Garden Club Event April 21

The Washington Garden Club will present its annual “Geaux Green” garden affair at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, 308 Church St., on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

LSU AgCenter experts will talk about growing and grafting citrus trees, vegetable gardening, and other topics. In the afternoon, noted floral designer, Mary Quirk from the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, will demonstrate floral designs and techniques.

Outdoor exhibits include “Butterflies,” by Mary Hayes, former national chair of the Garden Club Butterfly Committee, presentations on bird watching, beekeeping, and growing and using culinary herbs. Compost and mulch from Waste Management will be given out while supplies lasts.

Plants will be offered for sale and several items will be raffled, including a floral container garden made by Mary Quirk, a vegetable container garden by Rebecca Benhard, a “teacup” quilt (wall hanging) made by Kathy Smith, and a stained-glass hanging. Tickets will be available throughout the day, and the drawing will be held at the end of the event.

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