By Laura Eisener
The Saugus Garden Club had a field trip Sept. 13 to Pettengill Farm on Ferry Road in Salisbury, where they were welcomed by Doug with a private tour of the beautiful display gardens, gift barn, 14 greenhouses and the cottage of landscape designer Mary Ann Fitzgerald. This historic heritage flower farm has been in the same family since 1972. Three generations live in the main farmhouse, and other relatives live on the land nearby. Many club members returned with intriguing plants for their own gardens. The club members then proceeded to Michael’s Harborside steak and seafood restaurant in Newburyport on Tournament Wharf.
The club ended the day with a stop at Colby Farm Stand in Newbury before heading back to Saugus.
On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Saugus Garden Club held its first meeting of the fall at St. John’s Church. Before the start of the meeting, some members toured Saugus’ Community Garden located behind the rectory of St. John’s at 5:30 p.m. The meeting featured guest speaker Julie Mangnan, manager of Malden’s Community Gardens