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

Girl Scouts gardening at Adams Shore Thomas Crane Library

The Thomas Crane library has been kind to offer the Girl Scouts a location for their meetings at the Adams shore branch on Sea St.  There are now many troops that meet there.  Two of Quincy's Girl Scout troops decided to plant some flowers and herbs at the Adams shore library to thank them for the use of the space. The Wollaston garden club made a generous donation of various plants.  After seeing the plants, the girls decided to plant 3 different gardens.

 

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Member's Garden Tours

 

Our third garden tour was all about stepping into serenity.  This asian inspired garden is calming and gentle on the senses.  A large collection of bonsai was on display admist dwarf shrubs with a kitchen garden just steps from her kitchen

 

Our second garden tour of the summer welcomed guests to stroll through a tranquil santuary for both birds and man.  This garden creation is a series of small landscape designed rooms.  Walkways are lined with lush plantings and artfully placed planters spill with color and drama.  The vegetable and herb garden has a border of hops, unique birdhouses, salvages birdbaths and beautiful sculptures that accent the landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

Our first Member's Garden Tour this summer was a wonderful family friendly space.  The meticulous landscaping surrounds an expansive crystal clear pool. This yard has everything a family needs; a shaded grassy plot, a potting shed, a pergola, patios and privacy as it borders the golf course.

The second Member's Garden Tour was a restful retreat. The front garden is formally designed with an expansive lawn.  The pops of colorful annuals in the borders are lively and spirited.  Moving through you find a restful shady backyard inviting guests to stay and enjoy the peacefullness.  This garden also borders the golf course adding to the quiet and serenity of the woods

GCFM Annual Meeting

On June 1st, GCFM President Betty Sanders presented three awards to outgoing WGC President Anita Fasano.  Awards were Publicity Press Book Certificate of Merit, First Place in the Extra Large Club category, Yearbook Certificate of Merit in 100-300 Member Category, and a certificate commemorating the 85th anniversary of our Federation.  Congrats to everyone involved. 

Currently in Quincy - May 20, 2016

Wollaston Garden Club members Kathy Ceurvels and Ann Foresman were interviewed by Quincy Access Television show, Currently in Quincy.

Plant Sale 2016

Thank you to all our members, master gardeners and volunteers for your help in another successful Plant Sale.  

 

 

Garden Club Members prepare for annual Plant Sale

 

 

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

 

 

To read more about the Wollaston Garden Club in the PATRIOT LEDGER

 

www.patriotledger.com

 

Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wollaston Garden Club Members Jo Costello and Ruth Griffin created this beautiful arrangement for the Art in Bloom event a the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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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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.