Cultivating Community” 

Welcome to Wollaston Garden Club's Web Site!

 

Located in Quincy, Massachusetts and founded in 1927 we are currently celebrating our 88th year. We presently have 109 members including men and women gardeners of all ages, abilities and interests, from novice to master gardener.

We are members of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc (www.gcfm.org) and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (www.gardenclub.org). 

Most of our educational programs and meetings are open to the community. Member’s programs include field trips and workshops in floral design and horticulture. Our civic beautification committee maintains a number of public sites in the city of Quincy, and our conservation committee is actively involved in projects preserving the environment in our city. 

We encourage local gardeners interested in joining our club to attend a meeting or two, and read the club By-Laws, membership responsibilities and other pertinent information located in the Members section of this site. 

Our mailing address: Wollaston Garden Club, PO Box 147, Wollaston, MA 02170

Upcoming Events

 

 

May 19, 2016, Thursday 11:45AM

Landscaper, Designer and Photographer Carol Julien presents "Hope Floats on White"  The White Garden

Members only

 

May 21 - PLANT SALE - 9:30AM - 12:30PM

Wollaston Congregational Church

 

 

 

Spring Plant Sale - May 21st

Come join the Wollaston Garden Club for their annual Spring Plant Sale

 

May 21st

 

9:30AM - 12:30PM

 

Wollaston Congregrational Church

 

 

Our club members have been busy potting hundreds of perenials for the sale.  Many great plants and garden ready vegetables plants will be available.

 

Wollaston Congragtional Church

48 Winthrop Street

Quincy

April 2016

The Tri-Club meeting in May featured Floral Designer Tony Todesco, "It Happens to be Spring."  Tony is a National Garden Club's Master Flower Show Judge and Design Consultant.  Tony created 6 beautiful and colorful centerpieces, using unique plant materials and creative designs.

 

Thank you to the members of the Houghs Neck Garden Club and Seaside Gardeners of Squantum for attending the Tri-Club Meeting.

 

Head hostess Janet Lynch, Susan Lynch and their assistants presented an incredible food spread with buffet table arrangement by Marie Ricci and table arrangements by Suzanne West.

 

http://www.stowflowers.net/about_us.php

March 2016

Sharon Rosensweig presented "Begonias in All Their Diversity"  Sharon is President of the Buxton Branch of the American Begonia Society, meeting the first Saturday of the month at The Goodnow Library in Sudbury.  Sharon, a two time Libby Stevenson Award winner for Best Specimen Plant Grown Under Lights at the Boston Flower Show, brought a variety of her begonias to view.  

 

Sharon spoke about the large variety of begonias and the various ways to propagate the plant.  In addition, she gave her tips on caring for begonias; watering, fertilization, pruning, potting, light and shade, and temperature and humidity.

 

Head Hostess Emily Lebo and her team provided a St Patricks themed luncheon with beautiful buffet floral arrangement by Marie Blanchard and table arrangements by Linda Della Croce.  Thank you to everyone who brought in houseplants for our horticultural exhibit.

 

 

Resource Web Sites

www.buxtonbegonia.org

 

www.bradsbegoniaworld.com

 

www.awaytogarden.com

 

www.begonias.org

 

www.finegardening.com

 

Safford Park Project - Daffodils now in Bloom!

In 2013 the Wollaston Hill Neighborhood Association (WHNA) along with Walter Hubley, then Vice President of the WHNA submitted an application for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding for the preservation of a passive neighborhood park known as Safford Park.  The association was awarded funding to preserve the passive nature of the park, and provide for improvements that enhance its use by the community for leisure, activities, and welcoming community assembly.

 

 

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February 2016

Paul Split, a popular writer, lecturer and gourmet cook gave a lively and entertaining lecture entitled “Plan it, Plant it, Pick it and Prepare it”.  His program covered all aspects of planning the garden in terms of selecting the type of plants to include, placement of each type, and the care needed for each.  He ended the program by making a salad dressing which was then served to all club members over a salad that Paul had brought.  Paul gave each attendee a bag containing his own preparation of “Split Mix soil”, two 4” pots and three packets of vegetable, herb or flower seeds.  

 

Head hostess Lisa Tavakoli and her team provided a beautiful and tasty Valentine’s day spread complete with hot chocolate, heart shaped cookies and a variety of other delicious and eye-catching treats.  Lisa also shared her collection of antique Valentine’s day cards arranged on the table, perfectly showcasing the lovely floral arrangement designed by Zoe Antonopoulos.

January 2016 Meeting

Ellen Sousa, owner of Turkey Hill Brook Farm in Spencer presented "Pollinators and Pollination, Why it Matters."  Ellen is an author, speaker and a garden coach.  Diversity in the garden was the theme of the night to ensure a pollinator friendly landscape.  For more information, Ellen is the author of The Green Garden - A New England guide to planting and maintaining the eco-friendly habitat garden.

 

Thanks to the club members that brought in houseplants for the horticulture exhibit.  

Marie Ricci provided the beautiful buffet flower arrangement.  Deborah Orman and her assistants provided lots of sweet treats to warm up the night.

 

Good Web Sites

www.THBFarm.com

www.bugguide.net

www.discoverlife.org

Our Mission:

  • Promote and encourage the love of gardening, the study of horticulture, and the development of floral and landscape design skills.
  • Aid in the protection and conservation of our environment.
  • Promote, encourage and support civic beautification throughout the City of Quincy.