Wollaston Garden Club
PO Box 147, Quincy, Massachusetts 02170
Contact: Jan Clifford, President
2010-2011 FACT SHEET
Founded 1927 – Federated 1931
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: 106 Members, Three 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, 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
- 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, Bishop’s Field)
- Educational Programs – City of Quincy Public Schools: Perennial Plants for Elementary School Gardens (Merrymount, Beechwood Knoll, Lincoln-Hancock, Wollaston, Montclair, Snug Harbor, & Clifford Marshall), & Providing Support for “school yard gardens” at the Wollaston School & Lincoln Hancock School; Arbor Day Program at Lincoln Hancock School; Quincy Farmers’ Market; HS Essay Contest & elementary school poetry & 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; 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 2011 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Quincy Symphony Orchestra Annual Fundraiser; Anne Hutchinson Memorial Floral Design Challenge at AH Square