Sebascodegan Garden Club
An informal group of people interested in gardening in a coastal
environment, in regional history, and in historic preservation.
Formed in the 1960's to restore and maintain the historic East
Harpswell Baptist Church, to "promote the beautification of the
Town", and to share garden information.
Applied for and received listing of the Church on the National
Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Oversaw the transfer of deed from the Trustees of the Church to
the Harpswell Historical Society in 2009.
Monthly meetings on first Thursdays
Speakers, illustrated topics, mostly in private homes
Gardening craft workshops and demonstrations
Field trips to nurseries, arboretums, museums, usually followed
by lunch at a local restaurant
Vesper Service at the Historic East Harpswell Baptist Church in
Ice cream social in February
Spring plant sale
oversees the lease of the East Harpswell Baptist Church for
community functions such as weddings, christenings, memorials.
For Reservations call 729-8084.
The Club advises the Historical Society on needed maintenance of
the Church building and helps defray costs.
The Club offers green gardening tips for coastal gardening in
cooperation with the Harpswell Conservation Commission's "Save Our
$5.00 annually, payable to:
"Sebascodegan Garden Club"
Send check to:
166 Neils Point Road
Harpswell, ME 04079
welcome at any Club meeting
with prior notification to a member of the Program Committee:
Madeleine Ashe 725-4242
Peggy Logan 725-5083
will receive the Club Program
and a free copy of "Gardening Tips for Harpswell"
Available Literature from the Sebascodegan
Fall Garden Tips, from Friends of Casco
Harpswell Conservation Commission:
Gardening to Conserve
Maine's Native Landscape,
from University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service
Garden Club Encourages Natives in The Garden
Recommends Two Books
Download here (pdf)
Some websites pertinent to gardening in Harpswell:
Harpswell is surrounded by water. Everyone lives or
gardens within a mile of the sea. To protect our marine resources we
must reduce our use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides with the goal
of being free of them in the future.
Harpswell has very limited fresh ground water. We promote the
judicious use of water in the landscape and the use of less thirsty
plants and native species.