Talbot garden club’s 100th anniversary book available
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 email@example.com.
A page from the Talbot County Garden Club’s new book, “Talbot County Garden Club, 1917–2017,” is shown.