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Milton Garden Club hosts lecture at Trailside

| April 18, 2014

Milton, MA – The Milton Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of America, will host a lecture featuring Boston Globe gardening columnist and Milton Garden Club member, Carol Stocker on Tuesday, April 29 at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, 1904 Canton Ave. The lecture and exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public.

Stocker will share her thoughts on “The Future of Native Plantings in a Warming Climate.” A social reception will begin at 9:15 a.m. with the lecture to follow at 10 a.m. Tours of the renovated Blue Hills Gateway Native Plant Garden, which is a “Partners for Plants” program of the Garden Club of America, and the Trailside Rain Garden, created by the Milton Garden Club, will be part of the morning programming following the lecture and tours will run until 4 p.m.

In addition, the club’s Horticulture Committee will stage an exhibition of the Horticulture portion of a Flower Show, themed “Jewels of Spring.” Samples of flowers currently in bloom in Milton and labeled plants in various growth stages (young buds, unfurling leaves, etc.), and shoots and roots propagated in water will be displayed in recycled glass bottles to symbolize the club’s dedication to conservation. Both the flower samples and the indoor conservation exhibit of the Trailside Rain Garden will be open until 4 p.m.

The Garden Club will also host their annual Perennial Sale on the grounds of the Milton Public Library on May 10 from 8-10 a.m.

The lecture and exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public.

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