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The Grapevine Garden Club is an organization of men and women who enjoy gardening, sharing plants and having fun. Through its monthly programs, field trips, annual plant sale, scholarship program and civic beautification projects, the club promotes interest in gardening and floral design. We offer a common ground to build lasting friendships and to learn more about gardening, wildlife, conservation and the environment.

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GGC meeting location
1209 S. Main St. Grapevine

Grapevine Convention Center

General Meetings

The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 South Main Street, Grapevine, Texas. Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10:00 a.m. We do not meet in June, July or August. Guests and visitors are welcome.

Membership Information

We always welcome new and returning members! The membership application can be downloaded by clicking on the highlighted "Membership application" below, or click on the Membership application tab in the upper right hand corner. Membership application Fill it out and send your check to the GGC P.O. Box.



Click here for the president's message

Wondering if your garden has Rose Rosette disease?

Texas A & M AgriLife Extension has published a concise guide to help you determine if you have the dreaded disease, as well as additional information. Click here or go to the Learning Resources section to learn more.

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Butterfly Flutterby

The 21st Butterfly Flutterby on Oct 20 at Grapevine Botanical Garden was a rousing success. The rain FINALLY subsided and the public showed up in droves. 

 

   

GGC members volunteered in record numbers. Thanks to all who participated. Volunteers had as much fun as the kids. 

The new educational venue, Nectar Plant Information, was a success.

Butterfly Flutterby Art Contest

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More club photos may be viewed here.

 

Nov 2018, Jan-Feb 2019 Programs

General Meetings

The November 27th program. Creating Public Gardens. Most agree that a stroll through a public garden is good for the soul. But how many of us imagine the planning involved in making gardens so satisfying and relaxing? Our speaker, Matt Nicolette, has been creating meaningful and memorable landscapes as a leader in the Public Garden Team at Studio Outside since 2013. We will learn the inspiring process Matt uses to design public landscapes that provide the ultimate in respite and enjoyment.

Click here to watch the program.

The January 22nd program. Experiencing the Monarch Migration. GGC members Karen Rice & Pam Braak will talk about their firsthand experience (along with Greg Braak and Chuck Voelker) of one of the most amazing phenomena in nature – the migration of millions of Monarch butterflies southward from their breeding grounds in the United States and Canada to overwintering sites in the mountains of south central Mexico.  Follow our intrepid human travelers from DFW up the mountains of Michoacán Mexico, and follow the path of the migrating monarchs over thousands of miles across unforgiving environments. 

The February 26th program. Favorite Plants for North Texas Monarchs. What do Monarch butterflies need as they travel through north Texas? Well, it depends on whether they are on their way south to the mountains of southern Mexico or whether they are on their way north to procreate. Carol Clark, Conservation Specialist with Monarch Watch and longtime member of the Native Plant Society of Texas, will introduce us to the plants Monarch butterflies look for and use most as they travel through Texas. She’ll also provide free copies of a Monarch plant list developed specifically for the DFW area, so we can all get started transforming our own landscapes into Monarch oases.

 

Other Special Events

Gardeners on the Go:

Trip to Asheville, NC April 30-May 5, 2019. Get your reservation in early, as space is limited. See September 2018 newsletter for details.

Please see the Calendar page for a program description and additional listings of 2018-2019 events.

REC: Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

Looking for something new for your home landscaping? Come learn how ornamental grasses can add a unique element to your garden and provide interesting colors and textures throughout the year. Master Gardener Starr Krottinger will highlight the benefits of gardening with ornamental grasses and showcase her favorites for North Central Texas that are beautiful, easy to grow, and drought tolerant too.

Date: Nov. 15. Time: 7-8pm. Location: The REC. Fee: FREE

TCMG and TRWD present:

Rainwater Harvesting & Build a Rain Barrel class. November 17, 10am-noon. Click here for registration details.

Butterfly Flutterby, continued.

A detailed summary of Butterfly Flutterby will appear in the November 2018 GGC newsletter.

In the meantime, a huge thanks goes to GGC members Cindy Miller and Harriet Perrello, event co-chairs. Chairs of the various committees also are to be applauded. And, thanks to Pam Braak and her excellent photography. 

The Kids Art Contest exceeded expectations. There were 275 entries this year, more than in the previous years. The art work was exceptional. The kids put forth extra effort to produce quality submissions. The judges had a monumental task to pick the winners. Congratulations to all for their creativity. Hopefully, you came out to admire the artwork. Here are a couple examples of their creativity.