Linden Garden Club
 of Pinewild
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                                                                 CALENDAR DATES






                                          Procedures Old and New:

Meetings at Pinewild Country Club

When we meet at the Pinewild Club House we will follow the procedures we used last year. Send an email to

Diane Anello will monitor this email address and take your reservation.

Off-site meetings and special events / workshops:

When a luncheon or event requires payment in advance, your payment is your reservation.  These payments will be made by using the Linden Garden Club box located in the ladies locker room at the club house. Make check out to Linden Garden Club.


Our meeting dates are listed on this page. You will also receive an email reminder each month.   Reservations to attend the meetings and/or lunch can be made by email (preferred) to: or by phone at 420-2032 by Monday of the week of the event to make your luncheon reservation. This date enables Diane Anello to get an accurate count for the Chef. Please note that you must notify Diane in your email if you will attend the meeting, but are not staying for lunch. ALSO, please note that you should receive an email or phone call confirming that we received your RSVP within a few days of your email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please get in touch with Diane promptly!

In the event that you make a luncheon reservation and find that you are unable to attend, you must cancel 48 hours in advance to avoid being charged for the lunch. Husbands and guests are always welcome to attend the meetings. If you are bringing a guest, please tell Diane when making your reservations.  

Luncheon fee is $15.00 for 2019-2020.




   Calendar Dates & Guest Speakers


Thursday, September 12th, 2019 Pinewild Country Club 10:00 AM

Thursday, October 17, 2019 Pinewild Country Club 10:00 AM

Thursday, November 21, 2019 Pinewild Country Club 10:00 AM

Thursday, December 12, 2019 Mid-Pines Inn & Golf Club 11:00 AM

Thursday, January 30, 2020 Pinewild Country Club 10:00 AM

Thursday, February 20, 2020 Pinewild Country Club 10:00 AM

Thursday, March 13th or March 20th, 2020 Pinewild Country Club 10:00 AM

Thursday, April 16, 2020 Pinewild Country Club 10:00 AM

 May - Annual Bus Trip!

Thursday, June 18, 2020 June Luncheon at Weymouth  11:00 AM


    Please be patient as the Calendar Page is a work in progress throughout the summer months. We will be adding almost daily so check back closer to the end of the summer for the most complete Calendar of Events.  The dates for each month's meeting are posted above so you can put them on your own personal calendar.

2019-2020 Programs



When: Thursday,  September 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Where: Pinewild Country Club

Guest Speaker: Jesse Wimberley
Longleaf Pine Project Coordinator at Sandhills Area Land Trust (SALT)
(Merged with Three Rivers Land Trust (TRLT) in July 

Jesse Wimberley is the Long Leaf Pine Project Coordinator at the Sandhills Area Land Trust – SALT.  The mission of SALT is to protect land and water, natural open space, and farmland in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. The purpose in doing so is to maintain the beauty of the area, to benefit wildlife, to help ensure a healthy environment, and to leave this heritage to future generations of Sandhills residents.  SALT’s Vision is to protect the natural heritage of the Sandhills for future generations.

To learn more about SALT/TRLT check out their web sites: or

Asparagus Soup
1/2 Sandwich/Toasted Ham and Cheese on Russian Rye
Homemade Potato Chips
Dessert:  Lemon Tart
Coffee and Tea


      When: Thursday October 17, 2019
        Time: 10:00 AM
         Where: Pinewild Country Club

Guest Speaker:  Karen Frye
Owner of Nature's Own in Southern Pines

Karen is the owner of Nature’s Own in Southern Pines.  She will share information on CBD, short for Cana ba dial.  It is NOT pot, there is no "high" and many people are finding medicinal benefits.  CBD is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis. These products are made with Hemp and are currently all the rage; lotions, oil, soap, etc.  

         Karen opened Nature's Own in 1987.  She was the only employee back then. She has three daughters, two of them currently work with Karen at the store.  Karen tells us: "I love what I do and have never felt like it was work.  I love helping people find their way to better health."

A SPECIAL EVENT! (not a monthly meeting presentation)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th 10:30 AM 

Friday, October 25th
Holly Room of the Pinewild Country Club
 10:30 AM

$10.00 made out to Linden Garden Club for the pumpkin and flowers
All materials will be supplied



    Guest Speaker: Dee Johnson
  When:  Thursday, November 21, 2019
      Time:  10:00 AM
     Where:  Pinewild Country Club

Waldorf Salad
1/2 Turkey Sandwich with Spinach and Cranberry Spread
Dessert:  Walnut Tart
Coffee and Tea

 Dee Johnson has retired from the Sandhills Horticultural Center where she was the coordinator for the landscape department from 2002 -2018.  She will share the history of the  Horticultural Gardens at SCC.  Dee has worked and been affiliated with the "green" industry for over thirty years. She is a graduate of Sandhills, as well as St. Andrews Presbyterian College and N.C. State University. Dee was also the Continuing Education Instructor at Sandhills Community College from 1979 to 2002.  She is a Carolina Certified Plant Professional and enjoys gardening both at work and home.   

