Gardeners Gild

The Gardeners Gild
is for those interested in all aspects of gardening. Activities include gardening lectures, field trips to interesting gardens, exchanging plants and gardening information, and tending to the community plantings.


Our November meeting featured Elaine Schmerling who was excellent!  She related the history of our SLF (Spotted Lantern Fly) Task Force and its varied and important activities to save our trees, since early 2019.  Now we have learned that SLF activity – getting rid of them! – is an ongoing, year-long task where everyone can help, and you are needed.  Begin by scraping their egg masses off trees, on trash, and under ivy (!), among so many other places, and look to FB Gardeners Gild page for group walks to identify them and scrape them into oblivion, usually on Sundays.

In December we will take a virtual (Zoom) tour of the Philadelphia Art Museum’s (PMA) artworks featuring flowers and plants, led by our Gildmistress, who is an active PMA Museum Guide.  Something different, no?  On Zoom at 7:30PM, Monday December 14 (yes, it’s the 2nd Monday).  Hope to see you there!  If you’re not on the mailing list and would like to attend, please email for the Zoom info.

In January, we are pleased to announce that members of the DCH (Delaware Horticultural Society) are going to present their program Delaware Center for Horticulture’s Branches to Chances (BTC), a Return-to­ ­-Work Program providing economic opportunities and empowering low-to-moderate income persons to achieve self-sufficiency. Through direct services, BTC hires and trains unemployed, underemployed, and previously incarcerated individuals for entry-level positions in the horticulture industry. Upon successful completion of the program, BTC participants have knowledge, skills, and experience in job readiness, personal finance, and horticulture. As of December 2018, 73 men and women successfully completed BTC training, and an encouraging two-thirds of the graduates went on to secure employment.


The January meeting will be on Zoom, Monday January 18 at 7:30PM. 

If you don’t receive the Zoom link by January 12, please contact:

All the best, as always,
Jeana Carey
Current Gardeners GildMistress

Please check our FaceBook page, Arden Club Gardeners Gild, where anyone can post interesting articles and other stuff for those who have an interest in gardens and/or Spotted Lantern Fly (SLF) adventures and community efforts. We’ll try to keep you up-to-date!

Please practice all good health safety practices and stay healthy!

Your Gardeners Gild is back in business for 2020, and we’ll be offering some great presentations this year!   
 Please plan to join us, third Mondays in the Lower Gild Hall, 7:30PM. FB page: Arden Club Gardeners Gild
And where would you like us to visit?  Currently, we have Chanticleer on our list, and Bartram’s Garden (both in Pennsylvania), and we can add others, even farther away.  Be creative!  
We are also beginning to think about ongoing GG responsibilities.  Would you be interested in leading or helping to lead our group, or arranging refreshments, programs, or offering other assistance, this year or next?  There is clearly such great talent among you, and I’d love to hear from you if you have any interest.  I really believe our Gardeners Gild will be just as strong as our members are active!
All the best, as always,
Jeana Carey
Gardeners GildMistress

For more information, please contact


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