NCGC Flower Show

The North Country Garden Club of Long Island, Inc. will be presenting a Centennial Flower Show, open free to the public, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion on Northern Boulevard in Old Westbury.

The Flower Show “Roots to Wings,” sponsored by New York Institute of Technology, celebrates the club’s one hundred years of rich history and service to the North Shore Community.

Flower Show classes will be in Floral Design, Horticulture, Photography, and Botanical Arts. Members of all Garden Club of America Clubs may apply to enter the classes.

There will be a Conservation and Educational Exhibit on Invasive Plants: Getting to the Root of the Problem. Also on display will be photographs of the outstanding gardens documented by the North Country Garden Club for the Smithsonian Archives of American Gardens.

For more information, please contact Barbara Hoover at bhoover222@gmail.com.

About North Country Garden Club
North Country Garden Club of Long Island, Inc. took root almost a century ago to become a thriving organization with members committed to the art and science of gardening, restoration, conservation of natural resources and horticulture. They are a member club of the Garden Club of America since 1914. Among their founders were Mrs. J. West Roosevelt, President, Mrs. Frank N. Doubleday, Vice President and Mrs. Charles L. Tiffany, First Librarian.

NCGC continues its founding members’ legacy in dedicating themselves and their resources to the North Shore community.  They provide care and maintenance to the Jane B. Francke Sanctuary in Brookville and the garden at historic Earle-Wightman House in Oyster Bay. They have provided grants for the restoration of a greenhouse at Bailey Arboretum and an herb garden at the Raynham Hall Museum. NCGC awards scholarships to high school seniors embarking on college studies in horticulture, conservation and environmental science. NCGC raises funds to support over thirty environmental, horticultural and civic organizations.

The Garden History and Design Committee of the North Country Garden Club has completed the documentation of twenty-four gardens on Long Island’s North Shore, including Templeton, the former name of the NYIT de Seversky Mansion.  These gardens have been accepted by the Smithsonian Institute’s Archives of American Gardens. The members of NCGC are honored to host their Centennial Flower Show at this beautiful and historic home and garden.

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, more than 92,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.