that covers all supplies except for greens. It is payable at the workshops or by CheddarUP.  For the Dec. 4 workshop, the link is  https://december-wreath-workshop-fee.cheddarup.com and for the Dec. 8 workshop, the link is  https://dec-8-wreath-workshop-fee.cheddarup.com .  Wreath forms are 16 inches, so three buckets of conditioned greens are recommended.  If you would like a bow, please bring ribbon. 
 
Please use the link below to pay dues.

https://my.cheddarup.com/c/wgc-dues-2022-2023

A link to the Fall Edition of Footprints is below. It contains information about their meeting on October 17. 

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1?ui=2&ik=ca088816e9&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1741679310993032135&th=182bb01b046303c7&view=att&disp=safe&realattid=182baff6f6c6677d33c1

 Here is a link to the Sept. newsletter form Richmond Council.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=c1fe9547ce&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1742888999568261154&th=182ffc4f9633c022&view=att&disp=safe

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

Interested in floral design classes? David Pippin is teaching Introduction to Floral Design (HRT 260) on Tuesdays (12:00 – 3:55) and Advanced Floral Design Applications (HRT 268) on Tuesdays (5:00 – 8:55) at Reynolds Community College this fall. Both courses will be a combination of in-person and on-line. To register, go to www.reynolds.edu<http://www.reynolds.edu>. 

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