Chesapeake Bay Garden Club

Meetings:  4th Tuesday of each

                   month 

Location:    Festival Halle

                   177 Main Street

                   Reedville, VA  22539

Email:        info@chesbaygc.org

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Our Projects

Our Community Beautification, Education and Conservation Projects Include:

  • Floral Design

  • Horticulture

  • Landscape Design

  • Civic Development & Youth Education

  • Birds, Butterfies & Bees

  • Conservation/Recycling

  • Preserving History on the Northern Neck

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Floral Design

Chair:  Darleen Nelson
  • Members create themed floral arrangements for juried exhibit and member appreciation at each monthly meeting

  • Members supply floral arrangements for community events upon request

  • Experienced designers offer workshops to help members grow in their floral design knowledge

  • Decorate homes for the annual Christmas house tour sponsored by the nonprofit Fishermen's Museum in Reedville, promoting togetherness and involvement in our Northern Neck community

All members are encouraged to participate in floral design activities at monthly meetings and special events. 

Horticulture

Chair:  Rebecca Elston
  • Experienced horticulturalists offer refreshers on how to exhibit horticulture specimens

  • Members share their overstock of plants, seeds, seedlings, bulbs, etc., to increase horticultural knowledge and minimize expense

  • Learn or expand our knowledge in the "Art of Gardening" 

All members are encouraged to participate in horticultural activities at monthly meetings and special events. 

Landscape Design

Chair:  Debbie Gillispie
Jane Clark Garden

The Jane Clark Garden located on the side of Festival Halle is dedicated to our former club member.

Members increase their knowledge by maintaining community gardens for all to enjoy.

Reedville Fishermen's Museum Complex

The gardens surrounding the Walker House front and side entrances include the Miss Francis Biddlecomb garden, an herb garden, a shade garden, and seasonal color garden.  The gardens at Festival Halle include the Jane Clark garden and the gardens on the front lawn.

Civic Development &

​Youth Education

Chair:  Linda Hixon

Instill a love of nature and gardening in our youngest citizens.

Provide hands-on workshops that coincide with school curriculums:

  • Ready, Set, Grow! - Seed planting and plant development

  • The Saved Seed  -  Harvesting seeds from pumpkins and planting them in the garden.

  • Maintaining school gardens

  • The Frightened Frog  -  Experience tadpoles and discuss how children can help protect, preserve, and support frog and amphibian habitats in their own backyards
     

Birds, Butterflies & Bees

Chair:  Susan Brandli

Promote friendly habitats for our fragile, native wildlife.

  • April - August, monitor and maintain two bluebird trails in Northumberland County

  • Support the Great Backyard Bird Count (North American migratory bird study) in conjuction with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon society

Conservation/Recycling

Chairs:  Carol Cole, Alice Stieve

Promote conservation and recycling to preserve our community's beauty

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