Anne Hutchinson Memorial
Members of the Wollaston Garden Club have long been intrigued by the story of Anne Hutchinson and her
family’s farm in the Wollaston Hill area of Quincy in the 1600’s.
In 2006 the garden club created, and still maintains this garden dedicated to Hutchinson on the hillside, with the Roxbury puddingstone marker that commemorates “the place where she tarried…” in her exile from Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638. Two other civic groups from Portsmouth, Rhode Island and White Plains, New York, share with the garden club annually news and programs commemorating Hutchinson’s life. Former club president, Jan Clifford commented “Wollaston Garden Club members are inspired by this strong, determined colonial woman, who as a midwife gardener had a farm and a home, right here in Wollaston.”
Dorothy Quincy Homestead
Wollaston Garden Club member Rebecca Dinsmore works with Quincy Homestead to maintain and 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.