Westlake Garden Club is ready to grow

Westlake Porter Public Library welcomes the 2019 outdoor season with the Westlake Garden Club. Founded in 1963 by a group of women dedicated to promoting beauty in the garden and in the home, several men have also joined the ranks in recent years. Club meetings and events focus on horticultural education that promotes and fosters civic beauty and community conservation.

WPPL hosts regular Garden Club meetings every third Wednesday of the month from March through December. When the season is in full swing, meetings may be off-site through a variety of field trips and outings. Activities include civic projects in the city and surrounding communities along with guest speakers at regularly scheduled meetings.

General meetings are open to the public but membership is required for special events. The 2019 schedule is as follows:

  • April 17, 12:45 p.m. – Wes Davis from the Westlake Watershed Group
  • May 15, 11:30 a.m. – Green Corps Teen Works Program (off-site, Cleveland Botanical Garden)
  • June 19, 5 p.m. – Garden Walks (off-site, members only)
  • July 17, 6 p.m. – Picnic (off-site, members only)
  • Aug. 23, 10 a.m. – American Greetings headquarters tour with Dan Weiss
  • Sept. 4, 7 p.m. – Amy Ricciardi from Western Reserve Land Conservancy
  • Oct. 16, 7 p.m. – Medical Marijuana Discussion with Dr. Dvora Nelson, Lakewood Medical Clinic
  • Nov. 20, 7 p.m. – Owls in Ohio with Jim Tomko, Audubon Society of Cleveland
  • Dec. 18 – Installation/Holiday Party (off-site, members only)

For more information about membership and/or upcoming events, please contact Kathy Bruening at 440-385-7566 or kebruen@att.net, visit westlakegardenclub.org or check out their new Facebook page.

Porter Library has over 800 gardening, landscape and horticulture titles, plus you’ll find many related magazines in our Reading Room, including BirdWatching, Country Living, Fine Gardening, HGTV, Horticulture, Mother Earth News, Ohio Gardener and This Old House. We can also access SearchOhio and OhioLink for materials that may be available outside of our collection.

Visit us in person or online at westlakelibrary.org or call us at 440-871-2600 and we’ll be happy to help you find inspiration for beautifying your yard this season.

Joanne Penkalski

Adult Service staff at WPPL working on general interest programming for our patrons and community.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 9:52 AM, 04.02.2019