Community: Recent Projects

WORCESTER GARDEN CLUB

RECENT PROJECTS

The following list includes projects the garden club has been
involved with or supported since the year 2000.

Chatham Street Pocket Park 2002

Chatham Street Pocket Park

A small park at the corner of Chatham, Chestnut, and Irving Street. WGC awarded a grant to the Downtown Neighborhood Partners group which was used for plantings along this hillside. The plants were installed by Shrewsbury Nurseries.

Courtyard Garden Project at Burncoat High School 2002-2003

Working with the Horticultural Program at Burncoat High School the WGC helped fund the renovation of its central courtyard from the fall of 2002 through the spring of 2003.

The Peggy Erskine Memorial Garden at The Oaks 2004-2007

Members dig in Peggy's Garden and Plant at the Oaks

This memorial garden is located at 140 Lincoln Street, Worcester alongside the period home which houses the Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter of the DAR. In 2004 WGC members prepared garden beds and transplanted large shrubs from the former Erskine home on Trowbridge Street, now a parking lot for WPI. Plants were also transferred here from the club’s circular garden at the Worcester Public Library which was removed to install the sculpture of Major Taylor in 2007.

Restoration of the Rogers Kennedy Memorial 2006

Built in 1929 this monument honors Worcester's first settlers. It is located in Elm Park, and its surroundings were originally designed by the Olmstead Brothers Architectural Landscape Company in 1940.

Winslow Park 2007 - 2008

Winslow Park

This project was created by Women Together to provide a green and safe place in the Pleasant Street area. It is maintained by that street's Neighborhood Network Center.

Rededication of the Frannie Herron Park 2008-2009

The WCG was asked for help in redesigning and cleaning up the garden dedicated to its former president and long active member. The park is owned by Preservation Worcester, and the garden will be maintained by the Crown Hill Neighborhood Association.

UGROW Program of the Regional Environmental Council
2003, 2007-2009

The Worcester Garden Club has been a strong supporter of the REC's community garden program. Grant money given to UGrow has been used to provide seeds and seedlings to 40 gardens located throughout the city.