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‘A Tour of Fine Island Gardens’

Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM
~~ Rain or Shine ~~

This is a biennial fundraiser supporting community projects and college scholarships for Horticulture and Environmental study students. Learn more …


There was a “hands on” workshop on April 11 for members and guests of the Bar Harbor Garden Club.  Susan Covino Buell, an artistic flower arranger, presented helpful hints and a lovely assortment of fresh flowers.

Participants used regal iris, daisies, snapdragons, carnations and dainty baby’s breath to great advantage.  Buell, a Southwest Harbor resident, has been a flower designer for St. John’s Church for thirty years.

The Bar Harbor Garden Club promotes the love of horticulture, provides scholarship opportunities for youths, and engages in civic projects Island-wide.

Monday, May 27th at 11:00 am
Blue Star Marker, Bar Harbor 

Memorial Day Ceremony

The Bar Harbor Garden club will be holding a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27th, at 11 AM at the Blue Star Memorial Marker.

The Marker is located 1/3 of a mile from the head of Mount Desert Island on Route 3.

The public, especially Veterans, are invited and encouraged to attend

Thursday, May 9, 2019
at 11:30 a.m.
Coda Restaurant,
18 Village Way, Southwest Harbor

Monarch Butterflies

The Bar Harbor Garden Club will host an Annual Meeting Luncheon and Butterfly Garden Tour on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Coda Restaurant, 18 Village Way, Southwest Harbor. 

Ann Judd, Maine Master Gardner & South Carolina Master Naturalist, will be the keynote speaker.  Ann’s presentation will focus on the amazing lifecycle of the Monarch Butterflies, and the role played by the Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden. For the past 20-years, this garden has welcomed anyone looking for a quiet place to enjoy colorful flowers, or to learn about the Monarch Butterflies.  A tour of Charlotte Rhoades Park Butterfly Garden, 191 Main Street, Southwest Harbor will follow lunch.  

Ann is an Approved Horticulture Judge for the Garden Club of America and is presently Co-Chair of Civic Projects for the Garden Club of Mount Desert. She is Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Thuya Gardens in Northeast Harbor, and is a board member of the Land and Garden Preserve.  In 1998, with the help of local elementary school students, Master Gardeners and volunteers, Ann established the Butterfly Gardens at the Charlotte Rhoades Park.

The public is invited to attend this luncheon and garden tour, but reservations must be made in advance by e-mailing rsvp@barharborgardenclub.org or calling 207-460-8496 by May 3.

The all-inclusive lunch cost for non-members is $25 and includes a vegetarian lasagna buffet with cheesecake for dessert & gratuity.  Please specify any dietary restrictions.

All Club Program meetings are open to the community, unless indicated otherwise.

Check out our 2019 – 2020 Program schedule.

2018-2019 Program Photo Gallery

Click on one of the following images to read the related program description.

The Winner of The Peter H. Dolliver Legacy Scholarship
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