Civic Beautification - Debbie Ruegg, Chairman
Member teams provide design, layout, plants, soil improvement, and weekly maintenance for these public gardens.
- Belfast Free Library gardens
- Belfast Harbor Public Landing
- City Hall garden
- City Park Crab Apple Allee
- Coast Guard Station
- Grove Cemetery Chapel gardens
- Margaret's Point garden
- Police Station garden
- Post Office Square
- Gardens surrounding public restrooms at the Belfast wharf, a.k.a. "Water Loo."
- Belfast Free Library
Education - Jane Earley and Sally Lewis-LaMonica, Co-Chairs
Scholarships are awarded to two Waldo County high school graduates working towards a degree in conservation, ecology, horticulture, natural resources, sustainable agriculture or a related field. Scholarship application readers are Ginny Hodge and Barbara Jean LaRoche.
Scholarship applications are available at the Guidance Offices of area high schools, click this link to download an application, or request one from the Garden Club by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarships are paid after successful completion of the first semester.
Deadline for submitting scholarship application forms is April 30, 2017.
Open Garden Days
Members and local gardeners share tips and techniques in their working gardens, which are open to the public during the summer. Gardens in Belfast and surrounding area are compiled in a brochure with descriptions of the gardens and dates they will be open to the public. Publicity is ongoing during the Open Garden Days.
Book Donations to Belfast Free Library from the Belfast Garden Club for 2016 - Sally Shure, Chair
The Belfast Garden Club donates garden/horticulture related books annually to the Belfast Free Library's collection.
Green Thumb Plant Sale - Bonnie Irwin, Chair
Each May the club holds its Green Thumb Plant Sale fundraiser at the Belfast Boathouse on the waterfront. Hundreds of plants in a wide assortment of perennials and annuals are for sale to the public thanks to the generous donations of local garden centers, Club members, and other talented gardeners in the community.