DELMAR — Do you ever admire the gardens at Cherry and Kenwood, or the garden at the median of 9W and Route 32 offering natural beauty to the bypass?
Have you enjoyed the lovely Veterans Memorial Park on Delaware Avenue?
Perhaps you noticed the new beehives at Bethlehem Senior High school or noticed the new garden in progress at Town Hall.
If you know of any of these, then you’re aware of a sampling of the accomplishments of the Bethlehem Garden Club.
Once again, the Bethlehem Garden Club is offering its in-person in-garden tour, perhaps the most well-known event that the club offers.
“We are thrilled to have our tour, once again, live and open to the public,” said Bethlehem Garden Club President Bonnie Smith. “This is our major fundraiser for us to continue our involvement with our town, our schools, and our residents.”
It was 1965, almost 60 years ago, when the Bethlehem Garden Club began. Now a group of 70 men and women of all ages, they collaborate with town and local shop owners to beautify Bethlehem by planting trees, hanging flower baskets along with a long and varied list of other activities. And anyone is welcome to join.
Bethehem Garden Club also awards local schools with scholarships, financial grants and guidance to support and enhance the schools’ environmental science curriculum. In all its endeavors, Bethlehem Garden Club strives to showcase the beauty of Bethlehem, use sound ecological practices, promote gardening balance, and ways to live in harmony with the wild life around us.
Buying a ticket to the Bethlehem Garden Tour, or buying a decorative item at its Botanical Boutique sale makes all these endeavors possible.
The Garden Tour is scheduled, rain or shine, Wednesday, June 15, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and available until 6:30 p.m. at Delmar Presbyterian Church, 585 Delaware Avenue on the day of the tour. Advance tickets are $15 through June 8 at Wildbird Junction, 308 Delaware Avenue. All tickets can be purchased with cash or check.
The Botanical Boutique will also be back at Delmar Presbyterian Church from 3 to 7 p.m. Available for sale are a selection of decorated items to add color and interest to any home or garden. They were crafted or selected to make great gifts for graduation, Father’s Day, birthdays, new homes or any occasion! Also, raffles for gift baskets and 50-50 cash raffle tickets will be sold with winners notified by 8 p.m. that evening.