The Dogwood Circle of the Lock Haven Garden Club was established in 1960, and maintains the gardens at the Triangle across from the Post Office and  at the Civil War Monument in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. The club meets monthly at members' homes to learn more about gardening, plants and flower arranging, and occasionally embarks on gardening related excursions.  We schedule planting and clean up days throughout the growing season and every one has assigned weeks for  weeding and maintenance.

 We welcome new members! Email us below!


We thank the Clinton County Foundation for funding the care and maintenance of these City gardens.


The Triangle on Main Street


The Civil War Monument at the “5-way lights”



2017 Program

“Going Native”

Highlighting a Native Plant each Month

All programs start at 6:30 pm unless noted

Please start pressing flowers for our November Program


March 1: “Native Plants: What & Why” presented by JoAnn Bowes, at JoAnn’s house. Native Plant: Trillium


April 5: “Celery Rose Painting: Creative T-shirt stamping.” At the Poorman Gallery, 352 E. Water St., next to the Heisey Museum. Native Plant: Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium) Pam is hostess.


May 3: “Special Event Place Settings” at Marion’s house. Please bring flowers and materials to set up a place setting. Native Plant: Polygonatum Biflorum (Solomon’s Seal)


June 7: “Little Arrangement-Big Fun” at Hazel’s house. Please bring one or more miniature arrangements. Native Plant: Baptisia Australis (Blue Wild Indigo)


July 5; 5:30  Time change! Tour the Wayne Township Nature Park.  Meet at the Park at 5:30. Retire to Mary’s house for refreshments and meeting. Native Plant: Aquilegia Canadensis (Columbine).


August 2: 5:00 Time change! “Migration Patterns of the Monarch Butterfly: Tour butterfly gardens of Jessica Hosley.  Retire to Judy’s house for meeting and refreshments. Native Plant: Asclepias Tuberosa (Butterfy Weed)


September 6: “Kokedama: the Art of Japanese Hanging Gardens” at Sherry’s Mill Hall house. Native Plant: Phlox Paniculata (Summer Phlox)


October 4: 3:30 Time change!  Tour of the Penn State Arboretum. Please meet at 3:30 for carpooling.  Dinner at a nearby restaurant.  Native Plant: Rudbeckia Fulgida (Black-eyed Susan).  Svitlana is hostess.


November 1: “Pressed flowers décor workshop” at Zonda’s house. Native Plant: Monarda (Bee Balm)


December 6:  Bring a holiday arrangement for a “Yankee Swap.”  Pam’s house. Native Plant: Dicentra Eximia (Wild Bleeding Heart)

October Meeting

We toured the Penn State Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, marveling at the 85 different seasonal plants, the variety of trees and perennials, the collections of mums and gourds, the masses of color, the carefully planned paths and enjoyed the Children’s Garden with its “cave,” “stream” and “mountains.”


Susan, JoAnn, Judy, Hazel, Mary and Svitlana

Little did we know what surprise the wreath held!

Do you see it escaping?

We loved the pattern of the gourds in the wreath.


(And did you find the chipmunk?)

Stunning potted arrangements and collections of gourds of all sizes and shapes, held together with grapevine.

Seasonal flowers in bright shades line the walkways.  The dahlias were stunning!


Our senses were bombarded with the never-ending displays of collections, colors, textures, shapes and sizes.

Above Left:  Mums and Kale

Above Right: mums, squash, pumpkins and corn stalks in a raised bed

Left: close up a a leaf

November’s Meeting: Zonda’s house 6:30

Bring your picture frames, pressed flowers and any materials you think you might need to make our pressed flower offerings for the Festival of the Trees, which will be held on November 11.  We will have velvet and spray adhesive.