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President's Message

With the song of the birds for pardon

And the joy of the flowers for mirth

One is nearer God's heart in a garden

Than anywhere else on earth.


What does a Garden Club do? It brings together people who share a common love of flowers, shrubs and vegetables. And so, we have an exciting year planned for our members with educational programs, community outreach and workshops continuing our focus on the beauty of nature, horticulture, and environmental responsibility. We think we can all agree we joined to meet new people, learn, and give back to our community. We both look forward to getting to know all our members better and working with each of you. With acknowledgment of past successes and in anticipation of future accomplishments we welcome new ideas from our members to expand our goals and objectives and most of all have fun! Two for the price of one!

A little bit about us. I am pleased to be working alongside Marie to lead VGCD in the coming year; I look forward to the challenge and partnership. With the knowledge and experience of the clubs’ members, I anticipate a fun and successful tenure! My roots may not have always been on the Cape, but my heart has been ever since my husband, children and I began vacationing here over 15 years ago. I had a career in art and music and then ventured into the legal profession. I think these interests will serve me well in my new role. - Bethany

I also look forward to working with Bethany this year. I consider myself a city girl. Growing up in South Boston and not having any kind of yard, my early years were spent on the beach. I have fond memories of my aunt tending her small but bountiful flower garden. My married life sent me to Western Mass with an acre of land! While raising children and working as manager of the Majestic Theater in West Springfield, I slowly started tending my own garden. In 2008 we moved to our summer house in West Dennis. And now I have a small backyard like my aunt with a cutting of her rose bush that is now flourishing. - Marie

Bethany Gaita
Marie Susen

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