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Bellport Garden Club

 

Bellport Garden Club

 

The Bellport Garden Club was founded in the summer of 1926 and is presently celebrating its 88th year of existence! 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 the Village, the Club did plantings in the park and built a fence and gateway there. Other plantings and replantings were done and maintained at the Yacht Club, Community House, Library, Country Club and the bandstand. 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.

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.



        
Recent Events

      
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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.

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Video of the Bellport Garden Club's 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.






Photos from The Bellport Garden Club's 2015 Christmas House Tour, "Mistletoe & Holly"
Garden Tour 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 to see photos from the event.





Photos from The Bellport Garden Club's 2015 Memorial Day Plant Sale
2015 Bellport Garden Club Annual Memorial Day Plant Sale The Bellport Garden Club held their annual Memorial Day Plant Sale on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th. 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 taken at the event





Photos from The Bellport Garden Club's 2014 Garden Tour
Garden Tour The Bellport Garden Club held their summer garden tour, "Garden Artistry en Plein Air," on Sunday, June 22nd. 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.





Photos from The Bellport Garden Club's 2014 Memorial Day Plant Sale
Garden Club The Bellport Garden Club held its annual Plant Sale on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th 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 Sale.





Photos from The Bellport Garden Club's 2013 Holiday Home Tour
Holiday Home Tour The Bellport Garden Club held their biannual Christmas House Tour on Sunday, December 15th. 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.





Photos from The Bellport Garden Club's 2013 Flower Show
Garden Club On July 13th, 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.









Photos from The Bellport Garden Club's 2013 Memorial Day Plant Sale
Garden Club 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 the photos.


 



Leave Leaves Alone Program

In their continuing effort to promote natural/non-chemical landscaping: "Blue Bays - Green Lawns," the Garden Club is supporting the "Leave Leaves Alone" program. Click here for more information.

Click here for information about upcoming leaf mulching training sessions.

 




Mission Of The Garden Club


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



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.