The Garden Club of Cumberland

Cumberland, Maryland
Member Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc
                                         (submitted by Donna Gates)

Club Goals and Origin

Organized in 1956, the goal of the Garden Club of Cumberland is to educate its members in home interior and exterior gardening. Extensions of this goal include flower arranging, garden therapy, and maintenance of city parks. Members are encouraged to protect the environment and gain an appreciation for wildlife and conservation of natural areas.


PresidentDonna Gates
First Vice PresidentCharles Baker
Second Vice PresidentCathy Webb
Recording SectaryCathy Glessner
Corresponding SecretaryIris Vowell
TreasurerNancy Carpenter
ParliamentarianIrene Bender

Committee Chairmen

Conservation and HorticultureMelanie Lombardi
HospitalityIris Vowell
Awards and GrantsIrene Bender
Telephone TreeLinda Carpenter and Glenda Iliff
NewsletterMelanie Lombardi and Donna Gates
HistorianGrace Hebner
YearbookGinny Decker
Civic BeautificationRoz Buchannon
Carolyn Weaver
Carolyn Sharer

Continuing Club Projects

Flower ShowCharles Baker
PublicityNancy Carpenter
Workshop/Fieldtrip CoordinatorCindy Foster
Nominating CommitteeBetty Weaver, Cindy Foster, and Delores Leutert
Helen Miller MemorialIris Vowell
Let's Beautify Cumberland Rep.Ginny Decker
Riverside Park - George Washington Headqrts.Ed and Betty Weaver
Riverside Park - Serenity GardenGinny Decker

Programs for Monthly Meetings for 2009-2010

(Centre Street United Methodist Church, 217 N. Centre St., Cumberland, MD, 7:15 pm)

September 14
Program: "Cemeteries of Green Ridge State Forest"
Speaker: Francis Zumbrun, Retired Forest Manager, Green Ridge State Forest

September 23
Fieldtrip to Drane House Heirloom Garden, Accident MD, 10:00 am

October 12
Program: "Tips and Techniques for the Flower Show"
Speaker: Club Members Charles Baker and Nancy Carpenter

November 9
Program: "Designs for the Holidays"
Speaker: Cathy Kuhn, Floral Designer, Martins Super MarketCathy Kuhn, Floral Designer, Martins Super Market

December 14
Club Christmas Party At Gilchrist Gallery, 7:00 pm

Program: "Work of the Shade Tree Commission in Cumberland"
Speaker: Paul Yockus, Shade Tree Commission Board Member

April 3
Program: Workshop to make hypertufa artificial stone containers for garden tour
Host: Larry Hanlin

June 12
Program: "Daffy-down-dillies - A Closer Look"
Speaker: Club Member Charles Baker

April 27
Fieldtrip to Clapper's Wholesale Florist, Bedford , PA, 10:30 am

June 12
Program: "Daffy-down-dillies - A Closer Look"
Speaker: Club Member Charles Baker

May 10
Club Members Plant Swap

June 14
A walk Through Betty's Garden
Hostess: Betty Weaver

July 12
Club Picnic

Flower Show 2009 Saturday October 17

Members will celebrate the beauty of fall with a flower show.
The show will be held at the Centre Street United Methodist Church,
Cumberland, MD on Saturday October 17 (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm).
The show will include
floral arrangements and horticultural entries and is open to the public.
Refreshments will be served. Plants and holiday items will be for sale

Garden Tour 2010 Saturday June 19, 10:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Tickets available one month prior to tour date at selected local businesses and from garden members. Tickets may also be purchased on tour day at each garden location.

This is an annual fundraiser for the club .Private gardens are opened to the public. Proceeds support club projects such as beautification of Riverside Park, Helen Miller Memorial, donation to The Nature Conservancy, and scholarship to Frostburg State University.

For more information about tickets or our club contact

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