Who We Are
In 1998 Sandwich Gardeners formed, as a precursor to the Sandwich Garden Club, with a charter to be an interactive civic minded club whose members share information and learn from each other about gardening on Cape Cod. The founders were Yvonne Kirshaw and Helen Knollmeyer. In 2009, the club was rebranded and reenergized under the leadership of Karen Slavens and continues as an active and vibrant organization.
Our meetings are friendly and casual. Our members range from a novice interested in learning to experienced lifelong gardeners. Our meetings include, a brief business meeting, with presentations, hands on workshops or field trips. A horticulture table is setup and members share their experiences. A collegial socialization time with desserts follow the meeting. The club completes a number of civic projects throughout the year and offers community donations which support horticultural enrichment. The club sponsors annual fundraising events such as our annual plant sale with hearty Cape tested stock from member’s gardens.
The club is a non-profit 501(C)(7) organization and is registered with the State of Massachusetts. We are governed by our By Laws. We are not a public organization, but are welcoming to anyone who wishes to join an organization interested in furthering their skills and the mission of the organization.
The Board of the Sandwich Garden Club is comprised of the officers and standing committee chairmen.
|Standing Committee Chairs
The membership approved the 2017-2017 club leadership at the Annual Picnic on June 8th, 2017.
The Board extends it thanks to Lee Forsythe and Wendy Nelson for their service. In addition, we welcome new members Jeanne Nichols and Therese Goodchild!