February 2011 Sweeps

The February sweeps were well subscribed and the results beautiful!  Thank you to all that entered in the Horticulture and Flower Arranging classes.  Go to the Activities tab across the top of this page, scroll down to Photo Gallery and click to see all the wonderful entries.  We hope for even more participation at our April meeting.  There will be Photography sweeps as well as Hort and Flower Arranging.  We look forward to a big turnout!    

Update on Irwin Park

To see current photos of Irwin Park and the new Children’s Maze, go to the Activities tab and click on Photo Gallery.  Then click on thumbmail for Irwin Park and Maze.  Photos are courtesy of Shelley Emery and Linda Aysseh.  Thanks for sharing them with us!

History of Irwin Park, by Gill Foster

John N. Irwin II who married Jane Watson (daughter of the founder of IBM) inherited the present house at 848 Weed Street in 1957. He was an Ambassador to France 1973/74. His children John Irwin III and Nancy Irwin were brought up at 848 Weed Street. John told us of all his happy memories growing up on the property. His mother Nancy Watson Irwin founded the perennial garden at the New York Botanical Garden. Hence his love of flowers and his wish for the club to keep Irwin park as beautiful open space for all to enjoy.     Continue Reading →