Civic Projects

Boston Flower Show 

Members serve on various Flower Show committees as both judges and exhibitors.


Conservation

Conservation is a key component of our core mission. Our monthly meetings include the discussion of issues  related to our local and global environment. Current conservation-relation activities include: a campaign to eradicate the invasive garlic mustard; an ongoing campaign to encourage the planting of native pollinator plants, the collection of pop-tops for the Garden Club Federation's support of Shriner's Hospital, and walking tours of the various South Shore conservation trails.


Cudworth House

In 1963, club members created a true-to-the-period 18th century herb and flower garden at the Town’s historic Cudworth House. Since then, members have continually maintained these gardens on a weekly basis from late April through September.

Education

The Club offers several popular educational programs for people at all ages and stages of life: 

  • A classroom presentation on wildflowers followed by a tour of the Mann Farmhouse Wildflower Garden to over 100 Scituate third graders is offered every year. 

  • The Club supports the various gardening programs held at many of the Scituate schools by assisting with the cost of supplies and in volunteering with planting. 

  • Workshops are held during the school year at Scituate High School creating floral arrangements with students in the iExcel program

  • Each April, the Club hosts a public evening meeting with a speaker presenting a program on current horticultural and/or environmental issues.  


Floral Arrangements

Floral designs are provided for "Art in Bloom" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Members also do arrangements for Scituate Historic Homes open to the public.


Garden Therapy  

Floral design workshops are held four times a year at the Scituate Senior center for our senior citizens.

A nominal fee may be charged. Contact Scituate Senior Center or click here for more info. 


Junior Gardeners. 

This popular program, offered to Scituate's 4th and 5th grade students, is designed to teach design and gardening skills, while encouraging conservation, recycling, and environmental awareness. Students explore natural, seasonal themes at four workshops: For upcoming dates and locations, contact Betty Tufankjian bettytufankjian@gmail.com.


Library

The Club plants and maintains the planters at the library entrance. A framed, wildflower floral needlepoint tapestry, designed and created by members, was presented to the library in 2006 and is displayed on the lower level. 

Plant Sale

The annual Plant Sale, held on the Saturday before Memorial Day weekend,  is the Club's annual fundraiser which supports all of our civic programs. Members divide and propagate native plants at the Wildflower Garden, dig and donate plants from their gardens and grow annuals from seed. More about the Plant Sale


Post Office Boxes

Members plant and maintain window boxes and/or planters for each season at the Scituate, North Scituate and Greenbush Post offices.


Roadside Bulb Planting

As an ongoing project, members and town residents have ordered over 15,500 daffodil bulbs to
brighten the roadsides and gardens of Scituate.


Scituate Historical Society

Along with developing and maintaining the special garden areas at the Mann Farmhouse and Cudworth House, members provide period floral arrangements for the Society’s open houses and special events at the various sites.


Speakers Bureau

Club members are available to share their expertise on a variety on gardening topics including native and pollinator-friendly gardening, floral design principles, Scituate and area conservation trails and other topics on request. 


Wildflower Garden

The Wildflower Garden, located at the Historic Mann Farmhouse, is an ongoing project of the Club. Dedicated in June of 1986 after years of research, design and countless hours of digging, the Wildflower Garden is home to hundreds of plantings including native wildflowers, a magnificent Catalpa tree, as well as a vernal pond. Club members maintain the garden. throughout the year. The tranquil and eco-friendly setting attracts birds, insects and animals and has delighted visitors of all ages since its inception. The garden is open to the public year round. More about the Wildflower Garden.

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