Welcome to the Sea Trail Garden Club

“Bloom where you are planted” is much more than the motto of the Sea Trail Garden Club – it is truly the essence of its very existence. The Garden Club is not really a gardening club, as we know it, it is a welcoming bridge to life at Sea Trail for newcomers, for visiting guests and for long-term members. With monthly meeting featuring a variety of programs, special projects that can last for several days, weeks or months, it affords an arena in which involvement is as little or great as the members wish. Special areas worthy of note include the annual “Make-it, Bake-it, Sew-it, Grow-It” Christmas Auction whose proceeds benefit Brunswick County charities, as well as Garden Club On-the-Go which schedules small group day trips to area points of interest. Garden Club is open to any woman in Sea Trail and has annual dues of $30.00. Any one interested in joining contact Julie Sullivan at 910-575-7668 or jjsulli@gmail.com.

Garden Club on the Go – Three to four times a year excursions are planned for Garden Club members to travel to an interesting venue away from their usual meeting place, the Pink Palace. Sometimes the ladies remain “on campus” and tour homes and/ or gardens at Sea Trail. Other times, they carpool or charter a bus for a day trip or even over night. Almost always a meal is involved!!! Recent trips have included a shopping excursion to Charlotte, a winery tour at Shelton Vineyards in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina, a Tour of the Theatre of the Republic, a Christmas Home Tour, a Food and Wine Tasting Tour in Wilmington and numerous plays and theatre experiences. In the past we have also gone to Charleston, Airlie Gardens, Bald Head Island, Brookgreen Gardens and more.

Announcement of upcoming trips will be made at monthly Garden Club meetings, via email blasts, and on the website. In most cases, your check will constitute your reservation. Since the number of participants varies for each trip, and often that number is limited, it is wise to sign up as early as possible for each trip.

For more information, please contact committee co-chairs, Linda Anthony (linda.anthony@atmc.net)  or Susan Hartsburg (snw522@gmail.com).

 

  • The first Sea Trail Garden Club on the Go of the new 2018 season will be Sunday, September 30, 2018 (CANCELLED – SEE BELOW).  We will start with a brunch at 1:00 at The Basics Restaurant, 319 N. Front St. in Wilmington. The brunch will be limited to the first 30 ladies. Please plan to meet at the restaurant. The cost for the brunch will be approximately from $9.00 to $13.50 depending on what you order.  After brunch, we will walk to Thalian Hall at 310 Chestnut St. to see the play “Pippin” at 3:00.   “From the composer who gave us ‘Wicked’ comes the Tony Award winning hit ‘Pippin’! Follow the young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin must take control of his own destiny.”  Tickets for the play are $32.00 and go on sale August 1.  For the play, please leave your checks made out for $32 to Susan Hartsburg in the basket on her porch (144 Bellwood Circle in Cobblestone) from July 1 through July 30.
  • Our scheduled trip to Thalian Hall to see PIPPIN on September 30 at 3 pm has been cancelled.  However, I was able to secure tickets for the same performance at the same time on Oct. 7, 2018.  Due to this change some ladies are unable to attend and therefore have tickets to sell.  If you would like to go, please contact me and I will help make the arrangements for the ticket sales.  We also planned on going to lunch before the show, so I will fill you in on that when you contact me.  Hope to see you all soon.
Susan Hartsburg
 203-526-2304
 snw522@gmail.com

Gardening Tips for September

While the magazines are showing fall colors and plants Sunset Beach is still in summer mode. Continue to water deeply several times a week. To avoid using toxic chemical weed killers try this natural method instead: Mix 2 quarts white vinegar, ¼ cup of salt dissolved in 2 tablespoons of boiling water and 2 Tablespoons Liquid Dawn soap. Pour mixture into a spray bottle. Roses can be pruned and fertilized in preparation for their cool weather bloom in October. Cut on a diagonal just above a 5 leaflet for new growth. Remove diseased and dead leaves from the bush and the ground. Rake up the pine needles as they fall and use them as free mulch in your garden. Be patient. Wait for the cooler temperatures next month to add those fall colors.

 

2018 Garden Club Meeting Dates:

  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 13 – Fashion Show
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12
  • September 11
  • October 30 – Make It, Bake It
  • November 13

2017 Make It Bake It

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2018 Make It Bake It Presented by the Sea Trail Garden Club

The Sea Trail Garden Club presents our annual auction, MAKE IT/BAKE IT to benefit Brunswick County Charities on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.  Enjoy fun, friends and a delicious luncheon while making a difference in our community.

Location:  Sea Trail Conference Center
Date:  Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Doors open @ 8:30a.m.
Auction begins @ 10:00a.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Non-members
Checks made to SeaTrail Garden Club
Contacts:
Janine Coakley 134 Crooked Gulley Circle seatrails.jones15@yahoo.com
Karen Barnhart 338 Sea Trail Drive East kbarnhart52@gmail.com

Click LINKS BELOW to view info and forms:

Sea Trail Garden Club on the Go (Updated)

 

  • Our scheduled trip to Thalian Hall to see PIPPIN on September 30 at 3 pm has been cancelled.  However, I was able to secure tickets for the same performance at the same time on Oct. 7, 2018.  Due to this change some ladies are unable to attend and therefore have tickets to sell.  If you would like to go, please contact me and I will help make the arrangements for the ticket sales.  We also planned on going to lunch before the show, so I will fill you in on that when you contact me.  Hope to see you all soon.
Susan Hartsburg
 203-526-2304
 snw522@gmail.com

 

The first Sea Trail Garden Club on the Go of the new 2018 season will be Sunday, September 30, 2018.  We will start with a brunch at 1:00 at The Basics Restaurant, 319 N. Front St. in Wilmington. The brunch will be limited to the first 30 ladies. Please plan to meet at the restaurant. The cost for the brunch will be approximately from $9.00 to $13.50 depending on what you order.  After brunch, we will walk to Thalian Hall at 310 Chestnut St. to see the play “Pippin” at 3:00.

“From the composer who gave us ‘Wicked’ comes the Tony Award winning hit ‘Pippin’! Follow the young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin must take control of his own destiny.”

Tickets for the play are $32.00 and go on sale August 1.

For the play, please leave your checks made out for $32 to Susan Hartsburg in the basket on her porch (144 Bellwood Circle in Cobblestone) from July 1 through July 30.

Garden Club Calendar

Click each event for more details.

List of upcoming events

October 30, 2018

8:30 AM- 2:00 PM
Sea Trail Garden Club Make It Bake It Event
Location: Sea Trail Conference Center

November 13, 2018

9:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Location: Pink Palace

December 11, 2018

10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Location: Pink Palace

January 8, 2019

9:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Location: Pink Palace

February 12, 2019

9:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Location: Pink Palace