Published On: Fri, Sep 6th, 2013

State Fair Masters Garden viewed by Garden Club

Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden was enjoyed by Lewisburg House and Garden Club members: Joan Montgomery (left), Barbara Tuckwiller, Greenbrier Valley Master Gardener Willa Izzo answering questions and explaining the garden’s purpose, Miriam Knight and Polley Cunningham on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds where the garden is located.

Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden was enjoyed by Lewisburg House and Garden Club members: Joan Montgomery (left), Barbara Tuckwiller, Greenbrier Valley Master Gardener Willa Izzo answering questions and explaining the garden’s purpose, Miriam Knight and Polley Cunningham on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds where the garden is located.

Members and guests of Lewisburg House and Garden were treated to a tour of the West Virginia Master Gardeners of the Greenbrier Valley’s Demonstration Garden on the State Fairgrounds on Aug. 28.

Co-President of the Greenbrier Valley Master Gardeners Willa Izzo directed the special tour which included a Zen Garden, High Tunnel Garden, perennial, fruit, herb, vegetable and Children’s Garden which are grown organically.  They participate in the Farm to School program with their vegetable garden.  The program has been sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service for Master Gardener Association since 2002 and John McCutcheon is the Greenbrier County Extension Agent.

Following the program, a picnic lunch was provided by Townley Hamilton, co-hostess, in the Pavilion and Peggy Brown, co-hostess, invited speaker Willa Izzo to join in the refreshments.

A short business meeting was held by President Mary Jo Thompson. She reminded members of upcoming events:

• West Virginia Garden Club District Meeting Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m., Butler Hall, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, White Sulphur Springs

• Sunflower Contest Judging, 8:15 a.m., Friday, Sept. 27, Lewisburg Elementary School

The next Club meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the home of Mary Jo Thompson.

Members present were: Barbara Tuckwiller, Joan Montgomery, Rebecca Gaujot with guest Pam Cutright, Mary Lindquist, Susan Harkness, Miriam Knight, Mary Jo Thompson, Mimsie deOlloqui with guest Patsy Reuterskioll, Polley Cunningham, Peggy Brown, Suzanne Hancock, Townley Hamilton, Pat Wingo, Dee Dotson, Judy Deegans, Carol Olson and honorary members Tytti Burns and Joan Yarid.