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.
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.
January 2019 - Rebecca Warner "Welcoming Native Plants and Insects to Your Garden"
Rebecca Warner, a home gardener in Newton, Massachusetts with thirty years’ experience working toward a sustainable garden presented "Welcoming Native Plants and Insects to Your Garden." When she’s not gardening, she’s a geriatric psychiatrist. In the last five years she has overhauled her garden practices, from composting to mulching, lawn care to irrigation.
Rebecca described how to choose beautiful plants to attract beneficial insects and pollinators. She explained how to strike the right balance of insects in your garden and the truth about native plants, the good citizens and the thugs.
Rebecca's book The Sustainable-Enough Garden is available on her web site below.
Thank you to our head hostess, Jackie Ryan and her assistants for the wonderful buffet table full of treats, and to Anne McCarthy for the buffet table floral arrangement.
Wreaths Across America
Wollaston Garden Club members participated in Wreaths Across America. Each December Wreaths Across America coordinate wreath laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetaries and over 1,600 additional locations. Wreaths Across America's mission is to honor veterans from the Revelutionary war to present day conflicts.
Holiday Plant Swap 2018
Garden Therapy Workshop
Wollaston Garden Club members Anneli Johnson, Ann Forsman and Jackie Ryan organized a Garden Therapy Wreath making worksop at The Atrium at Faxon Woods.
2018 Holiday Greens Sale
The Holiday Greens Sale opened Saturday morning to a line around the building. Linda Monaco and her event commitee worked hard planning the event ensuring the sale was a success.
Thank you to all members who worked on the Greens Sale.
Holiday Greens Sale
Holiday Greens Sale - behind the scenes
November 2018 - Lisa Ahern presents "Holiday Inspiration"
Lisa Ahern presented "Holiday Inspirations." Lisa, a florist who specializes in home decor and floral design, is the main buyer at Cedar Grove Gardens in Dorchester. Lisa presented 4 unique holiday designs for the home.
Lisa provided a list of her must haves tools for floral design:
Oasis Waterproof Tape
Wire - spool and stick
Quick Wire (flocked)
Corsage and Bout Pins
Thank you to our head hostess, Nancy Kelly and her assisants for the wonderful desserts and to Suzanne West for the buffet table arrangement. Also a big thanks to everyone who contributed to the local food drive.
Landscape Design School 2018
October 2018 - Weeds and Wildlife
Mike Nelson a retired educator from Norfolk Country Agricultural
School presented a lively discussion on Weeds and Wildlife. Mike explained the different type of weeds, Monocot and Dicot, and how to kill them using various methods. Mike also offered many tips on keeping wildlife at bay.
Thank you to our head hostess Ellen Donnelly and her assistants for a delicious lunch, and to Lisa Tavakoli for the buffet table arrangement and Susan Lynch for the table arrangements.
September 2018 - "The Art in Bloom Road Show"
An MFA Art in Bloom Senior Associate, Meg Pierce presented a colorful PowerPoint presentation depicting behind-the-scenes preparations for the Art in Bloom annual festival of art and flowers. Stunning examples of floral interpretations of MFA art objects were shown. A live floral interpretation of a museum masterpiece Dancing Willows by Arthue Dove was created by Thu-Hang Tran. The demonstration included expert arranging tips.
Thanks to our head hostess, Claire Turck and her associates for the wonderful desserts, and to Zoe Antonopoulos for the buffet table floral arrangement.