Cultivating Community

 

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.

 

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. 

 

April 2017

Cheryl Monroe presented "Hydrangeas for the Northeast.  Cheryl, a licensed educator, studies the latest science and plant research, new plants and design trends.  Cheryl spoke about blooms, pruning, changing color, and correct garden position for hydrangeas in the Northeast.  She also spoke about the best new introductions and a few lesser known speciies as well as zone and climate, best bloomers, native selection hydrangeas for sun, shade and everything in between.

 

Thank you to our head hostess Janet Lynch and her assistants for the buffet, and to Hyonah Ahn for the beautiful floral arrangement.

WGC Hydrangeas.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.6 MB]

Fairies in the Garden Workshop

 

 

Garden Club member, Cynthia Lewis organized a Fairies in the Garden workshop.  Participants created their own terrarium complete with miniature furnishings, mini plants, and cute accessories.

 

 

Brockton Garden Club - Art in Bloom

Wollaston Garden Club member Cynthia Lewis participated in the event where the art was created by students.

 

March 2017

Certified Master Gardener Andi Ross presented "50 Shades of Shade".  Andi has significant training and credentials including from Arnold Aboretum of Harvard University.  She is also an NGC consultant specializing in Organic and Ecological gardening.  Andi's presentation showed amazing examples of gorgeous shade gardens and easy design secrets and must have plants.

 

Thanks to our head hotess Virginia Duffy and her assistants for providing lunch, and to Marie Blanchard and Linda Della Croce for lovely buffet table flowers and table arrangements respectively.

 

Helpful websites

 

http://www.itsnaturesway.com/ItsNaturesWay/Welcome.html

 

http://www.fishinthegarden.net

 

Its Nature's Way.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.4 MB]

February 2017 

 

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.

Houseplant Primer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.4 MB]

January 2017

 “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.

 

Native Plants.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [278.1 KB]

 

 

 

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.

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.