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. 

 

 

March 2017

Certified Master Gardener Andi Ross presented "50 Shades of Shade".  Andi has significant training and credentials including from Arnold Aboretum of Harvard University.  She is also an NGC consultant specializing in Organic and Ecological gardening.  Andi's presentation showed amazing examples of gorgeous shade gardens and easy design secrets and must have plants.

 

Thanks to our head hotess Virginia Duffy and her assistants for providing lunch, and to Marie Blanchard and Linda Della Croce for lovely buffet table flowers and table arrangements respectively.

 

Helpful websites

 

http://www.itsnaturesway.com/ItsNaturesWay/Welcome.html

 

http://www.fishinthegarden.net

 

Its Nature's Way.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.4 MB]

February 2017 

 

Back by popular demand, Melissa Pace provided the club with a lively presentation and demonstration of best practices for caring for houseplants, in particular cacti and succulents.  She brought a variety of succulents to use in the presentation, as well as a collection of power point photos.  Melissa is an award winning horticulturalist and will be doing a window for the Boston Flower Show, so she is looking forward to having club members stop by and look over her collection of plants and will be happy to answer any questions you might have.  A copy of her handout is available on line for those who didn't make the meeting.

Thanks go to head hostess Mary Brady and her assistants for providing the refreshments, and to Lisa Tavakoli for a beautiful buffet table arrangement.

Houseplant Primer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.4 MB]

January 2017

 “Natives, Invasives, and Introduced Plants – Making Gardens a Little Wilder” 

 

The program given by Tom Palmer, a Milton resident,  is a naturalist/photographer, botanist and wetlands ecologist. He has been documenting local plants for decades.  Palmer is a former board member and president of the Friends of the Blue Hills and currently manages Willet Pond for the Neponset Watershed Association.  Palmer focused on plants in the Quincy area that are appropriate to grow in our home gardens. 

 

We would like to thank our head hostess, Jackie Ryan and her assistants for the wonderful desserts and to the members who participated in the seed swap and horticultural exhibit.

 

Native Plants.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [278.1 KB]

 

 

 

Currently Quincy December 2016

Emily Lebo and Kathy Meade were interviewed by Currently Quincy about our annual Holiday Sale.   The Wollaston Garden Club interview starts at the 15:25 mark.

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.