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. 

 

" 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.

 

Dorothy Quincy Homestead - Garden Tour

Originally built in 1686, the house is an excellent example of how architectural styles developed during the Colonial period.  Of particular note is the landscape design.  WGC member Rebecca Dinsmore provided an overview of the many herbs and plants still growing in the garden.

Dorothy Quincy Homestead - Daisy Girl Scouts

Quincy Daisy Girls scouts from troops 62470 and 62257 visited the Dorothy Quincy Homestead to help with the garden clean up. The girls have been working on their outdoor journey called, "it's your world ,change it". 
The Daisy Girls enjoyed their time at the house learning about different plants from club member/ Master Gardener Rebecca Dinsmore. 

Girls planted nasturtium seeds and made bird feeders to finish their journey. A great time was had by all.

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

 

Members Garden Tour - June 2017

The first Member's Garden Tour this summer was a small city garden 30 years in the making.  The garden started with traditional plants of day lillies and peonies but has evolved to a more eclectic garden highlighting ikebana and low maintenance gardening.

Josiah Quincy House - June 2017

Pat Artis being presented with a citation and hat from Melinda Huff of Historic New England

 

 

The second tour was the Josiah Quincy House.  Built in 1770 by COlonel Josiah Quincy and restored due to the efforts of Eliza Susan Quincy, the house and the adjoining property are maintained by Historic New England.  The Wollaston Garden Club participated in efforts to restore the original herb garden in the 1970's, now known as the Four Seasons Garden.  Our club also received a grant to restore the gravel walkway.

North Quincy and Quincy High School Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to the recipients of the Wollaston Gardon Club Scholarships.  Samantha Marshall from North Quincy High School will be attending University of New England majoring in Environmental Studies.  Evan Bausemer from Quincy High School will be attending University of Maine.   Both were awarded a $500 scholarship.

 

SPRING PLANT SALE - May 13, 2017

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.