Worcester Garden Club

WORCESTER GARDEN CLUB

Worcester Garden Club's Annual Meeting was held June 10, 2019 at Shirley Williams incredible gardens. Here members walk through the landscape enjoying the long-awaited spring weather. Check the Members section of the website for more of Lynne Tonna's stunning photos.

Report From GCA Annual Meeting
Boston, May 17-19, 2019

The 106th Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of America was a Zone I affair hosting 625 delegates and more than 400 volunteers. Barbara Athy and Joann Vieira represented our club as delegates and many of our members volunteered. Others were on committees which planned and executed the event. Sarah Ribeiro was in charge of signage, Kim Cutler did the graphics, Kathy Michie ran the design section of the flower show, and Laurie Davis was responsible for the Board of Associates. A wrap-up meeting held June 13th reported that the meeting was well-received and even praised! To learn more about what went on, please click HERE to read Joann's comprehensive report.

Sarah Ribeiro, Patty Moynihan, Cindy Pitcher, Lura Harrison, Sally Buckingham, and Penny Booth visited the Wicked Tulip Farm in Rhode Island on May 8. Part of the experience was picking from the cutting garden. Beautiful, long-stemmed tulips.Lucky ladies!

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

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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.