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Coastal Gardeners Programs 

The highlight of our garden club meeting is a program or workshop led by a local expert. 

September 19, 2022

Program: Dry Herbs Tincture Class

Cost: $15

Hands On Activity Guided by Donna Buono (with assistance from Cheryl Quirk)

Those who participate will leave with a homemade dry herbs tincture.

The Dry Herbs Tincture activity will begin at 6:00 PM. Those who did not sign up, may watch how a dry herbs tincture is made or continue socializing until the “Members’ Meeting” at 7:00 PM.


October 2022 - date TBD

Field Trip "A Local Trip to Story Hill Farm" 

Cost: $15

Native Delawarean, Helen Raleigh, will tell us her story how she changed her life to help save the planet. She will share how the Story Hill Farm team plants six acres of wildflower meadows for pollinators, saves heritage rare breed cows, and launches a small farm store of local goods with the hope of creating food security for our community. This trip is our program for October and our regularly scheduled "“Members’ Meeting” will be held at 7:00 PM on October 17th.

November 14, 2022

Program: Gardening for Butterflies: More than Milkweed

Speaker: Margaret Kimmel

Margaret was a public school science teacher for more than 20 years. She earned her master’s degree in Environmental Science with a major in Parks and Open Space Planning and Administration. Margaret was also a seasonal naturalist for DE Seashore State Park where she was responsible for leading trail hikes and kayak tours featuring the local ecology. She also presented programs on native plants, Monarch butterflies, edible plants of the seashore, and more. She has volunteered at Delaware Botanic Gardens since 2018 and helped to create their Butterflies and Blooms program.

December 2022

Social: To Be Determined

January 16, 2023

Program: Ask the Arborist

Speaker: Jeremy Hager

Jeremy Hager is the founder of Coastal Plant Care in Ocean View, and has been an Arborist for 17 years. He is an ISA board certified Master Arborist and Tree Risk Assessor. He began his career in 2002 after graduating from Virginia Tech where he received his Master’s in horticulture and entomology. After working for a national tree care company, he envisioned a company that was rooted in the local community yet was able to provide the highest quality horticulture and arboriculture. Jeremy believes that every property deserves his time and attention and insists on providing recommendations and care plans that meet every client’s specific needs.

February, 2023: NO PROGRAM OR MEETING.

March 20, 2023

Speaker: Stephen Pryce Lea, Director of Horticulture at the Delaware Botanic Gardens

Program Topic: Five Season Perennials


April 17, 2023

This will be a Coastal Gardeners Membership MEETING ONLY, no program.

May 6, 2023

Field Trip: Bearhole Farms

Cost: $30.00

"Fun with Container Gardens"  at Bearhole Farms.  You bring the container less than 16'' across, they supply plants, soil and fertilizer.   

May 15, 2023

This will be a Coastal Gardeners Membership MEETING ONLY, no program.


June 7, 2023

Field Trip: Charter bus trip to East Laurel Hill Cemetery and Chanticleer.

Cost: $75.00

Transportation: JOR-LIN bus departs from Millville Giant parking lot on Route 26 at 7:00 am with expected return at 6:30pm. Please bring your lunch and drink.

Gregg Tepper, Horticulturist, will lead our tour of the pollinator gardens, the rock garden and the historic 1836 Medallion Garden at East Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia PA which sits on 74 acres and overlooks the Schuykill River.  After lunch on the grounds, we will travel to Chanticleer, a beautiful 35 acre colorful and contemporary garden within an historic setting in Wayne PA.  Sign-up is in progress. Please send your check (payable to Coastal Gardeners) to Linda Barbour, Treasurer by March 1.

June 17, 2023

This will be a Coastal Gardeners Membership MEETING ONLY, no program.

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