David Slawson – Japanese Garden presentation at 4/9 meeting

Our April meeting will feature the presentation “Evoking Native Landscape Using Japanese Garden Principles.” Dr. David Slawson of Seven Hills will be the speaker. He is one of America’s foremost landscape artists trained in the Japanese tradition. Among his creations is the Japanese Garden at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Brooklyn Fire Station, 8400 Memphis Avenue, Brooklyn, Ohio 44144.

Learn more about Dr. Slawson online at SlawsonCreations.com. See a brief video preview of our evening’s program at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCBu_4q0Pls

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2019 Plant Sale is May 18th – Save the Date

Our annual plant sale will be Saturday, May 18th, 2019 from 9pm to 2pm. in the Brooklyn Senior Community Center, 7727 Memphis Ave, Brooklyn. The sale will be open to the public. There is plenty of parking and the sale is indoors so weather is not a factor.

For sale will be professionally grown perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables. Large selections of plants including selections appropriate for containers and window boxes, for sun and shade. Join us rain or shine and fill your garden with color and scent.

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Mel Hauser, Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, at March 12, 2019 meeting

Our first meeting of 2019 will feature a presentation about Healthy Backyards by Mel Hauser from Good Nature Organic Lawn Care.

Plan to attend if you are interested in:

  • the use of common lawn and garden chemicals and the risks they
    pose to our people, pets, wildlife, water and natural environment
  • how to have healthy lawns and vibrant gardens without using
    dangerous chemicals

Mel is Good Nature’s Outreach Coordinator and a popular speaker to advocacy groups on topics of concern for a healthy environment. Expect a lively and interactive presentation with Mel’s real life experiences and anecdotes to help us understand how to be better stewards of the earth…starting in our own backyards. A great opportunity to sort through the myths and marketing jargon common with the word “organic.” Mel is a lifetime resident of Northeast Ohio, currently residing in Brook Park. He has served on the Rocky River Watershed board since 2011, striving to protect our environment for future generations.

Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, since 1999. Based in Independence.

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Kurtz Bros., Inc. to present at Oct. 2018 meeting

Laurel Garden Club
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Fire Station Community Room
8400 Memphis Avenue, Brooklyn 44144

Peter Zappola, Kurtz Bros. Inc., will give a presentation on the company’s landscape products for yards and gardens. As time permits we will cover materials for bioswales and rain gardens.

Since 1974 Kurtz Bros., Inc. has been a leading supplier of landscape materials to professionals and homeowners. The company prides itself on “caring for Ohio’s environment and natural resources.” It is in the vanguard of the “green industry” with innovative reclamation and waste-to-reuse solutions.


Brooklyn Fall Fest 2018 is Saturday, Sept. 29

Stop by our booth at Fall Fest!
Sat., Sept. 29
Free Admission! Noon to 6pm. Activities both inside & outside for the whole family. Bake Sale & handmade craft show inside the Senior Center. Outside food trucks & children’s activities. Parking across the street at the recreation center with a free shuttle to the activities.

Brooklyn Veterans Memorial Park
7619 Memphis Avenue, 44144 (behind City Hall)

Superhero Food Truck
Swenson’s Food Truck
Brooklyn Boosters dogs and burgers
Kettle corn
Funnel cakes, lemonade, Philly cheesesteaks, french fries, fried desserts
Polaris Culinary students made desserts to share!

Fall crafts inside the Senior Center (along with the Brooklyn Historical Society and Laurel Garden Club)

Home Depot craft for kids

Hayrides, Face painting, Magic Mike balloons, Candy guessing, Bounce House, Friends and neighbors!

2017 Garden Club of Ohio Awards — Laurel GC honored!

Presented to Laurel Garden Club at the 90th Annual Garden Club of Ohio Convention 2018 in Cincinnati:

Blue Star Memorial Award – Second
Gold Star Memorial Award – First
Blue Star Memorial Landscaping Award – First
Gold Star Memorial Landscaping Award – First



Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium 9/21/18

The Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium
Friday, September 21, 2018
OSU’s Wooster campus

This full day program explores the importance of increasing natural diversity and ecological resilience. The 4th annual symposium brings together 6 regional and national experts to increase your knowledge of pollinators, native plants, pesticide usage, and planting designs that are robust, diverse, and harmonious.

Held at the Wooster Campus Conference Center at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the 4th Annual Cleveland Pollinator & Native Plant Symposium will focus on shifting traditional horticultural practices to designing landscapes for beauty, biodiversity, and ecological benefits.

The all-day symposium includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Free parking on-campus.
Find the full event schedule and register online:

Audience: landscape architects, designers, educators, master gardeners, homeowners, naturalists, and anyone eager to learn about creating pollinator and wildlife habitats that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also form an ecologically valuable alliance.