Cultivating Community

 

Located in Quincy, Massachusetts and incorporated in 1931 we are currently celebrating our 86th year!  We presently have 117 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. 

 

Holiday Greens Sale 2019

The 2019 Holiday Greens Sale opened Saturday morning to a line around the building. Linda Monaco and her event commitee worked hard planning the event ensuring the sale was a success.  

 

Thank you to all members who created beautiful wreaths, planters and other holiday crafts, and to the members who cut geens in with cold, wind and snow to make the Greens Sale a great community event.  

 

Lisa Ahern presents Holiday Inspirations - Novemebr 2019

Lisa Ahern, Milton Cemetary Superintendent returned again this year to demonstrate beautiful holiday decor with a new twist.  Lisa used locally sourced plant materital to create holiday wreaths, holiday mantle arrangement and an updated holiday boxwood tree.  

 

Thank you to our head hostess Nancy Kelly and her assistants for a wonderful dessert table.  Also, thank you to Marie Ricci for the buffet table arrangement and to the members that contributed to the Horticultural table.

Joann Vieira presents Native Plants - October 2019

Joann Vieiria joined the Wollaston Garden Club to discuss "Trees and Shrubs."  Joann recently assumed the role Director of Horticulture at The Trustees of Reservations after almost 30 years at Tower Hill in Boylston. She leads the horticultural efforts of the extraordinary properties of The Trustees.   Joanns passion for trees and shrubs was clear during her presentation on native plants and shrubs.  

 

Thank you to our Head Hostess, Kathy Ryan and her assistants fro a delicious lunch.  Also, thank you to Marilyn O'Maley for the buffet table arrangement and Judy Hurstak for the pumpkin table arrangements.

 

Helpful Websites:

The Trustees of Reservations  www.thetrustees.org

Avant Gardens  www.avantgardensne.com/

Broken Arrow Nursery www.brokenarrownursery.com/

 

 

Native Plant Challenge.pdf
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Native Plant List.pdf
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Dorothy Quincy Homestead - September 2019

Wollaston Garden Club member Rebecca Dinsmore worked with Quincy Homestead to complete the garden restoration of the historical home's boxwoods.  The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts helped fund the project with a grant for Historical Preservation. The restoration project was also funded by a grant from the Quincy Preservation Committee.   

 

For more information on the Quincy Homestead:

 

https://nscdama.org/quincy-homestead/

 

September 2019 - Michele Frank Shuckel presents "Yankee Containers/Survival of the Fittest"

Michele Frank Schuckel presented “Yankee Containers/Survival of the Fittest”  Michele is a Certified Master Gardener who has consulted                 for the Esplanade Association for Horticultural Strategy. She has designed for Art in Bloom at the MFA, and is a Certified Home Compost Instructor through the Mass Dept.of Environmental Protection.  Michele focused her talk on developing beautiful containers using plants native to New England.  The indigenous plants were used to specifically to draw pollinating insects and birds, for seasonal weather tolerance, and to promote garden                             longevity.

 

Thank you to our head hostess, Claire Turck and her assistants for the delicious snacks.  Thank you to Patiie Lauretto for the buffet floral arrangement and to the members who brought in items for the horticulture exhibit.

                    

  

native plants.pdf
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Rose Kenedy Greenway Field Trip - September 2019

Wollaston Garden Club members enjoyed a tour of the Rose Kennedy Greenway led by Anthony Ruggiero, Horticulture Foreman for the Greenway Conservancy and Steph Almasi, Horticulturist and Volunteer Program Assistant. The Greenway showcases a variety of trees, shrubs and plants, including native plants and a native meadow. They have started a Bee Colony that is doing well and the landscape maintenance is 100% organic. This urban oasis is a treasure right in the heart of downtown Boston and the harbor.

Quincy Environmental Fair

On Saturday, July 27, Quincy Community Action Network (QCAN) sponsored an Environmental Fair at the main branch of the Thomas Crane Public Library.  The Wollaston Garden Club, as well as 20 other organization participated. President Emily Lebo, Conservation Chair Eric Hall and Civic Beautification Chair Ann Foresman worked hard preparing for the event, which was a good fit for the Garden Club Federation’s theme this year of “Plant Native Shrubs and Trees”, also referred to as the “Native Plant Challenge”.

 

At our table, we gave out Native Challenge posters and Milkweed Balls suitable for planting.  Milkweed is native to the United States and is one of the few native plants that attract the very endangered Monarch Butterflies.  The Milkweed ball, or bomb is easily planted, and the ball protects the seeds while they germinate.

 

hank you to all who participated to this sucessful event.

Hingham Garden Club - President's Tea

Wollaston Garden Club members attended the Hingham Garden Club President's Tea.  Sarah Boynton presented at the event and highlighted Botanical Art jewelry 

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.