​​​​Judy Ness Receives Award

On January 22, 2019 Judy Ness, Arlington Garden Club President, received the Mayor's Volunteer Award, presented by Barbara Tolbert, Mayor of Arlington. The award was given at the City Council Meeting in recognition to her service to the City of Arlington through the many hours of volunteering in the commumity. We're fortunate to have Judy as our president!

Several garden club members had their own booths at the 2018 Holiday Garden Art & Crafts event. Other members, as well as husbands, help out at the AGC booth and other details. Thanks to all who pitched in this year to make it a great success!

How to Make Kokodama Balls

Photos from

2019 Craft Day at Karen's

Celebration to Honor Chuck and Bea Randall

Members of the Arlington Garden Club, gardeners of the Third Street Community Garden, City Council, and friends joined together on Sunday, July 14, 2019 to recognize Bea and Chuck Randall for their contribution to community gardening in Arlington and to reveal a interpretative sign in their honor.


Karen Ricketts spoke on behalf of the garden club in honoring Bea and Chuck. There was a great turnout and two of Bea and Chucks sons also attended. To beautify the garden, floral pots were brought by Connie Gronning and a beautiful pink hydrangea planted was behind the sign. The area around the interpretative sign will be planted in the fall. 

Stop by the garden (at the corner of 3rd Street and French Avenue) to read the sign about how Bea and Chuck brought community gardening to Arlington.

Member's Gardens Slideshow

Members - If you would like to see your garden showcased here please send Tina Wilson photos of your garden (three maximum) via email, mail or text. 

Old Town Arlington Garden Tour - On September 18th, 2018, members toured the Mayor's Garden in front of City Hall and the Rain Garden nearby. Next they ventured to Sharon Dittenberger's garden, the Community Garden, Bea Randall's garden and followed up with Kathy Engell's garden. 

​​​​​​Member's Upcoming Activities Calendar

This list is for the benefit of members so they know when activities in the club as well as outside the club are happening. Most of this information appears in the Garden Scoop newsletter but all efforts will be made to keep this list current and add items as needed.

Stay tuned!!

Members work on the Mayor's Garden 

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At the May 2019 Arlington Garden Club meeting, member Cheri Hansen demonstrated how to make Kokodamas out of a soil mix and moss. Several members asked for instructions on how to make them and here they are. 

Click on this link to take you to the instructions.

Dorthy's Garden Secrets

Our May meeting speaker was Dorthy Massey of

'Ask Dorthy' on Facebook. She gave us tons of helpful information in her gardening 'question and answer' session. Please click the link below (in red) to access the handout, download and print it:

​Dorthy's Garden Secrets

These photos were taken at the showroom of Stephanie Burgess of Painted Peace in Bellingham. The club went on a field trip there in March, 2018. Stephanie is the designer of her recognizable brightly colored art that adorns art poles, planters and wall art to name a few. 

Craft Day at Karen's - held in July each year

​​Each July members of the Arlington Garden Club gather at member Karen Rickett's wonderful garden to play and create craft projects. Each year new crafts are taught, mostly by members.  As much as possible we keep the craft projects garden related. A Wednesday night potluck is then held to pick up the hand-made treasures and enjoy the company of members and their guests.

​Members must sign up in advance as space is limited. Details appear in the Garden Scoop newsletter prior to the event. Small fees may be required for craft projects to cover materials. 


In July of 2018 Arlington Garden Club members presented Karen and Charlie Ricketts with a metal sculpture fountain, handcrafted by Dennis Cant, as a thank you for the many years they hosted Craft Day at Karen's. 

Slide show of the June Fling

Next June Fling - June 8, 2020

This event is held the last month of our garden club year which runs from September through June. It's a celebration of the year's accomplishments. Each year the theme changes and members or groups of members are encouraged to adopt a table and decorate it with their version of the event theme.  

​At this event the Roberta Lothian award is presented, the annual scholarship is awarded and, depending on the committee choice, a silent auction or other fun fundraiser is held the duration of the event. 

​This celebration is for current paid member's of the Arlington Garden Club. Guests are welcome at our September through May meetings. 

Congratulations to Karen Ricketts (right),

winner of the 2019 Roberta Lothian Award

(pictured with AGC president Judy Ness)

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