National Garden Clubs, Inc.

National Headquarters & Member Services:

4401 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110-3492

Phone:  314-776-7574      Email:


NGC President

Gay Austin


Theme: Plant America

 NEGC Director

Suzanne Bushnell

Theme:  Planting the New England Victory Garden


Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.



Deb Ort




Bristol Garden Club

Organized July 25, 1928
Federated July 1930
Incorporated December 2011


May 2019-2020 



    Pam Delaney    

1st Vice President:

Gail Burmeister     

Recording Co-Secretaries:

  Linda Sheehan    

Corresponding Secretary:

  Karen Kestenberg   


   Vera Bowen


 Linda Sheehan


 Kathy Thomas

November 13 Heirloom Tea

Speaker: Margaret Whitehead, Blithewold Curator

12:30-2:45 Blithewold

Members and guests can begin by enjoying an informative display of members’ heirloom and culturally diverse garments on the Breakfast Porch. Margaret Whitehead, Curator of Blithewold’s collections, will then discuss the extensive examples of vintage clothing and apparel maintained by the historic estate; and will offer specific suggestions to attendees on the preservation of heirloom and historically valuable garments. Following Margaret’s presentation, members and guests will enjoy a bountiful afternoon tea in the dining room. Tickets $35 Limited seating.   Questions

Send checks payable to Bristol Garden Club 

to Vera Bowen 11 Dolly Dr Bristol, RI 02809