The members of the Ballston Spa House and Garden Club are involved in the following ongoing community projects.  Additional details on this year's events are reflected on the Upcoming Events page.

Maintenance of the Plant-It-Pink garden and the Garden of Learning at the Ballston Spa Public Library, and the upper garden at the Jim Tedisco Fitness Trail at the Old Iron Spring in Ballston Spa: Annually, the club provides plantings and mulch at these gardens; and members pitch in to weed, water, and plant at all locations.  

The Plant-It-Pink garden was created in 2010 in honor of and in memory of those who lives have been affected by breast cancer.  A decorative trellis at the garden denotes the names of friends and relatives remembered by club members and members of the community who purchased a starter plant for the original garden.   

The Garden of Learning at the rear of the library was created by the club in 2014.  Club members continue to maintain the site and add plants as needed.  A permanent sign is planned for this year.  

The upper garden at the top of the Front Street stairs of the Jim Tedisco Fitness Trail is a fully New York Native garden, meaning that only flowers and plants that are native to New York State are planted at the site. Club members continue to work on security upgrades and new plantings.  

Arbor Day celebration.  Annually on the last weekend in April, club members plant a tree or shrub at a designated location in or near the Village of Ballston Spa to commemorate Arbor Day in America.  

Annual plant sale.  Beginning in April and through mid-May, club members sell orders for geraniums, petunias, and sweet potato vines.  This annual fund raiser is the main source of funds for the programs listed on this page.  

National Garden Week celebration:  In early June, to celebrate National Garden Week, club members host the weekly Stories and Activities session for preschoolers ages 3-5 at the Ballston Spa Public Library.  A club member reads one or more garden-themed stories to the children and their parents.  The books are donated by the club to the library.  The reading is followed by a garden-themed craft session.       

Food Pantry Donations: Club members regularly bring food pantry items to designated meetings.  The food is donated to the food pantry at the Christ Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa. 

Youth Scholarships:  The club sponsors the following two annual scholarships to Ballston Spa School District students: a $350 one-week summer residence campership at Lake Colby Environmental Education Camp in Saranac Lake, New York; and a $100 award to a Ballston Spa High School graduating senior who is entering the field of horticulture or environmental science.         

Ballston Spa Holiday Celebration: During the first week of December, club members make holiday decorations that are placed on public buildings in the Village of Ballston Spa. Club members also march in the annual Ballston Spa Village Holiday Parade.  

- Horticultural Therapy: Club members create a craft/gardening project with residents of the Saratoga Center for Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care in Ballston Spa.  
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