NGC Standard Flower Show – October 21-22, 2022
REMEMBERING THE LADIES: A Tribute to 85 Years of the Milford Garden Club
The Milford Garden Club, in coordination with District II/III of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, will hold a standard flower show from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the St. Patrick’s Hall on the corner of E. High St. and 4th St.
All are welcome to participate and attend, this is a FREE Event. This year’s flower show is titled “Remembering the Ladies” in honor of the 85th anniversary of the founding of the club. All competition is open to amateur gardeners and arrangers. Advance entry is required for all design classes. Please register no later than Friday, Oct. 14. Entries in design, horticulture and artistic crafts will be judged by accredited judges from the Federation. For more information about the show or to obtain a copy of the schedule, contact Carol Comando at 570-775-6317.
Visitors to the show can learn about the history of the club, its flower shows and past presidents in a special exhibit created in their honor.
Perennial Plant Sale May 21, 2022
Our Annual Plant Sale , a favorite community event, will be held Saturday May 21st 9am – 12pm. Members gather a collection of some of their standard and exotic perennials from their personal gardens, as well as some vegetable and annuals from seed. Gardeners are available for questions and directions.
LOCATION: Parking lot of St. Pat’s Hall on High Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. Over the years, this sale has included all varieties of plants and we have added books and other gardening related items as well. RAIN OR SHINE
All proceeds go toward the continued beautification of Milford Borough. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity.
28th Annual Secret Garden Tour July 23, 2022
The Milford Garden Club’s 28th Annual Secret Garden Tour is Saturday, July 23rd Meet up at Remembrance Place to pick up a Tour Map and wristband and purchase day of tickets. View Gardens in any order, this is a self-guided tour. You will need to drive to gardens, this is not a walking tour, but spending some time in our quaint, historical village is encouraged. Remembrance Place will host a Continental Breakfast “Grab & Go” Breakfast buffet and bottled water for ticket holders as part of the event. There will also be a ‘Pop-Up” Plant Sale and other items for sale and a raffle. We hope you will support our “Comeback” Garden Tour 2022! Allow approx. 3 hours to complete the entire tour. There is one spectacular garden that is in Dingmans, it is worth the trip. We will also have a couple of additional sites of interest on map as well.
Tickets are $20 Advance $25 – Day of Children 12 and under are FREE. NO PETS PLEASE. This is a RAIN or SHINE Event. Maps and garden details will be sent via email if one provided and shared on Facebook and webpage the night before the tour. There also will be maps and guides available at the Milford Community House/ Visitor Center and other locations. You will need to show your ticket at each location.
Tickets can be purchased using a CHECK to MGC or CASH at ARTISAN EXCHANGE 219 Broad St. and WILLOW 317 Broad St. of ONLINE CREDIT CARD TICKET SALES AT EVENTBRITE (Link below & small fee applied) – Members in good standing can enter promo code MEMBER for $5 discount
One of the major activities throughout the year is Beautification. Numerous members of the Club take on the delightful task of planting and maintaining areas throughout the town with seasonal annuals. Updated self-watering urns are placed at more than 25 strategic sites in town and display ever-changing flowers and greens year round with seasonal plantings. Some of the other areas The Milford Garden Club has dedicated themselves to maintaining are the beds at the Milford Signs at three entry triangles and two “pocket gardens” at each end of Ann St.
Ethel Barckley Park is located at the river end of East Ann Street (diagonal to the La Posada) and is dedicated to the memory of Ethel who served as past president. It overlooks a serene view of the Delaware River. Newly restored in 2019, it is a must-see for locals and visitors alike.
Remembrance Place (formerly the Dimmick Cemetery) is the hidden jewel of the town. Located at the far end of Ann Street, adjacent to the Key Food and behind Stroyan Funeral Home, a variety of gardens are dedicated to perennial plants which are native to the area.
Community Garden Project
The Community Garden Project was launched by the Milford Garden Club in 2012. We hope to provide fresh produce to the Ecumenical Food Pantry (located at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Milford, PA) during the growing season. Milford Township has graciously allowed the club to use the property adjacent to the township building (560 Route 6 and 209) which is enclosed and has access to water. It is estimated that over 500 pounds of fresh grown produce from eggplant to beans to potatoes were donated this past year.
Volunteers, both from the Garden Club and the community at large, both young and old, have been tending the garden on a daily basis with tasks such as planting, watering and weeding. If you would like to donate or become a volunteer to this Community Garden Project, please call (570. 296.5326) and ask for Ralph or Linda or email firstname.lastname@example.org.