Worcester Garden Club


Susan Palatucci Represented WGC at the National Affairs and Legislation Conference in Washington DC February 25-28

Susan poses with other Zone I reps in Jim McGovern's office. She also met with Elizabeth Warren and Senator Markey. Susan reported that "we had a very successful morning presenting our Botany Bill, LWCF (which was passed while we were there!), Scenic Byways Bill, and National Parks Bill. We also discussed how the topic of Climate Change is of utmost concern and how we are opposed to proposed EPA regulatory rollbacks and drilling in the Artic National Refuge (ANWR)." A very rewarding experience indeed! For a full report click HERE


President Barbara Athy and Tommy Dearborn share a laugh at the garden club's 100th anniversary party at Worcester Country Club on March 18, 2019. For more photos by Lynn Tonna, visit the Members section of this website.

Tower Hill to Honor Worcester Garden Club with Its Silver Medal

At its 178th annual meeting March 28, 2019, the Worcester County Horticultural Society Trustees will present the garden club with a Silver Medal. Given every year, this medal recognizes a person or organization that has contributed to the horticultural health of the region.

Attendees will also hear Dr. Donald A. Rakow speak about the role of public gardens in addressing the urgent needs of their communities. The meeting will commence at 4:00 pm.

In November, Donna Williams and Penny Booth attended the WasteWise forum about the crisis facing recyclables, held at the E. L. Harvey recycling facility in Hopkinton, and toured the recycling plant. Although this photo is testament to the need to reduce plastics use, they seemed to be having a great time!

The Purposes of the Worcester Garden Club Are:

  • To promote the knowledge and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, flower arranging, and all phases of conservation;
  • To educate the community in the art of gardening, in the science of horticulture and in the conservation of all our national and local resources;
  • To encourage and develop civic planting throughout Worcester County.