Marlborough Garden Club offers spring programs


Marlborough Garden Club offers spring programs
Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough members (l to r) Sue Dolesh, Karen McEachern and Joanne Mahoney are shown here keeping the flowers fresh and weeds at bay in the city entrance garden on Route 85 in this 2020 photo.

MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Garden Club will offer several programs this spring.

“Humans and Their Use of Plants” will take place on April 12, 7 p.m., Saint Matthias Community Hall, 409 Hemenway St.

Local Master Gardener Gretel Anspach discusses how people use plants for food, medicine, shelter, clothing, fuel and packaging in daily life. 

The impact of humans on plants and plants on humans will be covered during her presentation. 

Anspach asks for donations of a package of diapers or wipes to be brought by all attendees to be donated to the Marlborough Community Cupboard instead of a speaking fee.

“What is Wrong with My Houseplant?” will take place on May 10, 7 p.m., Saint Matthias Community Hall, 409 Hemenway St.

The community is invited to join the garden club to discuss what is wrong with your houseplants and how to fix them so they live long, happy lives. Club member and Master Gardener Bonnie Power will cover how to identify the issues you may be seeing, the potential solutions to correct the issues and what you should never do to your plants. 

The presentation will cover common pests, over- and under-watering, light needs and fertilizers. 

The annual plant sale will take place on May 13 at Whitcomb Middle School from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The sale will feature a selection of plants dug from yards and gardens in Marlborough and will make great additions to landscapes.

While purchasing plants for your yard or for gifts, the plant sale will also support the club’s beatification and scholarship funds. Attendees will also be able to try their luck at raffles for gift cards to local businesses. 

The sale will include vegetables, shrubs, ground covers and perennials for sun, shade and every light condition in between. Native plants and pollinator plants will be identified to help attract bees and beneficial animals and insects to your yard. 

Soil testing for pH will also be available for free, so remember to bring your dirt if you haven’t had it tested recently.

For information, visit

No posts to display