pleasanthillsgc@gmail.com

PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB

Updated 10/19/2020

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.

 

LET FREEDOM RING GARDEN

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

Maintained by Pleasant Hills Garden Club

PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB

410 East Bruceton Road

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236
Email: pleasanthillsgc@gmail.com

President:               Helen Galluppi
Vice-President:       Louise Humphreys
Directors:               Charlene Bowyer
                              TBA

Affiliated with
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Central Atlantic Region
The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, District X
Organized 1940; Federated 1955; Currently 26 members

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.

The Garden Club is welcoming new members. 

Guests are welcome at all meetings unless otherwise stated.

GARDEN CLUB 2020

 

February 10

Program: Wildlife in your Backyard

Speaker: Douglas Bergmen

Design Assignment: Photography

 

March 9

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

Program: Cannas
Speaker: Alice Harris

Design Assignment: Petite design, not to exceed 12" in all directions

May 16 -- CANCELLED due to COVID-19 pandemic

Plant sale


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.

 

Helen:  hlg632@gmail.com

Louise: humphreyslouise@yahoo.com

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

the meeting.

 

TBA

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

pleasant hills garden club

Visiting the Cascades in South Park

GARDEN OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER 2020