Cultivating Community” 

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

Member's Garden Tours

 

Our second garden tour of the summer welcomed guests to stroll through a tranquil santuary for both birds and man.  This garden creation is a series of small landscape designed rooms.  Walkways are lined with lush plantings and artfully placed planters spill with color and drama.  The vegetable and herb garden has a border of hops, unique birdhouses, salvages birdbaths and beautiful sculptures that accent the landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

Our first Member's Garden Tour this summer was a wonderful family friendly space.  The meticulous landscaping surrounds an expansive crystal clear pool. This yard has everything a family needs; a shaded grassy plot, a potting shed, a pergola, patios and privacy as it borders the golf course.

The second Member's Garden Tour was a restful retreat. The front garden is formally designed with an expansive lawn.  The pops of colorful annuals in the borders are lively and spirited.  Moving through you find a restful shady backyard inviting guests to stay and enjoy the peacefullness.  This garden also borders the golf course adding to the quiet and serenity of the woods

GCFM Annual Meeting

On June 1st, GCFM President Betty Sanders presented three awards to outgoing WGC President Anita Fasano.  Awards were Publicity Press Book Certificate of Merit, First Place in the Extra Large Club category, Yearbook Certificate of Merit in 100-300 Member Category, and a certificate commemorating the 85th anniversary of our Federation.  Congrats to everyone involved. 

Currently in Quincy - May 20, 2016

Wollaston Garden Club members Kathy Ceurvels and Ann Foresman were interviewed by Quincy Access Television show, Currently in Quincy.

Plant Sale 2016

Thank you to all our members, master gardeners and volunteers for your help in another successful Plant Sale.  

 

 

May 2016

Landscaper Designer and Photographer Carol Julien presented "Hope Floats on White."   Carol's powerpoint presentation featured the design techniques and spirit utilized when creating a White Garden.  The slides were of The White Garden at Sissinghurst Castle in England and her own garden in Halifax, MA.

 

Related web sites

www.caroljulien.org

Sissinghurst Castle Garden National Trust

 

 

The meeting voted on and approved new officers for 2016 - 2017

 

Jan Clifford - President

Emily Lebo - Vice President

Mary Ryan - Recording Secretary

Kathy Ceurvels - Corresponding Secretary

Faith Raimondi - Treasurer

Marnie Dunn - Assistant Treasurer

 

 

Thank you to the members who brought in a flower in bloom for our horicultural display table and head hostess Joan Donovan and Janet Lynch for organizing the catered luncheon.  Also, big thanks to Lisa Tavakoli for the creative edible buffet table arrangement and Ann Carey for the table mini rose plants.

 

 

 

Garden Club Members prepare for annual Plant Sale

 

 

Our club members have been busy potting hundreds of perenials for the sale.  Many great plants and garden ready vegetables plants will be available.

 

Wollaston Congragtional Church

48 Winthrop Street

Quincy

 

 

To read more about the Wollaston Garden Club in the PATRIOT LEDGER

 

www.patriotledger.com

 

Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wollaston Garden Club Members Jo Costello and Ruth Griffin created this beautiful arrangement for the Art in Bloom event a the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

April 2016

The Tri-Club meeting in May featured Floral Designer Tony Todesco, "It Happens to be Spring."  Tony is a National Garden Club's Master Flower Show Judge and Design Consultant.  Tony created 6 beautiful and colorful centerpieces, using unique plant materials and creative designs.

 

Thank you to the members of the Houghs Neck Garden Club and Seaside Gardeners of Squantum for attending the Tri-Club Meeting.

 

Head hostess Janet Lynch, Susan Lynch and their assistants presented an incredible food spread with buffet table arrangement by Marie Ricci and table arrangements by Suzanne West.

 

http://www.stowflowers.net/about_us.php

March 2016

Sharon Rosensweig presented "Begonias in All Their Diversity"  Sharon is President of the Buxton Branch of the American Begonia Society, meeting the first Saturday of the month at The Goodnow Library in Sudbury.  Sharon, a two time Libby Stevenson Award winner for Best Specimen Plant Grown Under Lights at the Boston Flower Show, brought a variety of her begonias to view.  

 

Sharon spoke about the large variety of begonias and the various ways to propagate the plant.  In addition, she gave her tips on caring for begonias; watering, fertilization, pruning, potting, light and shade, and temperature and humidity.

 

Head Hostess Emily Lebo and her team provided a St Patricks themed luncheon with beautiful buffet floral arrangement by Marie Blanchard and table arrangements by Linda Della Croce.  Thank you to everyone who brought in houseplants for our horticultural exhibit.

 

 

Resource Web Sites

www.buxtonbegonia.org

 

www.bradsbegoniaworld.com

 

www.awaytogarden.com

 

www.begonias.org

 

www.finegardening.com

 

Safford Park Project - Daffodils now in Bloom!

In 2013 the Wollaston Hill Neighborhood Association (WHNA) along with Walter Hubley, then Vice President of the WHNA submitted an application for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding for the preservation of a passive neighborhood park known as Safford Park.  The association was awarded funding to preserve the passive nature of the park, and provide for improvements that enhance its use by the community for leisure, activities, and welcoming community assembly.

 

 

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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.