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.

NOVEMBER 2019

KISSING BALL FUNDRAISER.  Please publicize this club fundraiser to family and friends.  The price is $25 for a beautiful, natural holiday decoration that can be used inside or out.   Construction workshops and pick-up for orders are December 4 & 5Order forms will be available at the monthly meeting and also by clicking on the link below.

Kissing Ball Form

DECEMBER 2019

December 2 & 3–Boxwood Clouding for Kissing Ball Fundraiser, Locations & times TBA

Presenter:  Lauren Hunt

Many volunteers are needed to cloud boxwood which will be used at the kissing ball construction workshops on December 4, 6:30 PM and December 5th, 9 AM. Success of the project depends on having plenty of healthy boxwood at each workshop. Members should signup to cloud and will be assigned a location.  Clouding is healthy for the plant and involves snapping off small pieces of boxwood—this is done by hand; if you wear gloves, they should be new or freshly washed—clippers are NOT used. Protective booties are worn over shoes.   Boxwood is gathered into trash bags and members take the bags home to soak in water (this can be done in a large cooler or tub); on workshop day, water is drained and bagged boxwood brought to the workshop location.   

December 4 – Kissing Ball Fundraiser Workshop 6:30 PM (or come when you can anytime after 6:30 PM —need lots of help). Location: Ginny Boland’s garage: 832 Arlington Circle 

Presenter:  Vicky Garrison

Boxwood kissing balls will be made to fulfill pre-orders—this is our club’s biggest fundraiser and each member’s participation is encouraged.  Participants are asked to make 2-3 kissing balls. You will learn to make kissing balls that will last throughout the holiday season.  This is a fun night so come join in—all supplies are provided.

December 5 – Kissing Ball Fundraiser Workshop 9:00 AM Trinity Gymnasium

Presenter:  Vicky Garrison

Volunteers needed to participate in our annual fundraising event.  This is a busy workshop so please plan on arriving at 9 AM to construct kissing balls to fulfill orders and stay through cleanup about 12:30 PM.  Participants are asked to make 2-3 kissing balls but we need your participation even if you can only work an hour or two.  Kissing balls will be ready for pickup the day of workshop.  Each member is asked to explore getting orders from friends or neighbors.  Kissing balls make a great gift!  Cost is $25

December 6 – Richmond Council of Garden Clubs Meeting 10:00 AM   Program:  Ashland Christmas Elves:  Competition on Making Holiday Arrangements

December 12 – WGC Christmas Party 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Host Home:  Judy and Charles Clough, 7104 Pinetree Road

Hostess:  Sallie Rhett

Bring a substantial plated appetizer to serve 6-8.  Beer and wine provided.  Members only. Spouses welcome.

JANUARY 2020

The January evening meeting has been cancelled. The morning meeting on Jan. 9 will be held as shecduled. All Meals on Wheels arrangements will be made at that time and delivered to Feedmore immediately after the meeting.

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

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.