New England Annual Meeting

The New England Garden Clubs, Inc. Annual Meeting

Village by the Sea Condominium Resort and Conference Center

The New England Garden Clubs, Inc. Annual Meeting will be held at the Village by the Sea Condominium Resort and Conference Center in Wells, Maine on October 12 – 13, 2021. Please plan to attend this event and enjoy the beautiful coast of Maine during the peak Fall season. Suzanne Bushnell submitted this interesting news article.

The meeting is hosted by the Garden Club Federation of Maine. The new National Garden Clubs President Mary Warshauer and new Region Director Suzanne McCance will be welcomed at this event.  Tentative plans include a cocktail reception and dinner, the Annual Business Meeting and luncheon, a Small Standard Flower Show entitled “County Fair” hosted by Maine Judges Council, a talk by Drew Dumsch, the 2021 National Winner for Nature Center Administrators (he is the founder and President/CEO of The Ecology School in Saco, Maine), and a Photography Workshop led by nationally known photographer and photo judge Arabella Dane of New Hampshire. The Flower Show Schedule is still being finalized and more details will be released shortly.  Click to view Tentative Schedule.

“Scarecrows on Parade”


A Silent Auction event called “Scarecrows on Parade” will be held! Anyone can enter a scarecrow into the competition for most creative scarecrow. The winner, determined by popular vote, will be awarded a $25 prize. All scarecrows will be auctioned off during the two day event to help raise funds for our Region. There are no rules for the design of the scarecrow, but be sure the winning bidders can fit the scarecrow in their vehicle to get it home!