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

 

 

February 18, 2016, Thursday 7:30PM

Horticulturalist Paul Split presernts "Plan it, Plant it, Pick it and Prepare it"

 

March 17, 2016, Thursday 12:30PM

Plantswoman Sharon Rosensweig presents "Begonias in all their diversity"

 

April 21, 2016, Thursday 7:30PM

Tri-Club Meeting with Houghs Neck Garden Club and Seaside Gardeners of Squantum

Floral Designer Tony Todesco presents "It Happens to be Spring"

 

 

 

Safford Park Project

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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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

Holiday Luncheon and Yankee Plant Swap

 

 

This years Holiday Luncheon and Yankee Plant Swap was lead by Carol Fischer.  Carol gave tips on each arrangement and offered the members bulbs to take home.  The hostess for the event was Jane McNulty and the floral arrangements were beautifully made by Jo Costello and Marica Smith.  Everyone left happy!

Greens Sale

 

 

The Annual Greens Sale took place December 5th. 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.

 

 

 

 

November 2015 Meeting

 

Club favorite Lisa Ahern was  back as the featured speaker at our November meeting, providing entertainment and inspiration for decorating our homes for the holidays.  She took us from Thanksgiving to Christmas and even offered some ideas for some novelty gifts for our Greens Sale,  Lisa has been a staple at Cedar Grove Gardens for a number of years, and is always willing to share the tips and "secrets" that the professionals use to make their designs look easy and effortless.  Her creations are dazzling, and a few lucky members got to take then home.

 

Many club members provided evergreen branches for our horticulture exhibit as well, in preparation for the Greens Sale.

 

Wonderful refreshments were provided by Anne Marie Brady and her team of hostesses, and a beautiful table arrangement in a lovely vase was created by Mary Lynn Sullivan.

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.