Photo by Lynn Monty

The Shelburne Charlotte Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. at the Shelburne Vineyard at 6308 Shelburne Road in Shelburne on Tuesday, Sept. 12. All are welcome to join in on a tour. Following the tour, anyone who wishes may stay for an optional wine tasting at $8 per person. For more information please call Ann Mead at 985-2657.

Staff report

The Shelburne Charlotte Garden Club was started nearly 50 years ago by a group of gardeners who called themselves the Dirt Diggers. Later it became the Shelburne Garden Club and, in more recent years, the Shelburne Charlotte Garden Club. We are still a group of gardeners, interested in gardening and all involved with it.

The Shelburne Charlotte Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. at the Shelburne Vineyard at 6308 Shelburne Road in Shelburne on Tuesday, Sept. 12. All are welcome to join in on a tour. Following the tour, anyone who wishes may stay for an optional wine tasting at $8 per person.

Over the years there have been many interesting programs. We have visited the Shelburne Museum gardens, Shelburne Farms to tour the Lila Webb gardens, Gardenside Nurseries, Horsford’s nurseries, Claussens’s Greenhouse, Gardener’s Supply and the UVM greenhouses. We have also visited private gardens as well as Shelburne Orchards, held cooking events and had programs about bee keeping, bonsai and decorating for holiday time. You can see that the programs are quite varied.

Members of the Garden Club maintain the Shelburne community gardens: the pond garden, the library garden and plantings around the flagpole on the Shelburne Village Green. Jeff Haddock, of Gardenside Nurseries, has generously donated plantings for these gardens each year. Volunteers are welcome for these projects.

Please join us as we start this new season. For more information please call Ann Mead at 985-2657.