All programs are free and the public is welcome. Meetings are held in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast, unless otherwise announced. The business meeting starts at 1:00 p.m. and the program starts at 2:00 p.m. See PROGRAMS page for a compete list of programs.

September 19, 2017
Tour: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Field Trip to Schleppinghurst, Lincolnville, ME
For Belfast Garden Club Members
Led by Ken Cleaves

Garden Club Members’ visit to Schleppinghurst September 19 in our own backyard of Lincolnville, Maine holds a 60 acre Japanese Garden, the unique inspiration of Ken Cleaves. By scraping, digging, moving rock, replanting in a quarry, he has lovingly created an inspired vision. Schleppinghurst, per Ken, comes from the Yiddish word, schlepp, meaning to haul heavy objects. Making use of the word his garden is named for, he has managed to create a place of wonder and beauty. Visitors will be treated to granite paths, a quiet pond, trimmed fir and pines, and a made bridge. His 32 years of work has been viewed by worldwide visitors. As he leads our tour, we will be treated to explanations of expert pruning, placement of specimens and exposed black granite in the small quarry. Ken earned the New England Wildflower Society's Kathryn S. Taylor award in 2008 for using native plants in unusual and traditional ways.

Members who plan to come should park vehicles at Reny's parking lot at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, September 19. There is very limited parking at the garden so we will carpool. The tour begins at 1:00 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes, a jacket and walking shoes.  ADMISSION CHARGE: $10.00.

To register call or email Marje Stickler 207-338-5059,  Attendance is limited.  RAIN OR SHINE.