Located in Quincy, Massachusetts and incorporated in 1931 we are currently celebrating our 85th year! We presently have 117 members including men and women gardeners of all ages, abilities and interests, from novice to master gardener.
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.
Back by popular demand, Melissa Pace provided the club with a lively presentation and demonstration of best practices for caring for houseplants, in particular cacti and succulents. She brought a variety of succulents to use in the presentation, as well as a collection of power point photos. Melissa is an award winning horticulturalist and will be doing a window for the Boston Flower Show, so she is looking forward to having club members stop by and look over her collection of plants and will be happy to answer any questions you might have. A copy of her handout is available on line for those who didn't make the meeting.
Thanks go to head hostess Mary Brady and her assistants for providing the refreshments, and to Lisa Tavakoli for a beautiful buffet table arrangement.
“Natives, Invasives, and Introduced Plants – Making Gardens a Little Wilder”
The program given by Tom Palmer, a Milton resident, is a naturalist/photographer, botanist and wetlands ecologist. He has been documenting local plants for decades. Palmer is a former board member and president of the Friends of the Blue Hills and currently manages Willet Pond for the Neponset Watershed Association. Palmer focused on plants in the Quincy area that are appropriate to grow in our home gardens.
We would like to thank our head hostess, Jackie Ryan and her assistants for the wonderful desserts and to the members who participated in the seed swap and horticultural exhibit.
Currently Quincy December 2016
Emily Lebo and Kathy Meade were interviewed by Currently Quincy about our annual Holiday Sale. The Wollaston Garden Club interview starts at the 15:25 mark.
Holiday Luncheon and Plant Swap
This years Holiday Luncheon and Yankee Plant Swap was lead by Carol Fischer. Carol gave tips on each arrangement. The hostess for the event was Kathleen Brodie (and her many great assistants) and the floral arrangements were beautifully made by Jo Costello and Marie Ricci. Lots of fun was had by all!
The Annual Greens Sale took place December 3rd. Customers lined up early for the best pick of our handmade wreaths, indoor and outdoor holiday containers and other handmade items. Thank you to all who made this event a success.