Worcester Garden Club


Zone I to Host the GCA Annual Meeting in Boston May 17-19

WGC Members Participate as Delegates, Volunteers, and Committee Members

On Thursday, May 17, close to 650 GCA club members will gather in Boston to attend the annual meeting. Chaired by SaSa Panarese and Beth Meyer and years in the planning, the meeting will feature nationally known speakers, designated medalists, announcement of the Founder's Fund and Freeman Medal winners, business meetings, workshops and tours. Those invited to participate in the annual meeting include two delegates from each of the 201 GCA clubs and committee members who serve at the national level. This years speakers include Douglas Brinkley, David Rockefeller, and Grace Elton.
Worcester Garden Club 2019 delegates are Barbara Athy, Laurie Davis and Joanne Vieira. Other club members worked behind the scenes in the planning for the event: Kathy Michie on the Flower Show; Sarah Ribeiro on signage, Laurie Davis on the Board of Associates dinner, and Kim Cutler on graphic design. In addition, a number of our members have offered to volunteer during the meeting. These volunteers are invited to attend any business meeting (where awards are given and speakers are heard) and enjoy the Flower Show and Boutique. The latter two major "shows" are open to the public free of charge.
The Annual Meeting will prove to be an exciting and informative event!

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 Lynne 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.

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.