Horticulture, Conservation, Design

What will you gain from Floretum?  

Floretum is about EDUCATION.  Nearly every meeting features attractingbirdsworkshopNov72015LM2a professional speaker from a garden-related field, such as horticulture, conservation, or design.  There are four 9234d875a4384159916092c5249cd2dfpublic Saturday workshops each year, and we foster learning among young people by sponsoring raised garden beds at Chase Lake Elementary School, hosting  events for children (including our Giant Zucchini Contest), and giving scholarships to college students.95afdc88026b41f7a39272b2e3f4aacd

There’s a HORTICULTURE talk each month. Whether about succulents, cfa6418b78f34adaa2245c55b886bb55ferns, trees, natives, dahlias — you name it — you’ll learn something new from every encounter with our experienced members.

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FUN STUFF — like member-made centerpieces (challenge your inner creative self), garden tours, baked goods, garden-gear swaps, and books.  We share and share-alike.

SOCIABILITY: new members find Floretum to be a congenial, welcoming group –  down-to earth (smile), chatty, accepting, d69d57ca00054c228f3d3b5fca2710d5interested, generous of spirit and time, and passionate about everything gardening — even bugs. And there’s always FOOD.  We bring our own lunches to meetings, but the club provides coffee, tea, and cookies, and 8e036ce5128246769fcfcd62c5519927there are three potlucks during the year.  And a special treat for members: the chance for private tours of some amazing gardens by our fellow members.  See the gallery here.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE: For its entire 94 years, Floretum has been 4499824cb1c44c4a984175282fcd2ba7beautifying Edmonds.  We help the Edmonds Parks Department plant the 278ba9ae4a9e4a4c9ca74d73d30df41fdowntown corners and the Hazel Miller Plaza, plant the wonderful iconic hanging baskets that make Edmonds famous,  help maintain the gardens at the Library and Museum, and put on an annual plant sale.  We have Master Gardeners who host booths at major gardening events, and we have a float in the annual Fourth of July parade.

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