Marlborough – The Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough will hold a special meeting Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m., at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston. The topic of the meeting, which is open to the public, is “Oh? Deer! Tips for Minimizing Critter Damage in the Garden.”
At this time of year, rabbits, deer, voles, and other animals can become very active, causing problems in gardens and landscaped areas. Wild animals can damage plants, undo many hours of hard gardening work, and bring disease-carrying fleas and ticks into the yard. Animals are attracted to gardens and yards because they provide food, water, or shelter. Joann Vieira, Horticulture Director at Tower Hill Botanical Garden, will discuss how to make gardens less attractive to local critters.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive early at Tower Hill, located at 11 French Dr. in Boylston, to enjoy the gardens in the spring twilight before the meeting. Directions and information can be found at www.towerhillbg.org.
Founded in 1959, the Colonial Garden Club is dedicated to supporting the beautification and conservation efforts in the city. Among the many ways it serves Marlborough, the club maintains gardens across the city, sponsors scholarships through the Citizens Scholarship Foundation, and offers grants to students and teachers for horticultural education.
The club holds regular meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from September through June, at 7 p.m., at the Jaworek Elementary School, 44 Hosmer St., Marlborough. Prospective members are always welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.colonialgardenclub.org.