Wellington Garden Week Starts Feb. 24

The Wellington Garden Club will begin a week-long celebration of Wellington Garden Week with the kickoff event “Gardening Makes a World of Difference” on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wellington Municipal Complex (12300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., near the amphitheater). The public is invited, and admission is free.

The day will include informative seminars as well as a plant sale of nursery and member-grown shrubs, trees and flowers, both native and tropical; a raffle of a flowering tree; and an “ask the experts” booth staffed by the club’s master gardeners.

A landscape makeovers seminar at 1 p.m. will feature nationally known garden author and landscape architect Pamela Crawford of Botanical Visions in Boca Raton. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos of an area of their yard that needs improvement. Crawford will draw sketches of great ideas for the garden that attendees may take home.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Al Salopek, a longtime Wellington resident and member of the Palm Beach County Beekeepers Association, will present “Bee Understanding.” Attendees will learn the important role honeybees play in our food supply chain. An observation hive will be on display along with locally produced honey for sale.

Additional events during Wellington Garden Week include a craft workshop for members on Feb. 25; a flower design workshop on Feb. 27, in which members will create designs to be given to supportive businesses and placed in Wellington public areas; and garden-related activities at local schools to be conducted by the club’s junior and high school garden clubs.

For further information on Wellington Garden Club membership and club activities, visit www.wellingtongardenclub.org.