Don’t Miss Christmas Crafts from a Bermuda Garden
The Christmas lights seem to appear earlier and earlier every year, but for the ladies working at The Garden Club of Bermuda preparations for the festive season began in July. For nearly six months, the members of The Garden Club of Bermuda have been crafting beautiful, sustainable, handmade Christmas gifts. After months apart due to lockdown, masked, and ready to craft, the women met weekly to create an array of gifts to sell at their annual fundraising event.
Usually, this event is a walk-through floral design extravaganza in a stately home. But, like many things, it will look a little different this year. The event dubbed, “Christmas Crafts from a Bermuda Garden” will be a gift market held in the Botanical Gardens’ Horticultural Hall on Saturday, December 5th, from 8:00 AM until noon.
In our current climate, buying local and sustainable gifts is more important than ever. All the crafts are handmade and foraged from the gardens of these wonderful women. Look out for long-time favourites such as Bay Grape wreaths and trees as well as Agapanthus angels and ornaments, and all just in time to decorate for the festive season. Using palms and other local greenery, you’ll also find table centrepieces, tree ornaments, and other gifts and holiday decor. More than ever this year, The Garden Club is providing Bermudians with a fantastic opportunity to embrace local products and decorate their homes in celebration of this little island and its resilience.
In addition to the crafts, there will be botanically inspired gift items for gardeners and flower lovers as well as an abundance of seedlings to purchase. With the cooler weather upon us, now is the best time to plant flowers, herbs, and vegetables to brighten your garden. They will also be joined by the Bermuda Rose Society, who will also be selling an array of Bermuda roses.
This kind of hard work and camaraderie has carried The Garden Club of Bermuda to its 100-year mark next year. As we speak, a very active 100th Anniversary committee is planning exciting things for members and the Bermudian public. But for now, “Christmas Crafts from a Bermuda Garden” is the focus with all the profits going towards the Garden Club’s annual funds to support students in the Horticultural, Conservation, and Environmental fields.
The Garden Club of Bermuda is very excited to welcome the Bermuda public, with strict COVID-19 protocols in place, to the Horticultural Hall in the Botanical Gardens on Saturday, December 5th for a morning of festive cheer from 8 am to 12 noon.