WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Garden Club will hold its Annual Floral Way Festival at the Hartshorne House this Saturday, May 16.
President Cheryl Krasker commented, “Rain or shine our members are committed to the success of our main fundraiser. One of our objectives of being a federated state organization is to contribute to the community with our programs that educate and to enhance the beauty of the town such as the ‘Welcome to Wakefield’ sign. A successful Floral Way gives us the means to provide Wakefield with these goals.”
The event is from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the historic site located on Church Street The home will be opened on the first floor for viewing with complimentary refreshments.
The actual fund raiser is the selling of perennials that members have been harvesting during the past month not only from their own gardens but from folks who have generously have allowed members to harvest their perennials. Information will be available on the planting and care of these plants. A past top selling item are the hanging geranium planters, These annuals along with others such as New Guinea impatiens and petunias to name a few will be offered for sale. They will be supplied to the club by The Willow Tree on Salem Street, a local nursery. The membership table will be offering garden gloves, cook books and wall mounting plant hangers for sale. Gift certificates and other donations from members and local business will be contents of a gift basket for the door prize that will be drawn later on that day. The Green Elephant Table is a chance to find a garden related treasure.
For information on membership as well on the event, please call Jan Thomas at 781-245-4649, firstname.lastname@example.org.