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. 

 

 

September 2016 - Home Pruning

For the first fall meeting, WGC members learned about Home Pruning from Jen Kettell.  Jen is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist and an ISA Certified Arborist.  For five years she served on the Executive Board of the New England Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.  

 

Jen shared her knowledge of pruning equipment, and when and how to prune in the garden, various pruning cuts, and the type of thinning that encourages health and vibrant growth for years to come.

 

To learn more about jen visit www.jenkettell.com

For handouts from the meeting go to http://jenkettell.com/wollaston  Password: lovetoprune

 

 

Thank you to our lead hostess Donna Marston and her team for providing refreshments, and to Zoe Antonopoulos for the floral arrangement which came directly from her garden.  Also thank you to the members who brought in flowers for the horticulture exhibit and to Elaine for her contribution to the raffle.

 

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.

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.