Welcome to Wollaston Garden Club's Web Site!
Located in Quincy, Massachusetts and founded in 1927 we are currently celebrating our 86th year. We presently have 108 members including men and women gardeners of all ages, abilities and interests, from novice to master gardener.
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
“Designing Wreaths, Swags
& Mantel Decor”
Program for November
The November meeting was another busy one with a horticulture educational exhibit on arboreals, Greens Sale sign-up sheets galore, and a great program on floral design with our own Horticulture Chair, Master Gardener, and talented floral designer, Cynthia Lewis.
The hostess for the meeting, Trudy Sullivan presented a really special buffet table of appetizers and desserts; while Marylynn Sullivan created the beautiful table centerpiece of fall color. Members signed up to help for the Greens Sale on Wednesday (Dec 4), Thursday (Dec 5), Friday (Dec 6) and Greens Sale Day (Dec 7). The business meeting preceded the program..
The real highlight of the November meeting was Cynthia Lewis and her program designing beautiful unique holiday wreaths, swags and floral arrangements. Cynthia's style is natural and asymmetrical. She uses seed heads and pods from her perennial garden as well as berries and branch material found locally. Lewis demonstrated wiring techniques that are so essential to ensuring that materials stay in place. Lewis explained the characteristics of the many commonly-used greens she uses in her arrangements; we especially loved her use of birch and harry lauder walking stick. Cynthia recommended we study books, magazines for current design ideas and attend classes and workshops to improve our skills; she makes the design process seem so simple and inspires you to go right out and design.
Look for these new design ideas at the Holiday Greens Sale on Saturday, December 7 from 9 am to noon at the Wollaston
Congregational Church, corner of Winthrop and Lincoln Avenue!
Photos from the October Horticulture Workshop: Using Glass Containers with Ferns and North Window Plants
Photos from the November Meeting with Cynthia Lewis...
Saturday, November 30 Deadline for Accepting New Member Applications/Dues for the current garden club year.
Thursday, December 12 (5:30 - 7 pm) "WGC Holiday Board Meeting & Dinner" at Fox & Hound Restaurant, Sea Street, Quincy, MA. Cost of $15. Sign up required. Jan Clifford: Coordinator.
Friday, December 13 (1:00 - 3:00 pm) "Creating a Boxwood Tree Workshop" with Joanne Caccavale at 100 Nevin Road, So. Weymouth. Bring gloves, floral design tools, miniature embellishments and decorative container (to fit saucer size plastic basic green plastic container). Oasis, green plastic container & boxwood greens will be provided. Mail $15 for cost of materials & instruction to Coordinator, Mary Cassidy.Eight members signed up already; space for four more. Contact Mary.
Thursday, December 19 (11:45 am - 2:30 pm) "Members' Holiday Luncheon & Yankee Plant Swap" Bring a plant for swapping decorated for the holiday season. This is a "Members Only" meeting! Design Exhibit: Design a "Red, White or Green Holiday" functional tray table scape. (Tray provided; sign-up please with Mary Cassidy)
- 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.