Civic Projects

Boston Flower Show 

Members serve on various Flower Show committees including judging; several members exhibit.


Conservation

Conservation subjects are discussed at our monthly meetings to keep members informed about conservation issues relating to the environment and the town. The Chair collects pop-tops and used ink jet cartridges for the Garden Club Federation Fundraiser.


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

Each year the club offers a classroom presentation and tour of the Wildflower Garden to all Scituate third graders. During the annual plant sale, members give tours of the Wildflower Garden. The Club has an annual public meeting featuring a topic of popular interest. Workshops are held at Scituate High School for Special Needs students.


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

Workshops, open to the town’s senior citizens, are given free of charge at the Senior Center four times a year.


Junior Gardeners

This program, offered to Scituate's 4th and 5th grade students, is designed to teach design and gardening skills, conservation, recycling, nature and environmental awareness.


Library

A subscription to "Fine Gardening" is donated to the Library each year. A Wildflower Floral Tapestry, created by members, was presented to the library in 2006.

Plant Sale

The annual Plant Sale is the Club's major fundraiser which supports all of our civic programs. Members divide and propagate plants at the Wildflower Garden, grow hundreds of tomatoes and dig and donate plants from their gardens.


Post Office Boxes

Members plant and maintain window boxes for each season at the Scituate and Greenbush Post
offices and the Town Library.


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

Two former co-chairmen of the Mann Farmhouse Wildflower Garden have designed a slide program, "A Garden for All Seasons,” that depicts the many features of the garden. This program has been offered to other garden clubs and community organizations.


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. 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. 

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