Friday, April 22, 2011

Celebrate Frederick - Garden Martketplace & Tours

For the almost twenty years, several hundred garden enthusiasts descend upon downtown Frederick for the chance to explore the elegant, whimsical and inventive gardens nestled behind the gates of private Frederick homes each spring.

A favorite of residents and visitors alike, the Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour continues to grow in size and attendance. The annual tour has grown to draw over 800 visitors annually, raised thousands of dollars for local garden clubs and multiple beautification projects around Frederick.

And, in 2010, Celebrate Frederick and the Downtown Frederick Partnership introduced the Inaugural Garden Marketplace. Located at the Official Garden Tour Hospitality Center, the 2011 marketplace will again feature music, food and garden related wares for guests of the tour and Frederick.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Garden Kick-Off!

Garden kick off and orientation is This SUNDAY April 17th from 11am-3pm. There will be two orientation sessions, one at 11am and the next at 3pm. If you are a new gardener, you MUST attend one of these sessions or make alternate arrangements with Renee. Otherwise, fee free to pop in for as long as you want, do some work and meet your new garden neighbors. We will be doing garden cleanup and you'll have a chance to open up you bed for spring, so bring extra tools, work gloves and plenty of drinking water as there is no source for drinking water. There is a bathroom nearby at Joanie's Carroll Street Cafe. Feel free to bring refreshments to share!

Volunteers are welcome, but please make sure you sign a waiver found in the forms section of the site.

See you Sunday!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Announcing the New Board!

During our annual meeting we voted on the 2011-2012 FCGA Board. Congratulations to the following people:

Renee Bourassa

Kara Sheehy

Brad Palmer

Pam Bell

At- Large:
Julie Martin Hayne

Thanks for volunteering your service!

All the best~

Karen ( Former president)