Events

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2014 Event’s Calendar

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 9:30am. Acton Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Holden Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities!

Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 11:00 am. Shrewsbury Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Butterfly Gardening. 

Wednesday, April 9th,  2014 at 7:00 pm. North Reading Garden Club at the Flint Memorial Library ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, 9:00 am till 2:00 pm. Tower Hill Botanic Garden. GCFM Program Workshop 2014.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 9:00 am till 2:00 pm. Espousal Center Waltham. GCFM Program Workshop 2014.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 6:30 pm Lowell Eco-Film Festival ~ Screening of Kim Smith film “Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly.” More details to follow.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 8 pm. Open Gate Garden Club, Chelmsford ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 6:00 pm.  Willowdale Estate, Topsfield Massachusetts: Artist Spotlight Featuring Willowdale Garden Designer Kim Smith. Garden Tour and Screening of “Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly .”

Saturday, May 17th, 7:00 pm Red Shed Film Festival Screening of Kim Smith PSA “The Good Harbor Seal.”

Sunday, May 18th, 9:30 to 12 noon ~ Cape Ann Milkweed Project Seed Pickup and Information Day located at Captain Joe and Sons, 95 East Main Street, Gloucester.

Friday, May 30th, 5:30 to 7:30 ~ Premiere Kim Smith film “Flight of the Monarchs.” Music by Jesse Cook: “Fields of Blue.”  Berkshire Museum “Butterflies” exhibit, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

June 1st through August 31st “Butterflies” exhibit at the Pittsfield Museum. Kim Smith “Inside a Chrysalis” photos, “Interview with Tom Emmel,” and “Flight of the Monarchs” playing continuously.

Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:00 pm Methuen Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden.

Saturday, September 20th, 2014 Little Cinema, Pittsfield ~ Screening “Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly” and Kim Smith Pollinator Garden Program. Program begins at 10:0am. More information to follow.

Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Rockport Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden.

Upcoming Events ~ 2015

February 10th, 2015, Tuesday, at 6:30pm Newburyport Horticultural Society at the Institute for Savings Lending Office ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden and film screening BomBom Butterflies and A Flight of Monarchs.

February 11th, 2015, Wednesday, at 6:30pm Manchester Garden Club at the Landing Restaurant ~  Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly Film screening and discussion. 

February 23, 2015, Monday, at 2:30pm Southport Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Beauty on the Wing ~ Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly. 

March 5th, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Essex Count Greenbelt Association ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden.

March 25, 2015, Wednesday, at 10:00 am. Marblehead Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Beauty on the Wing ~ Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly.

April 9th, Thursday, at 7pm. Ipswich Town and Country Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly Film screening and discussion.

April 29th, Wednesday, at 7:00pm. Hamilton-Wenham Public Library ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden.

October 14th, 2015, Wednesday, at 11:30 am. Nauset Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucusThe Pollinator Garden

Calendar of Events 2013

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. Noanett Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden

Thursday, January 17th at 6:45. Wollaston Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Butterfly Gardening

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013.  Plymouth Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Fragrant Garden.

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Rescheduled for June 6th. West Newbury Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Oh Garden of fresh Possibilities! Public Welcome.

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Village Garden Club of Andover ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden.

Monday, April 1st, 2013, 10:00 am – 12 noon. The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden. Location: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, West Bolyston.  Although this is a State Garden Club Federation event, everyone is welcome. Five dollar donation at the door requested, but not required. Refreshments are provided for all attendees to enjoy.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 11:00 am. Andover Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Fragrant Garden.

Monday, April 8th, 2013, 9:00 am till 2:00 pm. Andover Country Club. GCFM Program Workshop 2013.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Seaside Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities!

Monday, May 6th, 2013, 9:00 am till 2:00 pm. Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Hunnewell Building at Elm Bank. GCFM Program Worksop 2013.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 10:00 am. Groton Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden

Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 6:00 pm.  Willowdale Estate, Topsfield Massachusetts: Artist Spotlight Featuring Willowdale Garden Designer Kim Smith. 

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 12:30 pm. Wolfeboro New Hampshire Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Your Garden as Habitat.

Saturday, May 18th, 9:00 am to Noon. Plant Pick-Up Cape Ann Milkweed Project at Captain Joe and Sons, 95 East Main Street.

Sunday, May 19th at 3:00. Film Event at Christie Powell’s Home Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, at 7:00 pm. Southborough Open Land Foundation at the Southborough Public Library ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden. 

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 7:00 pm. West Newbury Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Public Welcome

Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Kim Smith Film Premiere Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly at the Cape Ann Community Cinema. Advance ticket purchase recommended.

July 1st through July 31st. Gloucester HarborWalk Semi-finalists Group Exhibit at the Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Avenue. Kim Smith, semi-finalist for the HarborWalk public call to art.

Saturday, July 13,  at 1:00pm and at 2:00pm  Kim Smith tour of the Gloucester HarborWalk Butterfly Gardens. To benefit the HarborWalk and Fishermen’s Wives memorial plantings.

July 1st through July 31st. Gloucester HarborWalk Semi-finalists Group Exhibit at the Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Avenue. Kim Smith, semi-finalist for the HarborWalk public call to art.

July 31, 2013 11:00am. Black Swallowtail Butterfly Children’s Program. Children’s Campus, Philips Andover.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 7-9 pm. Friendly Garden Club of Beverly at the Beverly Public Library ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7pm. Pepperell Garden Club at the Pepperell Senior Center ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden.

