Garden Club open house at Palm Grove
The Garden Club of Bermuda is to hold an open house and gardens at a historic Devonshire estate this weekend.
The fundraiser at Palm Grove, owned by the Gibbons family, will support the skills development programme run by the Department of Parks.
Cindy Young, the garden club president, said the group tried to organise fundraisers “every year or so — but not always an open house and garden”.
She added: “We are indebted to James and Judy Gibbons and David and Louise Gibbons for allowing us to open this beautiful property and highlight the family's conservation efforts of native and endemic plants, palms and other species.”
Palm Grove has undergone major restoration after Hurricane Humberto hit the island in September.
The garden club will have floral arrangements on display to complement the refurbished property and the orchid slat house will be open for viewing before guests take the Palm Grove house tour.
The garden club will have craft items for sale as well as gardening tools and floral tea towels and grocery bags.
Children will be able to learn how to turn milk cartons into pots for kitchen herbs at a planting workshop.
The Bermuda Rose Society will have rose bushes for sale and Keep Bermuda Beautiful will offer tips on ridding the ocean of plastic and other waste.
Ms Young said the garden club The club had supported the skills development programme for five years.
The six-month course includes health and safety training, time management, workplace ethics, interview skills, team building and GED training.
The event runs from 10am to 3pm on Saturday with guided tours of the property at half-hour intervals from 10.30am to 2.30pm.
Entry is $20 for adults, $10 for schoolchildren aged 10 to 18 and free for those under 10.