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AGC Annual Meeting, Luncheon, and “London’s Chelsea Flower Show" Presentation
Garden designer and consultant Maureen Bovet will guide attendees through the wonderful garden scenes and floral designs of the Chelsea Flower Show, held each May in England. As a bonus, she will share photos of the nearby walled Chelsea Physic Garden, which opened in 1673. Bovet’s background in horticulture, garden design, and European history well qualify her as a guide for this virtual tour. She earned a history degree from Wellesley College, has studied with the Landscape Institute and the University of Massachusetts’ Green School, and has worked for Historic New England in its historic plant-propagation program.
Founded in 1927, the Andover Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that encourages the study and practice of horticulture, landscape design, and floral design; aids in the beautification of the town of Andover; and helps protect and conserve natural resources. A member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc., and National Garden Clubs, Inc., the club provides both financial and hands-on support to a variety of municipal, educational, and environmental organizations throughout the region. Information about joining the Andover Garden Club is available from AGC membership chairs Yvonne Glendon (978-247-8960, email@example.com) and Dana MacKay (978-475-4451, firstname.lastname@example.org).
More About South Church in Andover
Founded in 1711 when the Andover congregational church split into north and south parishes, the South Church now serves as the church for roughly 700 area residents to practice under the denomination of the United Church of Christ. The church runs a church school program for roughly 300 local youths and also engages in domestic and international mission trips. The church welcomes all individuals raised under various faiths. According to its website, the view of the steeple at the South Church inspired South Church seminarian Samuel F. Smith, who wrote "My Country Tis of Thee," in writing one specific line in the song; "I love thy rocks and rills, thy wooded and templed hills."