Did you know that there are thirteen themed gardens within the Horticultural Gardens?  Check out their web site to learn more:





     When:  Thursday, December 12, 2019

        Time:  11:00 AM  (please note time)
         Where:  Mid-Pines Inn & Golf Club (Terrace Room)
                1010 Midland Road Southern Pines, NC       

      Price is $35.00 

Make check out to Linden Garden Club and put in the Lock Box at Clubhouse

Your check is your reservation and please note menu selection on check!


Mid-Pines will provide a beautiful setting for our annual holiday luncheon in which we enjoy great food and good cheer with our members!


  The meetings listed below are from last year. We will remove them once we have confirmed meetings for the particular months.     

    When:  Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time:  10:00 AM

  Where:  Pinewild Country Club

Dr. Mike Rowland, master gardener. retired Chief of Surgery at First Health, and former Head of First Health Cancer Center, will speak on the magnesium deficiencies in our soil, food and bodies.  He will explain how this deficiency is behind most of our health problems.



   When:  Thursday, February 21, 2019

       Time:  10:00 AM
   Where: Pinewild Country Club

Jennifer Riley from Southern Pines Landscaping will give a presentation on which plants are preferred, which plants are invasive and how to properly prune your plants.  If Jennifer's name sounds familiar, she is the landscape liasion to the Pinewild 
Property Association's Architectural Review Board.  Jennifer is sure to provide some great guidelines for keeping our properties healthy and beautiful! 

The wonderful Power Point Presentation can be seen by clicking the site below!

9.8 MB




                               When:  Thursday, March 21, 2019
                                         Time:  10:00 AM
   Where:  Administration Building at First Health Hospice & Palliative Care
TO CAR POOL: Meet in the Clubhouse parking lot at 9:15 am. All cars must leave the parking lot by 9:30 am. FirstHealth Hospice is located at 251 Campground Road, West End (turn right off of 15/501 when driving about one mile past Pinehurst #6.

THE MEETING starts promptly at 10:00 am in the Administration Building with a presentation by Susan Zanetti and Sue Mitchell, Master Gardeners, followed by a walking tour of the gardens.  Wear comfortable shoes!
We will hear a presentation on the development and workings of the Hospice garden.  This young garden has blossomed in growth and is now a hidden gem in the Sandhills. Susan will also lead us in a tour of the garden where (if Mother Nature cooperates) there will be 2000 daffodils in bloom. 

BUFFET LUNCH catered by Panera Bread in the Administration Building after the tour includes sandwiches, salads, chips, cookies, and beverages.

COST of lunch is $15.00 - make check payable to Linden Garden Club, and put it in our lock box.

DEADLINE FOR LUNCH RESERVATIONS IS MARCH 16TH.   Your check is your reservation.  We cannot accommodate members or guests without reservations.

will be open for us!

                           "OUR LOCAL BIRD POPULATION"                


                                When: Thursday, April 18, 2019
                                           Time:  10:00 AM
                                Where: Pinewild Country Club

Mark Prinz, an educator and assistant park ranger at Weymouth State Park will be doing a presentation on our "local birds" that we find in our gardens and yards. 

Mark holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Virginia Tech as well as a Master's Degree in Biology from Old Dominion University with a concentration in behavioral ecology.  He has done research in bay-area ecosystems along with consulting work for the FDA.


Currently, Mark is based at the Weymouth State Park as an assistant park ranger and educator for the NC Park Systems.  Mark is currently President of the Sandhills Natural History Society.

Catherine Jones also has a special surprise presentation for us in April, entitled "Mug Up for April!"  Interest piqued?  Scroll down and get the scoop!




       Ladies, Let’s have some fun at our April 18th Meeting!

Buy some flowers or pick flowers from your garden and fill a mug with Spring color!

Bring your mug to our April meeting. Nina and Nora will be there to place your flowers on a display table.

Be sure to include a name card with your name, so we can compliment each other!

                                 “Mug Up” is an Irish expression.

     In Ireland, to be invited to “Mug Up” is considered to be the height of good hospitality!
"This activity idea is courtesy of the Chapel Hill Garden Club"

                                       ANNUAL BUS TRIP!  
             Lavender Oaks Farm (Lunch & Learn) & Niche Gardens
                               When:  Thursday, May 16, 2019
              Meet at clubhouse parking lot at 8:30 am to board the bus!

                                  "JUNE LUNCHEON AT WEYMOUTH"      
                                        (Farewell for the Summer)


                                     When:  Thursday, June 18, 2019
                                                Time:  11:00 AM
                                       Where:  Weymouth Center

Our annual "POT LUCK" luncheon and installation of our new officers for 2020-2021.  Weymouth Center provides just the perfect setting for our last
get-together until we meet again in September. 

Join us for wine, appetizers, salads, desserts and great comaraderie!





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