Tal­bot gar­den club’s 100th an­niver­sary book avail­able

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EAS­TON — The Tal­bot County Gar­den Club is cel­e­brat­ing its 100th an­niver­sar y with the pub­li­ca­tion of a new book, “Tal­bot County Gar­den Club, 1917–2017.”

In a decade-by-decade walk down mem­ory lane, the limited-edi­tion book cov­ers the early years when men and women in­ter­ested in gar­den­ing and in pre­serv­ing the beauty of Tal­bot County started the club. It delves into the changes in Tal­bot County dur­ing the 1950s when the Bay Bridge opened and al­lowed many new­com­ers to en­joy the Eastern Shore.

With help from re­search re­sources at the Mary­land Room of the Tal­bot County Free Li­brary and the archives of the Tal­bot His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, each chap­ter tells the story of a ded­i­cated group of vol­un­teer women who, to this day, design, plant and main­tain pub­lic gar­dens in Eas­ton. Among those gar­dens are the Foun­tain Gar­den at Idlewild Park, the Me­mo­rial Chil­dren’s Gar­den at Idlewild Park, the Tal­bot County Court­house and the Tal­bot County Free Li­brary in Eas­ton.

One chap­ter tells the stor y of the club’s in­volve­ment in the his­toric Mary­land House and Gar­den Pilgrimage from the first tour in 1934. An­other de­scribes the chal­lenges and changes made to en­hance the gar­dens at the Tal­bot His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety.

The hard­cover book is avail­able for pur­chase at $40 (plus $3.50 postage and han­dling), tax in­cluded, from the Tal­bot County Gar­den Club, P.O. Box 1524, Eas­ton, MD 21601. It also is for sale at Tharp An­tiques, the shop of the Tal­bot His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety on South Wash­ing­ton Street, Eas­ton. Both are 501(c)(3) char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the project chair­man, Missy Warfield, at missy war field@gmail.com.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

A page from the Tal­bot County Gar­den Club’s new book, “Tal­bot County Gar­den Club, 1917–2017,” is shown.

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