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Welcome to Wollaston Garden Club's Web Site!

 

Located in Quincy, Massachusetts and founded in 1927 we are currently celebrating our 88th year. We presently have 109 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. 

Our mailing address: Wollaston Garden Club, PO Box 147, Wollaston, MA 02170

Joan Butler describes the features that make for an interesting "Garden in Winter" at the January meeting.

 

 

"The Garden in Winter" presented by Joan Butler and Jana Milbocker

 

Landscape designers Joan Butler and Jana Milbocker presented “The Garden in Winter" at our January 15 meeting.  Joan and Jana are avid gardeners, plant collectors, garden designers and writers.  Their program consisted of a photography lecture with display and handouts highlighting 10 plants.  The garden can be a magical place, even in winter.  Stripped of summer foliage and flowers, the success of a winter garden lies in its structure, basic design and choice of plant material.  This richly illustrated lecture provided inspiration and tips on designing your garden for winter interest, choosing the best trees, shrubs and perennials and grouping them to create arresting vignettes.  Joan and Jana have a website and blog that members are encouraged to visit and sign up to receive periodic updates—

www.enchantedgardensdesign.com.

After a brief business meeting, attendees were treated to a delicious luncheon provided by Ann Carey and her assistants.  Barbara Linden provided a touch of spring with her yellow tulip buffet table arrangement, and floral arranging chair Mary Cassidy used mason jars to create arrangements for each of the tables. 

As our horticulture display, members were asked to bring an amaryllis, orchid or other houseplant in bloom.  Although there weren’t a lot, those that were brought provided a bright spot on a rainy day.

Photos of members' houseplants in bloom from the January Meeting.

Carol Fischer explaining the virtues and pitfalls of a plant to Anne Marie Brady during the Yankee Plant Swap

 

 

Members' Holiday Luncheon and Yankee Plant Swap led by Carol Fischer

 

Carol Fischer moderated the Yankee Plant Swap at the Holiday Luncheon in December, naming the plants provided by members and giving tips for care for an optimal outcome.


The hostess for the event was Kathy Gould, and the buffet floral and table arrangements were done by Alison Morse and Thelma Rice.

Photos from the December Holiday Luncheon of the Design Exhibit "Plaid is in" tray tablescapes.

Photos from the December Greens Sale

Richard O'Mara creating a masterpiece!

 

 

Cedar Grove Gardens' Richard O'Mara presents "Home for the Holidays"

 

Richard O'Mara, owner of Cedar Grove Gardens, a full service flower and gift shop, garden center and a true hidden gem in Dorchester, created seasonal centerpieces to the great enjoyment of Garden Club members during the November meeting.


The hostess for the evening was Krisanne Godfrey, and the buffet floral arrangement was done by Pat Artis.


President Anita Fasano ran a brief business meeting, and members were reminded that the Greens Sale is coming up December 6th, with workshops held Wednesday December 3rd through Friday December 5th.

Photos from the November Meeting with Richard O'Mara, "Home for the Holidays"

Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, March 19th  (12:30 - 2 pm) NOTE CORRECTED TIME Club Meeting - "Floral Designs Inspired by Fabulous Gardens" with award winning designer and nationally accredited flower show judge Thelma Shoneman

 

Wednesday, March 25th (7 - 9 pm) Floral Arranging workshop: Creating a Spring Pot et Fleur Basket" with WGC floral designers at Houghs Neck Community Center, 1193 Sea Street, Houghs Neck

 

 

 

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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.