Calendar of Events 2012

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 10:30. Arlington Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden. Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church 74 Pleasant Street, Arlington

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 12:00. Cape Ann Chapter DAR ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Conservation

Memorial Day Weekend, 2012 ~  Pre-premiere of my new film “Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly.”  Keep posted for times!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Willowdale Estate, Topsfield Massachusetts. Artists Spotlight Featuring Kim Smith Film: “The Butterfly Garden at Willowdale Estate.” The Butterfly Garden at Willowdale serves as the background for an illustrated guide in how to create a garden for people and pollinators. When you plant for the pollinators, they will come!  

Sunday, August 12th, 2012 at 12 noon. Harbor Walk Gardens Dedication of Gus Foote Park with Mayor Kirk, US Congressional Representatives  John Tierney, Bruce Tarr, and Anne Margaret Ferrante. Kim Smith Guest Speaker about the butterfly gardens of the new Gloucester Harbor Walk.

Sunday, September 30th, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Close-Up Photography Workshop presented by Kim Smith at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Nature in Focus To Register 

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 9:00. Manchester-by-the-Sea Garden Club at Long Hill Garden, Beverly ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at 11:30. Stoneham Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Butterfly Gardening

Calender of Events ~ 2011 

Wednesday, April 13th, 12:00 The Gloucester Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Beauty on the Wing ~ Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly

New Date: Monday, April 18th 10:00 to 12:00 The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: The Pollinator Garden. Location: Espousal Center, Waltham. Although this is a state Garden Club Federation event, everyone is welcome.

Sunday, May 1st, 1:00 to 3:00 at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden ~  Kim Smith Workshop: Creating a Butterfly Garden. 

Sunday, May 22nd, 2:30 to 4:30, at Christie’s Place ~ Kim Smith Lecture: The Pollinator Garden 

Wednesday, May 25th, 1:00 to 5:00 ~  North Shore Garden Club presents C’est la Vie! at Willowdale Estate. Flower show event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, June 5th, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Beverly Farms ~ Children’s Monarch Butterfly Program.

Tuesday, June 7th, Willowdale Estate. Signature Event Begins at 4:00: Historic House and Garden Tour~ Come see the beauty of our butterfly courtyard garden, designed by Kim Smith.  Learn about the history of this special Arts and Crafts stone manse, from its beginnings as the private residence of Bradley Palmer through today. Experience the story and splendour of this magnificent historic home and garden. Admission is free. More information will be forthcoming.

Tuesday, July 12th, 10:00  Cape Ann Garden Club ~ Kim Smith Lecture and Slide Presentation: Beauty on the Wing ~ Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly.

Tuesday, July 19th, 9:30  Lil Sprouts ~ Children’s Monarch Butterfly Program.

Friday, July 22nd, 9:30 – 11:30  Pathways for Children ~ Children’s Monarch Butterfly Program.

Tuesday, July 26th Cape Ann TV Kids Video Club taping at 22 Plum Street ~ Butterfly Garden Tour

Wednesday, August 3rd, 10:00  Sawyer Free Library ~ Kim Smith Children’s Program: Butterflies of the World

Wednesday, October12th, 6:30 Lexington Field and Garden Club  Annual Meeting at the National Heritage Museum ~  The Pollinator Garden Thursday, November 3rd, 10:30 Amherst , NH Garden Club ~ Beauty on the Wing ~ Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly Thursday, November 3rd, 7:00 pm Friend Room at the Sawyer Free Library ~ Premiere Showing of  The Butterfly Garden at Willowdale Estate. 

American Lady Butterfly Nectaring at Korean Daisy

Calender of Events ~  Spring 2010

Sunday, May 2nd, 2:30pm at Christie’s Place. Butterfly Talk, Tea, and Plant Swap. R.S.V.P.

Monday, May 10th 9:30am at the Beverly Public Library: Guest speaker: Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities!

Tuesday, May 11th at the Arnold Arboretum.My class Your Garden as Habitat: May11, 18, 25, and June 1 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Saturday May 15th 9:00am Ipswich Garden Club. Plant and book sale. I will be signing books and available for ‘garden talk.’  ~ Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Saturday May 22nd 11:00am Wenham Museum. The Fragrant Path ~ lecture and slide presentation on creating a fragrant garden,in conjunction with the North Shore Design Show. Save the dates of Friday, June 4th through Saturday, June 5th for the first ever Cape Cod Rhododendron Festival and Garden Tours, presented by the Heritage Museums and Thornton W. Burgess Society of Sandwich, MA. I will be there both days with my book Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! and speaking about habitat gardening at 11:00 on Friday. Much more information and updates to follow. This promises to be a beautiful event. The March/April issue of Cape Cod View Magazine will be hitting the news stands soon and I and several garden writers will be featured in a story about gardening on the two “Capes.” April 11th at 6:30: Olivia’s Senior Recital at Boston University. Reception to follow. R.S.V.P. Cape Ann Magazine ~ look for my article about Sarah Hackett and Haiti Projects in the upcoming Spring 2010 issue. Please join me at the The Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show, which is held in Providence, in partnership with the Rhode Island Horticultural Society. I am having a book signing for Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! at a wonderful bookstore there, Other Tiger, at 1:00, on Saturday, February 20th. Renee from Renee’s Gardens is sending her new variety of Shirley Poppy seeds. I write quite a bit about Shirleys in Oh Garden. Appropriately titled Falling in Love, we will be giving away Renee’s seeds with the purchase of my book.I can’t wait for this event and early spring preview!! Sunday, February 28th at 12:30 pm: Guest speaker at the New England Landscape Design and History Association Career Exploration Day. Thursday, March 4th at 7:00 pm: Guest speaker at the Salem Garden Club.

8 thoughts on “Events

  1. susan goodchild

    Kim, Do you have a list and description of your lectures to Garden Clubs. I have started to look for speakers for the Cape Ann Garden Club for next summer. Thank you, Susan

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