Fact Sheet

Wollaston Garden Club

PO Box 147, Quincy, Massachusetts 02170

http://WollastonGardenClub.org

 

Contact:         Jan Clifford, President

                     Contact Jan Clifford

                        

2016  FACT SHEET

Founded 1927 – Incorporated 1931 - Federated 1932

Member, The National Garden Clubs, Inc. (New England Region)

Member, The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. (South Shore District)

Member, The New England Wildflower Society, Quincy Environmental Network (QEN)

Membership:  117 Members, Three Master Gardeners

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.

Organization:  501(c)3 Organization; Seven Officers

Active Committees

Civic Beautification, Conservation, Fundraising (December Greens Sale and May Plant Sale), Programs, Hospitality, Floral Arrangements, Membership, Archives/Awards, Press & Publicity, Web Site, Youth, Garden Therapy

Meetings:  Third Thursday of the Month, September through May, Wollaston Congregational Church, 48 Winthrop Avenue, Quincy

Programs:  Programs for Members include field trips and nursery visits, participation in national and state programs and events; educational programs are open to the public.

Community Projects:

  • Civic Beautification Projects: Newport Avenue & Beale Street, Anne Hutchinson Square, Intersection Planters in Quincy at three different locations in cooperation with the Quincy Parks Department. (Quincy City Council Commendation for Intersection Planters, March 15, 2010); Adams Shore Branch Library Indoor Succulent Gardens; Childrens' & Atrium Gardens at Thomas Crane Library.
  • Four Season Garden at the Josiah Quincy House in cooperation with Historic New England & support of WGC member-lead gardener, Rebecca Dinsmore at Dorothy Quincy House.
  • Participation – Cleaner, Greener Quincy (Newport & Beale, JQ House, Childrens' & Atrium Gardens at Thomas Crane Library)
  • Educational Programs – City of Quincy Public Schools: Perennial Plants for Secondary School Gardens (Atlantic, Broad Meadows, Sterling, & QHS), & Providing Support for “school yard gardens” at the Wollaston School & Lincoln Hancock School; Red Empereor Tulip "Journey North Program" with 5 Quincy public schools; NGC HS Essay Contest & elementary school poster contests; Seed Planting at Quincy Farmers Market.
  • Conservation: Quincy Environmental Network – Partner on issues related to Downtown Redevelopment Project, Day Lighting of Town Brook Steering Committee, and Drive-By Gardens at two TB Parks; Training with Friends of the Blue Hills “Invasive Plants & Shrubs”; Advocacy and Support of Up-Dated Bottle Bill (Quincy City Council); Advocacy & Support for Winfield Elm.
  • Floral Arrangements by Club Designers: Art In Bloom 2012 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Anne Hutchinson Memorial Floral Design Challenge at AH Square; Red Twig Dogwood Floral Displays at Thomas Crane Library.