Camden Garden Club’s 2015-2016 schedule of programs concluded with a visit to member Sherry Cobb’s residence in Union on Thursday, August 25th. The 22-acre property, with house and barn built in the 1800s, has evolved over eight years of ownership into a warm and inviting home with a magnificent garden display of perennials, flowering shrubs, specimen trees and a huge vegetable garden. Bruce and Sherry Cobb shared stories and a timeline of photographs to illustrate how they painstakingly completed the amazing transition. Lemonade on the back deck and a final view of Mt. Washington in the distance was the perfect ending to a very enjoyable experience.
The Camden Garden Club is now 101 years old and began its second century with the horticultural series at the Camden Public Library. The topics this year ranged from the skills of the arborist to the recreation of a colonial revival garden. In the spring All About Bluebirds was the subject of Jeff Nims’ talk. The annual Plants for Scholars sale in May was a great success and new members met for tea at the home of President Ann Vanosdol. This year’s annual luncheon in June was well attended, and blue skies and warm temperatures welcomed over 500 ticket holders to the 69th annual House & Garden Tour in July.