The Bedford Garden Club, founded in 1927, is among the oldest active garden clubs in Ohio. Dedicated to community service, the Club will celebrate its 90th anniversary with special events and projects throughout the year.

The club will host its annual plant sale May 12 and 13 at the Ellenwood Recreation Center, 124 Ellenwood Ave. in Bedford. It will feature member's heirloom perennials, seedlings, shrubs, and vegetables including the "Bedford Boy" tomato. There are also perennials, annuals, herbs, and flowers from local nurseries.

The June 17 Garden & Art Tour features some of loveliest gardens in Bedford, paired with local artists who will be displaying their work. Some will be working on a new piece while in the gardens. Paintings, metal sculpture, woodcarvings, pottery, jewelry or garden ornaments will be available for sale. Tickets are $10, or $7 for club members. See for more information.

The club will be participating in Bedford's July 4th parade with a design created by local artist and Bedford Garden Club member, Brenda Junkin. It is also proceeding with design plans for an art installation at a site to be announced at a later date. When complete, the project will add to the many historical buildings and places of interest in Bedford as well as the many other sites where the Club maintains gardens behind the Bedford Historical Museum, or plantings for the rotunda beds at City Hall, the Civil War Monument on Bedford Commons, Babyland at Bedford Cemetery, or the Union Street Bridge.

The Bedford Garden Club ends the gardening season and their 90th anniversary year with a Sept. 21 dinner gala at the Birchwood Party Center. Entertainment will include a narration of the club's history coupled with music of the period by pianist, Marshall Griffith and vocalist, Barbara KnightThe public is invited to attend.

The Bedford Garden Club meets the third Thursday of most months March through November at the Ellenwood Recreation Center, often outdoors when weather allows. The public is invited to join for interesting programs, refreshments, and fellowship of local gardeners.

For questions, contact clubs president Joyce Daunch at 440-232-8111 or by email at