Cultivating Community

 

Located in Quincy, Massachusetts and incorporated in 1931 we are currently celebrating our 86th year!  We presently have 117 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. 

 

Garden Therapy Holiday Workshop

On December 7th the members of the Garden Therapy conducted a Holiday Wreath workshop for the residents of the Faxon Woods , a lovely facility for memory impaired residents.  Ann Forseman, Diane Hill and Anneli Johnson did the preliminary preparations by assembling the tiny hemlock cones thanks to Elaine McGrail, bells and ribbons. The residents enjoyed selecting their favorite decorations and then attaching them to their wreaths, including a lovely candle in the center. 
 
The wreaths were displayed on the residents room doors or placed on their table .  The Garden Therapy workshop was as much therapy and enjoyment for the garden Club Members as it was for the residents and staff at Faxon Woods.

Members in photos:  Mary Cassidy, Linda  Monaco,  Mary Cassidy, Diane Hill and Anneli Johnson

Holiday Greens Sale

Wollaston Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale was met by the community with much success.  Garden club members crafted handmade wreaths, indoor and outdoor planters, bags of greens, white birch candles even homemade lavender sachets made from lavender grown at the Thomas Crane Library.

 

Thanks to everyone who made this community event a success! 

November 2017

Deborah Tricket presented "Tips, Tricks and Trade Secrets."  Deborah Trickett, owner of The Captured Garden, is an award-winning container garden designer whose work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Garden Gate magazine, New England Home magazine and on the TV show New England Dream Home. She is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist and a frequent lecturer on container gardening at the Boston Flower and Garden Show, as well as the Philadelphia International Flower Show.

 

Deborah shared over 100 tips, tricks and trade secrets for floral designers, master gardeners, and amateurs.    

 

Thanks to head hostess Ann Marie Brady and her helpers for the delicious desserts.  Also thanks to Pat Artis for the buffet table floral arrangement.

 

 

Website:  http://thecapturedgarden.com

 

 

Presisdent's Tea and 90th Anniversary Celebration - October 2017

South Shore Garden Clubs gathered for a President's Tea and 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Wollaston Garden Club.

 

Award winning floral designers Elaine DiGiovanni and Linda Lass presented "Autumn Splendor"  creating fkoral designs using flowers and plant materials from the New England autumn season.

 

Each lecturer is a Nationally Accredited Master Flower Show Judge and top award winner at the New England Spring Flower Show.  Ms. DiGiovanni's floral designs have been featured in the National Garden Club's Vision of Beauty Calendar and in their book A Celebration of Floral Designs.  Ms. Ladd is the recipient of The Garden Club of America's Award of Distinction in Flower Arrangement.

 

Thank you to all who made this event a success, especially hostess Anne McCarthy and her helpers and to the beautiful floral arrangements by Marie Ricci, Jo Costello and Ruth Griffin.

Pictured:  Wollaston Garden Club President Jan Clifford and Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts President Suzanne McCance

Kokedama Workshop - October 2017

Master Gardener and Horticulture Chair Cynthia Lewis hosted garden club members for a Kokedema workshop.  Kokedama is the art of creating and planting Japanese Moss balls for a unique living decoration that can go outside in summer and stays inside in the winter.

 

 

" Farm to Table meets Garden to Table"  - September 2017

Education Director, Joe Belber from Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset presented "Farm to Table meets Garden to Table."  Holly Hill Farm's mission is to promote organic argiculture and a responsible sterardship of the environment.  

 

Joe spoke about the farms history and its components and the relationship to the surrounding natural world.  The farm has many strategies to avoid using pesticides and herbicides.  Addiitonally, the farm works with many area schools on their own gardens with the goal of a vegetable garden at each school in Quincy by 2020.

 

Thank you to head hostess Jackie Ryan and her assistnats for the desserts, Suzanne West for the buffet table flower arrangement and to all those who brought in homegeown flowers and vegetables.

 

Website:  Holly Hill Farm http://www.hollyhillfarm.org

 

 

Marshfield Fair Field Trip - August 2017

 

Garden Club members enjoyed a field trip to the flower exhibit at the Marshfield Fair.

 

Pettengill Farm field trip

Wollaston Garden Club members visited Pettengill Farm in Salisbury, MA.  Pettengill Farm is a historic farm growing the latest and greatest in annuals, perennials, shrubs and roses.

 

http://www.pettengillfarm.com

 

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.