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Lancaster County Garden Club Presidents' Tea

Updated List as of January, 2017
Backyard Fruit Growers
Contact: Chris Manning - the club meets at Landis Valley Museum. They focus on aspects of fruit growing.
Conestoga Herb Guild
Contact Phoebe Oellig - 455-9362, Dee Remollino-288-2126 co-chairs,   The club meets in the Upper Leacock Building, 54 W. Main Street, Leola, PA 17540 - the second Wednesday every month at 7:00 p.m. Focus: Learn history, culture and use of herbs through study, sharing and presentation.
Coterie Gardening
Contact: Helene Jens 898.6663 The Coterie gardening group meets in member's homes the 4th Wednesday of the month except for July and August. Focus: Educational workshops, programs and field trips.
The Country Gardeners of Eastern Lancaster County
President: Dottie Auker 717.354.7370 The club meets at Trinity Lutheran Church, 221 E. Main Street, New Holland, 17557 - the third Thursday of the month except January and July. The club
Focus: Horticultural topics, floral design, conservation and gardening in general. Mini-grants to students/teachers to promote horticulture, conservation and design. 
Elizabethtown Flower Club
Contact: Sue Burrell 314,8625 The club meets at the Gathering Place, 6 Pine Street, Mount Joy, PA 17552 for lunch in Mount Joy at 12:00 noon, the first Monday of every month except January and February. Focus: A social hoticulture flower club.
Elverson Garden Club
President Ginny Somers 610.458.8192 -  The club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. except January and February at the Crows Nest Preserve, Elversone, PA. Focus: Morgantown Village Library Garden, Tel Hai rose garden and the annual flower show. Encourage education in horticulture through membership programs and workshops. 
Friends of Tanger Arboretum
President Jeff Hazlett..The members meet at the Historical Society, 230 N. President Avenue, Lancaster, PA. Special occasions as announced.17603 on the third Monday of April, August and October at 4 p.m.
The June meeting is June 15. There are other activities scheduled in April, May, June, November and December. Focus: Assists the Historical Society in preservation, planning, development and interpretation of grounds.
Heirloom Seed Project
Contact: Joanne Ranck-Dirks 717.569.0401 x204 fax- 717.560.2147 Valley Museum Contact Joseph Shott - 569-0401-204  Tuesdays and Thursdays volunteer efforts. Focus: Maintain museum gardens; raise and market heirloom plants and seeds; educational programs.
Herr Gardeners of the Amos Herr Homestead
Contact - Louise Brewer - The Herr volunteer gardeners meet at the Amos Herr Homestead, 1756 Nissely Road, Landisville, PA 17538 on the first Friday of the month at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and/or lunch together on their work day. Focus: Maintenance and design of the museum gardens. E-mail:
Lancaster Bonsai Society -
Contact: Bob Ulrich -, Secretary, Andy Dipace -  The Society meets at Conestoga House and Gardens, 1608 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA
17603 - the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Educational workshops, members' garden tours and local trips. Yearly display of trees for Demuth Garden Tour. E-mail:
Lancaster County Conservancy
Contact: President and CEO: Philip R. Wenger 392-7891
117 South West End Avenue, Box 716, Lancaster, PA 17603. Check website for programs. Focus: Preserving natural habitat and rapidly diminishing supply of open land in Lancaster County.
Lititz Garden Club
Contact: Sallie Rihn - 717-626-2255..The club meets at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, PA. 17543 - the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. 
Focus: Gardning together and education outreach. Project: Sponsors local garden award.
Master Garden Program - Farm and Home Center
Contact: Lois Miklas, Program Coordiator - 717-394-6851 ..Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Focus: Volunteer service and horticultural education in various settings. Horticultural anwering service ; Youth in Intervention Center; Speaker's Bureau and Yearly Garden Symposium. Further information for the Master Gardener Program is found on the website... ongoing weekly/daily.
 Lancaster County Garden Club (formerly Men's Garden Club of Lancaster)
Contact: Ruth Davis - 872-5172 the club meets at the Salem United Church of Christ, 2312 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603.  They meet the second Monday on the month. Most meetings are held at 7:30 p.m.  Focus: Stimulate the knowledge of gardening, aid in the protection of native trees, plants and birds. Promote such civic projects which will enhance the beauty and livability of our city and coutry.  
Muhlenbert Society
Contact: Tim Droude - 393-7233. The club meets at the North Museum of Natural History and Science, 400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603 on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. There are no meetings December, January, June, July and August.  Focus: Education about and Conservation of Native Plants.
Town and Country Garden Club
Contact: Pat Drennen 717.422.8913  http://www.townand
The club meets at Homestead Village, 1800 Village Circle, Lancaster, PA 17603 -the first Wednesday of the month March through December at 7 p.m. Member of the Garden Club Federation of PA. and National Garden Club, Inc. Focus: Craft workshops, flower shows, community projects and annual scholarships.
Women's Garden Club of Lancaster
President: Gloria Nelson,,The club meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. September throuogh May at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Lancaster PA 17601 (off Oregon Road). Focus: Educational thrust for members and teaching workshops. Elementary school children benefit from the book and reading program...the children are gifted with books and for some it is a first time ownership. The club sponsors the Lancaster Library's floral urns and a Lancaster lampost basket.