Bellport Garden Club


Bellport Garden Club

 

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The Bellport Garden Club was founded in the summer of 1926. From the beginning, the Garden Club worked for conservation and beautification. In the early years the club cooperated with the Long Island Roadside Commission in an effort to preserve our tree lined streets.

In 1936 we began to work on window boxes in the Village. We have continued this each Spring and at Christmas. Later the Club planned the alley next to the former Village Hall. Since 1974, the Bellport Garden Club has been a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York.

The Club is most proud of the many trees it has planted along with the cooperation of the Village, interested civic groups, and local citizens. After the devastating hurricane of 1938, there were 120 Elms and 100 Norway Maples planted. Since then, tree planting has been an annual program with the Village supplying the labor.

 

Mission of the Bellport Garden Club

The purpose of the Garden Club is:
- To stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening.
- To help the conservation of our natural resources and to work for the improvement of the ecology.
- To preserve and foster the natural beauty of our surroundings.

 

Bellport Garden Club Activities

The Bellport Garden Club has many club activities throughout the year. Here is a list of just some of these events:

- Monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of every month (Feb-June and August - November) starting every year with a tea party at a members home for all members, educational and informative speakers on all types of garden topics, optional attendance to the spring and fall NYS Second District luncheons at the Crest Hollow Country, field trips to local arboretums and reserves, Our annual fall tri-club meeting at the Westhampton Country Club. Every meeting includes refreshments such as punch, tea sandwiches, cookies and cakes. A seasonal floral centerpiece is raffled at every meeting. New members are welcome to join for $35 per year. It is a great opportunity to meet new friends and network.

- BGC awards annual scholarships to South Country students.

- Monthly road side clean-up along South Country Road.

- Tree planting for memorial gifts and storm replacements.

- Bi-annual village merchant window box plantings for Spring/Summer and Christmas/Winter.

- Garden Tour of local gardens on the Great South Bay.

- Decorated Christmas House tour and sale.

- Flower Shows.

- Fundraisers for Memorial Day and Fourth of July.

- Holiday party.

 


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2019 Bellport Garden Club Christmas House & Holiday Boutique

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, the Bellport Garden Club held another of their Christmas House & Holiday Boutique makeovers of a home in the Bellport area. This year, the Garden Club chose a home on Bellport Lane, in Bellport Village, for the makeover. The home was originally built in the 1840’s and is a wonderful example of the historic homes on Bellport Lane. Click here for photos taken at the event.

 


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2019 Bellport Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019, The Bellport Garden Club again held their annual Plant Sale on the Village Green in front of CVS on South Country Road. They had perennials, annuals, and herbs along with gardening items for sale. All of the plants that were for sale had been grown by members of the Garden Club and all proceeds went to the Beautification Fund. This is a great event that’s held every year in conjunction with the Village Memorial Day parade. Click here for photos taken at the event.

 


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2018 Bellport Garden Club's Annual Memorial Day Plant Sale

On Monday, May 28, 2018, the Bellport Garden Club held their annual Memorial Day Plant Sale in conjunction with the Village’s Memorial Day Parade. A steady stream of lookers and buyers visited the Garden Club’s display on the Green in front of CVS on Main Street in the Village. There were perennials, annuals and herbs to pick from as well as gardening items and books of all types. All of the plants on sale had been grown by members of the Garden Club with all of the funds collected going to the Bellport Garden Club’s “Beautification Fund.” Click here for more photos.

 


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2017 - A June Wedding

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, the Bellport Garden Club held “A Small Standard Flower Show” at the St. James Episcopal Church on Beaver Dam Road in Brookhaven Hamlet. The theme was “flowers and flower arrangements for a wedding” and as you can see, there are some very talented members in the Bellport Garden Club. Click here for more photos.

 


 

2016 Annual Plant Sale

Postponed from Memorial Day due to bad weather, the Bellport Garden Club held their annual Plant Sale on Saturday, June 4, 2016 on the "green" in front of CVS on South Country Road in Bellport Village. Offered for sale were perennials, annuals and herbs, as well as gardening items, gardening books, and flags. All plants were grown by garden club members and the proceeds of the sale went to the Beautification Fund.

 


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2015 Christmas House Tour, "Mistletoe & Holly"

The Bellport Garden Club held their Christmas House Tour, "Mistletoe & Holly" on Sunday, December 6th in Bellport Village. The tour also included wonderful Holiday items for sale, such as handmade wreaths, arrangements, swags and ornaments. Click here for photos from the event.

 


2015 Bellport Garden Club Annual Memorial Day Plant Sale

2015 Memorial Day Plant Sale

The Bellport Garden Club held their annual Memorial Day Plant Sale on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015. It was located on the "green" in front of CVS on South Country Road in Bellport Village. All plants were grown by Garden Club members and the proceeds of the sale went to their Beautification Fund. The plant sale was held in conjunction with Bellport's annual Memorial Day parade. Click here for photos from the event.

 


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2014 Garden Tour

The Bellport Garden Club held their summer garden tour, "Garden Artistry en Plein Air," on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Seven delightful gardens in the Bellport Village area were on display. For added enjoyment, artists from PALS (Plein Air Limner Society) were set up in each of the gardens creating lovely landscapes, and music was wafting through the air as well. Click here to see photos from just one of the featured gardens.

 


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2014 Memorial Day Plant Sale

The Bellport Garden Club held its annual Plant Sale on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014 on the Village Green in front of CVS, South Country Road, Bellport Village. Offered for sale were perennials, annuals and herbs, as well as gardening items. All plants for sale were grown by Garden Club members, and all proceeds from the sale went to the Beautification Fund. The plant sale was held in conjunction with Bellport's annual Memorial Day Parade. Click here to see photos from the event.

 


Holiday Home Tour

2013 Holiday Home Tour

The Bellport Garden Club held their biannual Christmas House Tour on Sunday, December 15, 2013. A restored late Victorian waterfront home in Bellport was the site of the tour. The house had magnificent views of the Great South Bay and Bellport Harbor, and was artfully decorated for the holidays by members of the garden club. All holiday decorations in the house were for sale.

After touring this magnificent home, guests browsed the Holiday Boutique to purchase greens, decorations, gifts and delectables. Complimentary refreshments homemade by the club’s members were served for guests' enjoyment.

In conjunction with the Christmas House Tour, a raffle was held for several wonderful prizes. The fabulous first prize was a 5 night stay (for 2 or 3) at a “mews house” in Central London. (A “mews house” is a fashionable residence in London, formerly the upper story of a carriage house.) Second prize was dinner for two at The Bellport and two tickets to any performance at the Gateway Playhouse. Third prize is a Holiday Gift Special at the Spa at Bellport (classic facial, manicure and pedicure).

Click here to see photos from the Tour.

 


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2013 Flower Show

On July 13, 2013, The Bellport Garden Club held a Flower Show, which was well-attended by members and the public. The Garden Club was kind enough to provide Bellport.com with photos from the event. Click here to see the photos.

 


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2013 Memorial Day Plant Sale

The Bellport Garden Club held its annual Plant Sale on Memorial Day on the Village Green in front of CVS. They offered for sale perennials, annuals and herbs, as well as gardening items. All plants for sale were grown by Garden Club members, and all proceeds from the sale went to the Beautification Fund. The plant sale is held in conjunction with Bellport's annual Memorial Day Parade. Click here to see photos from the sale.