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Colorful Flowers

Workshops & Tours
2023 - 2024

October 24, 2023 – Tour of Greenswell Growers of Goochland

Greenswell Growers is an innovative large-scale indoor growing facility providing delicious, safe, healthy and pesticide free greens that gives back to the community. Their large-scale indoor growing facility is as sustainable as it is productive.  Their indoor growing facility has very little impact on its surroundings. Thanks to its recirculation systems, they use 95% less water than traditional growing methods and essentially eliminate water runoff into the environment. 

December 4, 2023 – Design Workshop: “Holiday Door Designs” with Kathy Ward

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than by creating your own Holiday Door Design? Join us at this hands-on workshop as we craft wreaths, decorative frames and other creative items to embellish your front door for the coming month. All Door Designs are eligible to be judged on Wednesday, December 6th, thereby fulfilling your design requirement for the year, without having to bring a design to a meeting! 


Kathy Ward has been a member of our club since 2002 when she moved to Virginia. Her initial attraction to the club was a love of growing plants. With time, and thanks to garden club programs, she developed an interest in design as well. Kathy became an NGC accredited Flower Show Judge in 2015 and is now a Life Judge. 


March TBD 2024 – Clay Platter Impressed with Botanicals: “Make Your Own Small Platter”

Come play with clay! Cindy Edmonds is returning this year to teach us to make unique ceramic platters.  She will provide prepared rolled clay, tools, brushes, glazes, and firing costs. Cindy will take our platters to a studio, have them fired, and return them to us.  Cost to be determined by the number of participants. Bring your own plant material to impress the clay and have fun.


Cindy Edmonds earned a BFA from JMU, studying Graphic Design as well as a teaching endorsement in Visual Arts. She currently teaches part-time while working with functional and decorative pottery.  She passionately believes in the need for beauty in our everyday lives. 


April 9, 2024 – Tour of Colesville Nursery

There is no fee for this tour.  Details about meeting time, carpooling and the possibility of lunch after the tour will all be determined closer to April 9.  Their website states: “Virginian Grown & Owned for 46 years Colesville Nursery has stayed in the same family, servicing & growing plants throughout Virginia and surrounding states. Colesville Nursery, Inc. started out in Charles City, Virginia at 'Colesville Plantation' in 1974 and then moved in 1984 to our current home in Ashland, Virginia off Route 1; where we kept our namesake and continue to operate with the same integrity.” 

May TBD 2024 – SGC Biennial Garden Tour

The Salisbury Garden Tour is one of our most enjoyable events for members and guests.  What started years ago as a short tour after the SGC April meeting has grown so popular that the tour has become an all-day affair.  The tour now not only features members’ gardens, but also highlights some of the other special gardens in our community. 

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