Cole Burrell Speaks at GCRC May Meeting
Noted landscape designer and writer C. Colston Burrell spoke to an overflow crowd at the May meeting of the Garden Club of Ramsey County on "Literature into Art: Books that Changed the Way We Garden." The talk, co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, was preceded by a reception in the gardens of Lee and Jerry Shannon. (See photo at right.)
This event was particularly meaningful because Cole designed the native plant gardens surrounding the Highland Library and Hillcrest Recreational Center where GCRC meets. GCRC volunteers have maintained these gardens for over 15 years. The handout from his talk is available here.
The Garden Club of Ramsey County, with a membership of approximately 170, is one of the largest affiliates of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS).
Open to all, it serves the community by sponsoring educational speakers at its monthly meetings, maintaining public gardens, holding an annual plant sale and providing expert volunteers to tutor new gardeners, hold workshops and volunteer at MSHS sponsored events.
Follow the links above to learn more about our organization, attend a meeting of interest or shop at our annual plant sale.
Whether a resident of Ramsey County or not, an accomplished or a novice gardener, you are invited to join our community of gardeners.
We are dedicated to promoting:
Knowledge and love of gardening
Study of horticulture, floriculture, landscape and vegetable gardening
Protection of native plants and trees
Civic planting to beautify our neighborhoods