PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB
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.
Located at the intersection of Clairton Blvd. and Old Clairton Road
Maintained by Pleasant Hills Garden Club
410 East Bruceton Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236
President: Helen Galluppi
Vice-President: Louise Humphreys
Directors: Charlene Bowyer
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.
Program: Wildlife in your Backyard
Speaker: Douglas Bergmen
Design Assignment: Photography
Program: The Landscape and Arboretum of Jefferson Memorial Park
Speaker: Zowie Merril, Horticulturalist
Design Assignment: Creative design using fruits and/or vegetables
April 6 -- CANCELLED due to COVID-19 pandemic
Program: Native Bees - Garden Super Heroes!
Speaker: Wilma Light, member of Weeders & Seeders Garden Club
Design Assignment: Members pair for design and craft exhibits
May 11 -- CANCELLED due to COVID-19 pandemic
Speaker: Alice Harris
Design Assignment: Petite design, not to exceed 12" in all directions
May 16 -- CANCELLED due to COVID-19 pandemic
June 8 -- CANCELLED due to COVID-19 pandemic
Program: Native Bees, Garden Super Heroes
Speaker: Wilma Light
July 13 -- CANCELLED due to COVID-19 pandemic
Program: Annual Picnic (members only)
August 10 -- CANCELLED due to COVID-19 pandemic
Program: Art in Bloom
Speaker: Marie Mueller, Accredited Life Judge
September 14 -- BOARD MEETING at 2:00pm in the Arboretum.
Open to all members.
October 5 -- The CASCADES in South Park
Park in the lot for Oliver Miller Homestead. The nearest shelter is reserved for us.
A ranger will talk to us there, and lead us to the Cascades, which are very close by.
He will also talk about their wildflower meadow and any other park topics we find
of interest, as time allows.
November 9-- Zoom meeting - Fall Arrangement
Make a fall design or centerpiece and take up to 3 pictures and email them to both
Helen and Louise. The photos will put on this website and Facebook page where
we can see and discuss them.
December 14 -- Zoom meeting - Members' Holiday Decor
Before the Dec.13th meeting take up to 3 pictures of your favorite holiday decorations..
Christmas tree, mantle, table centerpiece etc. and email them to both Helen and
Louise. They will add them to our website and Facebook page for us to admire during
ON HOLD: Christmas Celebration with a potluck lunch (members only)
"Garden of the Month" winners will be honored guests
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
GARDEN OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER 2020