Pleasant Hills Garden Club, Pittsburgh, PA

PLANT SALE

SATURDAY

MAY 14, 2022

MOWRY PARK

2:00-5:00

 

COME GROW WITH US!

 

The purpose of this club shall be to create interest in and to promote knowledge of horticulture and flower arranging; to assist in the development of civic beauty and aid in local and national programs of conservation.

410 East Bruceton Road

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236
Email: pleasanthillsgc@gmail.com

Organized 1940; Federated 1955; Currently 29 members
Affiliated with
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Central Atlantic Region
The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, District X
pleasant hills garden club

President:                  Louise Humphreys
Vice-President           Pamela Kavelman

Treasurer                   Patty Feden

Corresponding Sec.    Barbara Latterman
Directors                    Charlene Bowyer
                                  Helen Galluppi

We meet the second Monday of each month unless otherwise specified, with desserts and coffee at 12:30 and the

program beginning at 1:00 in the

Pleasant Hills Municipal Community Room

410 E. Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills,

or at a venue relevant to the program.

(Check on this site or on Facebook for locale.)

The Garden Club is welcoming new members. 

Guests are welcome at all meetings unless otherwise stated.

GARDEN CLUB 2022

 

February 14

Program: Design Basics

Speaker: Marie Mueller

 

March 14

Program: Backyard Composting

Speaker: Nancy Martin

PA Resources Council

Compost bins may be purchased in advance for $70 each.

 

April 11

Program: Edible Flowers

Speaker: Denise Schreiber

 

May 9

Program: Plant Sale Meeting and General Meeting

 

SATURDAY, MAY 14 -- PLANT SALE

Pleasant Hills Club Fund Raiser at Mowry Park

Set Up: 8 AM - Noon

SALE: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

 

June 13

Program: Design and Horticulture Tips for Our Flower Show

Speaker: Marie Mueller

 

July 11

Pot Luck Picnic and Tours of Members’ Gardens

5:00-6:00 Picnic at Mowry Park, Pavilion #1 followed by garden tours

 

August 8

Program: Flower Show Preparation for August 13th Flower Show

 

FLOWER SHOW

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Community Room, Municipal Building, 410 E. Bruceton Rd.

2:00-7:00PM

Set up: Friday, August 12

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

 

September 12

Field Trip to Garden in the Woods

Bear Rocks, Acme, PA

Time TBA

Speaker: Glenda Gerbert

Glenda will lead a class in making a fall garden decoration and

give a tour of her gardens.

 

October 3 (1st Monday due to Columbus Day)

Program: Bird Friendly Yards

Speaker: Nicholas Liadis

 

November 14

Program: Creating Flower Arrangements for Atria’s

 

December 12

A Holiday Celebration -- Covered Dish Pot Luck

 

January 9, 2023

Installation of Officers for 2023 -- Tea and Reception

LET FREEDOM RING GARDEN

Located at the intersection of Clairton Blvd. and Old Clairton Road

Maintained by Pleasant Hills Garden Club

HISTORY AND ACTIVITIES

​The Pleasant Hills Garden Club was formed in 1940 by 14 women who wanted to create interest in and promote the knowledge of horticulture and floral design, to assist in the development of civic beauty, and to aid in local and national programs of conservation. 

In the last 75 plus years the garden club has served the community by donating funds and hard work to landscapes throughout Pleasant Hills. Members have provided and maintained plantings at the Pleasant Hills Library, the Pleasant Hills Municipal Building, Mowry Park, and the Let Freedom Ring Garden (located at the Bill Green Shopping center) to name a few  of their projects. Pleasant Hills Garden Club also helps in maintaining the A.W. Robertson Arboretum. The Inside Garden located at the Pleasant Hills Municipal Building in the foyer is a glassed in garden that is designed and maintained by the PHGC.

A Blue Star By-Way Marker was placed at the Let Freedom Ring Garden in 2015 to honor those that have served in the military. 

Each month (in the summer) a garden in the community is chosen by the PHGC as Garden of the Month. A Garden of the Month sign is placed in the garden for a month. 
 
The Pleasant Hills Garden Club also gives donations to Penny Pines, Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens, Phipps Conservancy, National Garden Club, Inc., Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, and the GCFP, District X

UPDATED 9/11/21

Updated 7/25/2021