Main Club Programs normally take place on the second Wednesday of September through November and January through May. We also have five subgroups, which meet once a month as well. To become a member of one of these subgroups, you must first join the Main Club. We gladly welcome guests and non-members to attend a meeting or two to see if they’d like to join the LFGC. The program location is Follen Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue.

*Programs are canceled if the Lexington Public Schools are canceled due to snow or other inclement weather. Please check lexingtonps.schoolwires.net for school closing information.


Bio Planning a Garden for Lexington, MA – co-sponsored by Cary Library
(Main Club Program)

Botanist, medical biochemist, and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger has a unique combination of Western scientific training and an understanding of various traditional ideologies. Her latest book is To Speak for the Trees; My life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest.

Speaker: Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Wed., Oct. 11
7 p.m. – Zoom

Autumn and Winter Gardens (Main Club Program)

Jana Milbocker is a garden designer, speaker, and author. She inspires and delights gardeners with her expertise. She is the owner of the landscape design firm Enchanted Gardens. She will teach us to add beauty to our gardens in the sweet golden days of autumn with flowers, shrubs, trees, and vines that shine during the late season.

Speaker: Jana Milbocker

Wed.,  Nov. 8

6:30 p.m. – Social
7 p.m. – Meeting

Managing Pests While Protecting Pollinators with Aaron Anderson (Main Club Program)

Aaron is a Pesticide Program Specialist with The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. He works with the public and Xerces staff to reduce pesticide use in residential landscapes. Aaron has researched pollinator conservation in urban landscapes, restored habitat for several endangered butterfly species, and worked in insect biocontrol.

Speaker: Aaron Anderson

Wed.  Jan. 10
Zoom

7 p.m. – Meeting

Save the Pollinators, Save the Planet (Main Club Program)

Trevor Smith is Design and Education Manager at Weston Nurseries.  He holds several landscape certifications and is a past President and current Trustee of the Ecological Landscape Alliance.  He is an award-winning regenerative landscape designer, specializing in green infrastructure, native plant design, habitat creation, and the implementation of ecological design principles.

Speaker: Trevor Smith

Wed.  Feb. 7

9:30 a.m. – Social
10 a.m. – Meeting

Please Do Eat the Daisies: The Comestible Virtues of Non-native Weeds and Invasives In and Around Lexington (Main Club Program)

Russ’s talk will focus on the non-native weeds and invasive species in our midst.  Lexington is home to hundreds of these plant species.  There is a growing awareness among gardeners of the need to plant more ecologically valuable native plants to address the decline in native birds and beneficial insects.  What should we do with all those non-native weeds and invasives? The answer could be, for many of them, to eat them.

Speaker: Russ Cohen

Wed.  Mar. 13

6:30 p.m. – Social
7 p.m. – Meeting

Backyard Bird Sanctuaries (Main Club Program)

Bill Gette will review bird species typically seen at local feeding stations and backyard sanctuaries. Highlighted will be how ranges and populations of many bird species have changed due to climate, land use, and development changes. Bill will discuss planting flowers and shrubs that provide food and cover for birds, managing your garden during the growing season to provide food for the birds you want to attract, and aiding in field identification.

Speaker: Bill Gette

Wed.  Apr. 10

9:30 a.m. – Social
10 a.m. – Meeting

Fresh Seasonal Floral Arrangements (Main Club Program)

Kathy will show you how to create an elegant fresh floral arrangement using spring flowers and how to choose the right size and shape container to showcase seasonal colors.  Come and learn how to prepare long-lasting creative designs.

Speaker: Kathy Leva

Wed.  May 8

9:30 a.m. – Social
10 a.m. – Meeting

Plant Sale (Main Club Event)

Front lawn of the DPW. 201 Bedford St., Lexington, MA.

Details to follow.

Sat. May 18

morning

Garden Tour Lexington Gardens Blossom (Main Club Event)

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of “the shot heard around the world,” LFGC is holding one of its popular garden tours. The club is known for its long tradition of gardening and horticulture. Its efforts are reflected in the many public and private gardens found throughout the historic town. An added treat—local artists will be painting en plein air in all gardens.

Sat. June 8

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.