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: Louise Humphreys
Vice-President Marie Mueller
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.)
February 8 - ZOOM 1:00 pm
Program: Powerhouse Native Plants for Wildlife
Speaker: Elyse Jurgen
March 8 - ZOOM 1:00 pm
Program: Brief presentation on Super Market Flowr Design - Staring With the Basics
Speaker: Marie Mueller, Accredited Life Judge
Design Assignment: None
April 12 - MOWRY PARK PAVILION #1 1:00 pm
Program: Brief presentation on Chrysalises and Butterflies
Speaker: Helen Galluppi, Linda Schaffer
Design Assignment: TBA
Meet at MOWRY PARK PAVILION #1 at 1:00
Program: Plant Sale Meeting
Speaker: All members
Design Assignment: None
Set up at Mowry Park
Plant sale at Mowry Park
Program: Art in Bloom at Mowry Park at 1:00 pm
Members share their talents -- Floral design interprets art and craft
Program: Tours of Members' Gardens
Drive to and view several members' flowers and gardens.
Meet at the Borough Bulding at 1:00
Program: Tour of South Park Demonstration Garden, South Park at 1:00
Speaker: Master Gardeners
Program: Concrete Leaves Workshop at Pleasant Hills Borough Bldg, 1:00p
Presenter: Glenda Gerbert
Program: Bugs and Insects at South Park, 1:00
Speaker: South Park Rangers
Program: Composting and Rain Barrels at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building
Discussion by members
A Christmas Celebration -- Covered Dish Pot Luck
Garden of the Month winners will be our honored guests
1:00 in the Community Room at the Borough Building
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
In June, the Pleasant Hills Garden Club had its Art in Bloom program in which members collaborate using their artistic and creative talents. One member does a craft or piece of art and the other member creates a floral design. The creations are to complement each other.