Pleasant Hills Garden Club, Pittsburgh, PA
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
President: Louise Humphreys
Vice-President Pamela Kavelman
Treasurer Patty Feden
Corresponding Sec. Barbara Latterman
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,
or at a venue relevant to the program.
(Check on this site or on Facebook for locale.)
Program: Design Basics
Speaker: Marie Mueller
Program: Backyard Composting
Speaker: Nancy Martin
PA Resources Council
Compost bins may be purchased in advance for $70 each.
Program: Edible Flowers
Speaker: Denise Schreiber
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
Program: Design and Horticulture Tips for Our Flower Show
Speaker: Marie Mueller
Pot Luck Picnic and Tours of Members’ Gardens
5:00-6:00 Picnic at Mowry Park, Pavilion #1 followed by garden tours
Program: Flower Show Preparation for August 13th Flower Show
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Community Room, Municipal Building, 410 E. Bruceton Rd.
Set up: Friday, August 12
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Field Trip to Garden in the Woods
Bear Rocks, Acme, PA
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
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