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Overheard at the Garden Gate

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Overheard at the Garden Gate


SLGC Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 18, 9:00 coffee, 9:30 meeting
at the home of Robin Schachat
17400 South Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44120

2019 Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights Coming Soon!

Sunday, June 16th is the date for the 2019 Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights garden tour. Margaret Ransohoff, Garden Tour Chair, says this year's tour, the 15th Annual, will be exceptionally lovely.

Click on the link for all information, including where to purchase tickets. Or, call Margaret (216 299-3472) and she will arrange ticket delivery! 

See you on the tour!

Congratulations, Ruth Eppig!


SLGC member Ruth Eppig was awarded the Distinguished Alumnae Award from her alma mater Hathaway Brown School. Established in 1983, the Distinguished Alumnae award is presented to an alumna who has, through extraordinary effort and dedicated service to Hathaway Brown or her community, made a significant contribution in her professional or volunteer endeavors. Ruth was cited for her work with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health at the CWRU School of Medicine, and several boards, including the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and the Cleveland Botanical Garden. She is currently president of the Sears-Swetland Family Foundation. Congratulations, Ruth!

Zone X Photography News, from Ryn Clarke

For all those interested in focusing their photography efforts this summer, here is a list of upcoming Flower Shows which will have a Photography component. Happy shooting!

"Changing Seasons," a GCA Flower Show hosted by the GC of Orange and Dutchess Counties on October 18-19, 2019. Changing Seasons
"Harvest Time," a GCA Show hosted by the Monadnock GC on September 18, 2019. Harvest Time
"Go Wild," a GCA Show hosted by the Piedmont GC on April 16-17, 2020. Go Wild
"Floratopia," a GCA Major Flower Show (Juried) hosted by the Portland GC on May 15-17, 2020. Floratopia
Also please note that the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show Photography Schedule has been released: 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show Photography Classes

Inspiration for Flower Show Entrants

Mary Bruce was recently in Boston for GCA meetings, where she was inspired by the entrants in a local flower show. To share her inspiration, click here to see her photos.

Garden Club of Michigan’s September Flower Show

We received a letter from Laura Huebner detailing information about the Garden Club of Michigan's fall flower show, By the Lake.  “It would truly be a pleasure to have you and your members participate and/or join us on September 20, 2019.  Please take a moment to read the letter and visit our website. We can't wait to spend a beautiful day with you By the Lake.

SLGC Members Volunteered at the Nature Center Sale


Caroline Borrow, Amy Miller and Mary Bruce Rae-Grant volunteered at Shaker Lakes Nature Center, helping pick the orders for Saturday’s sale. The sale has grown significantly this year. Caroline Borrow’s and Amy Payne’s sons volunteered at the sale.