Grapevine Garden Club was established in April 1961 by 20 enterprising charter members with the stated purpose of “to further the members’ love and knowledge of gardening”. We were originally affiliated with The Pittsburgh Garden Center, however the affiliation with the Pittsburgh Garden Center has gone to the wayside over the years.
Currently, active membership is limited to (30) thirty members, meetings are held September to June (except for February, which is a by month) and meetings are the second Wednesday of the month. Meetings are at members’ homes or various local venues, daytime (12 o’clock) and evenings (5 o’clock). Our meetings feature expert speakers on topics of gardening, flower arranging, native planting, sustainable gardening, and recycling for our earth to name just a few. We are known for our famous tomato plant sale at May Mart, one of our several fundraisers. For membership information please contact Beth Davis @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Grapevine lovingly and diligently cares for a local Sewickley village park, named Walnut Street Park. It is a small parklet in the heart of the village that offers a quiet spot for the community. We continue to lobby for our village green space by making both a financial and sweat equity annual improvements. We are privileged to participate in the biennial SCGC Garden Tour and annual May Mart. Grapevine is also committed to supporting local conservation and beautification projects. We have a very active group with multiple committees (Membership, Hospitality, Grants/Charity giving, Walnut Street Park, May Mart, Sewickley Garden Council and Poinsettia Fundraiser).
Members love to have a great time and connect with one another and to that end, we have two celebrations each year. We celebrate the holiday in December with a member luncheon, and a yearend celebration (often a theme gathering) in June that we invite the members’ significant others. Lastly, just as the founding members purposed over 58 years ago, we are committed to education, friendship and community through our mutual love of gardening.
Ode to the Grapevine Garden Club on its 20th Anniversary (1981) by Patty Schoetz
Now do you think in future years would come that gift divine,
When each and every member would, receive a certain sign.
To grow an arbor thick with grapes, like those along the Rhine?
or surely, we all realize “A vine in time makes wine!”
(Not sure western PA is a boom for grapes, but we have been known for wine at Grapevine!)