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First Garden Club Meeting Attracts 550 NED JUN 1 1938 Intensive Program Opens At Union; Marked By Variety EXHIBITS NOTABLE General business and reports occupied the members of the Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan this morning, more than 550 men and women gathering in the Michigan Union for the opening session this morning of the seventh annual meeting of the clubs. . Inspection of exhibits at the Union was an important interest, and after luncheon at the Union, the visitors were to tour the campus before the lecture and tea at the Horace H. Rackham building. There other notable exhibits were prepared, of rare books from the University's collection, of works on gardening and on flowers, of Japanese flower arrangements, and of current horticultural books. Mrs. Charles A. Sink is chairman of the tea. If the weather is favorable tomorrow, the day's events will open with breakfasts from 7 to 8:30 at homes in the area of the Nichols arboretum. These will be followed by classes in the arboretum, all groups starting from the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Inglis on Highland Rd. and ending at the peony gardens. Moody To Conduct Class Charles L. Moody, superintendent of the arboretum, will conduct a class in the propagation of woody plants and vines at the arboretum greenhouse. Hostess cars will pick up the members of this group at about 9:30. A field trip demonstrating landscape material, will be conducted by Prof. Harlow Whittemore, director of the arboretum and chairman of the department of landscape design. The trip will conclude at the azalea plantings, where the class will be taken by bus to the peonies. Wild flowers and native shrubs will be studied by a group directed by Prof. Mary Goddard of the Michigan State Normal college. This trip will take the members to the arboretum greenhouse. There they will meet the other groups, including the one taking a bird walk with Dr. Frank N. Wilson as the teacher. Coffee To Be Served After the visit to the peony gardens, the company will be taken by bus to Geddes Heights, where coffee will be served at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Diack, Dr. and Mrs. A. C. Furstenberg, Prof. and Mrs. Hugo P. Thieme, Mr. and Mrs. Ira M. Smith and Dr. and Mrs. Harley A. Haynes. In case of rain, the breakfasts will be cancelled, and the morning's program will begin at 9:30 with an illustrated lecture on “New and Hardier Plant Material” given by Prof. Whittemore at the Horace H. Rackham building. A business meeting will be held from 11 to 12 o'clock in the Michigan League and luncheon will be served in the League ballroom at 12 o'clock. The Ypsilanti Garden club is the luncheon hostess group, and the interest will center upon the report of the conservation committee by its chairman, Mrs. F. A. Votey of Grand Rapids. Mrs. Bingham To Speak Back to the Horace H. Rackham building, the company will go at 1:30 for an illustrated lecture by Mrs. Marjorie Bingham of Cranbrook institute of science, on "The Plant World at Cranbrook Institute of Science." Garden visiting will be the special privilege of the delegates from 2:30 to 4 o'clock. In addition to the three big estates opened to the visitors for the day, of the Inglises, the Alex Dows, and the Harry Boyd Earharts, town gardens also will be open and garden club visitors will be received at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Davis at 1816 Hermitage Rd.; of Mrs. Clement W. Gill, 1710 Cambridge Rd.; of Prof. and Mrs. Bradley M. Patten, 2126 Highland Rd.; of Dr. and Mrs. Norman F. Miller, 3063 Geddes Rd.; and at Eavescote, the home of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Sellew, at 2122 Hill St. Tea To Be Climax The climax of tomorrow's events will be the tea for which Mr. and Mrs. Earhart have invited the convention to the Meadows, their home on Geddes Rd. At this time, a plant sale will be conducted by the Ypsilanti club, for the benefit of the Federation Bulletin, and the properties used in decoration and for the convention will be sold also. Mrs. E. B. Mains and her committee have charge of collecting these articles after the meetings, and placing them on sale. This will conclude the convention proper, but a third optional day has been planned, for which many will remain. This will take them to the University forest preserves in the area around Ann Arbor and Dexter.