Wollaston Garden Club
PO Box 147, Quincy, Massachusetts 02170
Contact: Jan Clifford, President
2017 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)
Member, Mass Horticultural Society, Neponset River Watershed
Membership: 117 Members, Four Master Gardeners
- 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
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.
- Civic Beautification Projects: Newport Avenue & Beale Street, Anne Hutchinson Square, Adams Shore Branch Library Indoor Succulent Gardens; Childrens' & Atrium Gardens at Thomas Crane Library. Design and installation and maintenance of garden at Safford Park.
- 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. New scholarships to Quincy and North Quincy high school students majoring in Botanical Sciences in college.
- 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 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Anne Hutchinson Memorial Floral Design Challenge at AH Square.