Trevose Horticultural Society celebrating 97 years

The Trevose Horticultural Society (THS) recently celebrated 96 years as a presence in the Bucks County area and surrounding communities.  

A member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) and the Garden Club Federation of PA (GCFP), THS’ most ambitious endeavor is staging its annual Standard Flower Show.

St. Ephrem’s Catholic Church, 5400 Hulmeville Road in Bensalem will host this year’s show, “North to Alaska” on Friday and Saturday, August 14th and 15th.

This event offers local competitors an expansive schedule that includes artistic design classes, 135 horticultural classes and educational exhibits.

To encourage entries in the show’s Youth Award classes, a special class will be offered to students in the Bensalem Summer Art Program at the Bensalem Senior Center. 

In addition to volunteering at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Philadelphia Flower Show, members also chair, exhibit and merit ribbons in the forced bulb classes, horticulture displays and design classes. 

In summer 2019, members donated over 900 pounds of homegrown produce to the Warminster food bank.  

Residents at the Delaware Valley Veteran’s Home on Southampton Road in Northeast Philadelphia are recipients of greeting cards, hand-knitted lap robes, shawls and Afghans.

Monthly meetings feature extremely informative and interesting topics on a variety of garden-related, environmental or design themes. 

Recent topics included butterflies, backyard birding, Spotted Lanternfly, year-around gardening for color, an introduction to Ikebana, holiday designs, and kokedama and holiday workshops.  More workshops are planned for this year. 

Following a brief business meeting and program members and guests enjoy a “Little Show” and refreshments .  

An informative monthly newsletter is included in the annual dues.  

THS meets every third Tuesday (except January) at 7:00pm at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem.

Membership is open to all interested gardeners. Guests are welcome; a donation of $4 is requested.  

For information about upcoming programs and our flower show browse our website, follow us on Facebook or contact 215-441-5884 or 856-866-9163.

PHOTO CAP: Lynn Kay takes Top Arboreal Award for her hydrangea, ‘Pinky Winky’ hydrangea paniculata at the Trevose Horticultural Society flower show entitled “Birds of a Feather!”