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. 

 

Wollaston Garden Club Scholarships

Wollaston Garden Club was excited to award two $500 scholarships.  Recent Quincy HIgh School graduate Helen Norton (pictured above) will be attending Mass Maritime and North Quincy High School graduate, Genivieve Santilli will be attending UMASS Boston majoring in Environmental Science.

Spring Plant Sale - May 2018

One again, Wollaston Garden Club came together as a team for this years Spring Plant Sale.  Even the threat of rain could not stop us.  Members of the community were lined up early to buy the hundreds of plants, succulents, herbs, vegetables and handmade garden decorations.  Thanks to everyone who helped make this years sale a success.  

 

Learn a Little Latin - May 2018

For the last meeting for the season Cheryl Monroe presented Learn a Little Latin. Cheryl, a licensed adult educator follows science and is a reading enthusiast who takes classes to stay current in the latest plant research.  She discussed the Latin and sometimes Greek botanical nomenclature.  We learned the ways plants get their names and to write them and pronounce them correctly.  

 

Thank you to our head hostess Mary Ryan and her assistants for the lovely desserts and to Barbara Linden for the buffet table arrangement and Kathleen Mitchell for all the table arrangements.  In addition, a few members were able to bring in flowers in bloom from their gardens.

 

 

 

Congratulations to the new and returning officers!

 

 

Helpful Websites

Cheryl Monroe  www.gardenintheburrow.com

Fine Gardening Pronunciation guide  www.finegardening.com

Dave's Garden Botanary www.davesgarden.com

Missouri Botanical Garden  www.missouribotanicalgarden.org

 

 

Wicked Tulips - May 2018

 

 

Wollaston Garden Club members visited Wicked Tulpis in Johnston, RI.  Wicked Tulips has the largest u-pick field in New England.  The 5 acre farm plants 600,000 bulbs that bloom early, mid and late spring.

 

Boston Globe article:  

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/05/09/tens-thousands-tulips-bloom-unlikely-corner-rhode-island/2GChQJDxNvlTR0b4dL3FbI/story.html

 

A Cleaner Greener Quincy - May 2018

 

 

Wollaston Garden Club members participated in A Cleaner Greener Quincy eventin May.  Residents, companies, community organizations, and schools came together to clean our great city at locations throughout the city. 

 

 

Art in Bloom - April 2018

Jo Costello and Ruth Griffin designed Wollaston Garden Club's arrangement for Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts.  They were tasked with interpreting an Indonisian scarf with beautiful results.

 

Also at Art In Bloom were our garden club neighbors; Hough's Neck Garden Club member Cynthia Lewis (also a member of Wollaston Garden Club) and her assistant Zoe Antonopoulos flower arrangement for Funerary Mask.  Weymouth Garden Club member Michelle Cappilini and her assistant Yoshie Picciotto presented their flower arrangement Fishook from Hawaii for the program.

 

Well done to all that participated.

 

 

In the Garden workshop - April 2018

 

Master Gardener Carol Fischer led the workshop In the Garden. Carol showed garden club members the best techniques for dividing and getting your plants sale ready.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Wreaths - April 2018

Evelyn Lee presented Spring Wreaths.  Evelyn owns Butternut Gardens a fabulous little flower farm, design studio and garden workshop tucked away in Southport, CT.

 

Evelyn created four spring wreaths using different matrials and styles.  She offered the club wreath making tips, supplies needed, how to dry flowers and how a 10 inch ring can become a 24 inch wreath big engough for a front door.

 

Thank you to our head hostess Lisa Tavakoli and her assistants for the delicious desserts and to Cynthia Lewis for her buffet table flower arrangement.

 

Happy Spring!

 

 

 

Website  www.butternutgardens.com

 

 

Safford Park Spring Clean Up!

Spring has sprung.  Wollaston Garden Club members continue to manage Safford Park with planting daffodiles and spring clean up.

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.