Ashland Garden Club Begins 2018-2019 Season

Cynthia Whitty
On Dec. 8 nationally recognized horticultural consultant Paul Split will provide instruction on how to make a holiday wreath. (Photo/supplied)
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November, 2018
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The Ashland Garden Club (AGC) opened its 2018-2019 season at its annual members’ meeting on Sept. 15 when the club began another year of learning programs and activities. On Oct. 13, Cheryl Salatino, owner of Dancing Shadows, presented strategies on how to enliven those shady garden areas. As a certified landscape designer and Mass. certified horticulturist, Salatino shared valuable information with her audience.
Garden Parties
Although the AGC’s mission and focus is on beautifying the town and presenting educational opportunities for others to learn about gardening, the club isn’t just about work! In the warmer months, Wine in the Garden events have become a tradition as a way to enjoy each other’s company as well as to visit each other’s gardens. This past summer AGC President Gretchen Bravacos introduced the idea of inviting people who had expressed an interest in joining the club to meet current members in the relaxed setting of the garden party. This idea resulted in three new members.
Holiday Wreath-making Workshop, Dec. 8
On Dec. 8, Paul Split will return to lead a holiday wreath-marking workshop. Participation in this workshop is limited, so watch for information on how to register for this event on the AGC website,, and Facebook page, Ashland Garden Club of MA.
Split has been part of the green industry since 1971. From 1987 to 2015, he was Director of Horticulture for Live Nations at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield. Presently, he is the horticultural consultant for Live Nations of NE at the Xfinity Center. He is a nationally recognized designer and presenter of green workshops and lectures for garden clubs and organizations since 1971. He proudly practices what he teaches: low maintenance, sustainable and affordable landscaping and gardening.
AGC meets at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month, September through June, in the lower level of the library. All meetings and events are free to the public unless otherwise stated. For more information or to join, visit or send an email to [email protected].