Meeting Information

Meetings take place the second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church (office entrance), 74 Pleasant Street, Arlington.  Held September through May, meetings typically begin with a professional speaker, followed by a brief business meeting and a light lunch.


Upcoming Programs & Events

MAY 9 – Polishing the Masterpieces: The Trustees’ Public Gardens

Lucinda (Cindy) Brockway, Program Director for Cultural Resources, The Trustees (formerly Trustees of Reservations)
In Massachusetts, you find history under every rock and on every corner. From the tracks of dinosaurs and the settlements of Mohicans to the stone walls of colonial farmers, The Trustees care for and share an incredible array of places and things that illuminate who we were, who we are now, and who we will be. Historic homes, magnificent gardens and cultural landscapes all come under the purview of The Trustees.

MAY 19 – Annual Spring Plant Sale

Whether rooting cuttings, dividing perennials, grooming houseplants, or donating garden-related paraphernalia, Club members work together to make this popular annual event the Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  The next Plant Sale will be on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Jason Russell House in Arlington.

JUNE 13 – End of the Season Dinner Meeting

Details to be announced at a later date.


Other Garden-Related Events

Master Gardener Association Spring 2018 Home Horticulture Series
Registration now open – and space is limited – for ten information-packed classes designed to help home gardeners be more effective at their favorite pastime.  Classes will be held Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:00 PM, March 22 to May 24, 2018 at Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, a Trustees of Reservations property, 2468 Washington Street, Canton, just off Rt. 128, south of Boston.  Find details here.

NGC Gardening Study School
Registration is open for the National Garden Clubs Garden Study School, Course I, Series 11, to be held on April 12 & 13, 2018, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA.  Deadline for registration is March 29.  Click here for a detailed brochure.

Boston Flower & Garden Show
The Boston Flower & Garden Show is held in early spring at one of Boston’s main convention venues. Each year’s theme is designed to inspire exhibitors and visitors alike to begin the gardening season with enthusiasm. A Boston tradition, the Spring Flower Show features gardening exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, activities and vendors.
March 14-18, 2018 at Seaport World Trade Center, Boston
Theme:  Superheroes of the Garden

The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on Friday 4/27 (3-6pm) and Saturday 4/28 (8am-noon) at Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA.  All items may be ordered in advance through March 31; to place an order please visit their website or call 978 692 9395 to request a catalog. The sale includes tree/shrub seedlings, perennials, fruits, groundcovers and garden supplies. All sale proceeds benefit their environmental programs, protecting soils and waters in Middlesex County.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society
Offers many garden-related lectures and events throughout the year, many but not all of which are held at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s headquarters at Elm Bank in Wellesley, MA.  Seasonal garden tours and daily programs are also held Gardens at Elm Bank, 36 acres on the Elm Bank Reservation at 900 Washington Street in Wellesley, MA 02482.
The site includes open fields and meadows, streams and pools, wooded areas and formal gardens. Mass Hort is uniquely positioned, not only to protect these natural resources, but also to develop spaces that enhance visitors’ appreciation of the landscape and the surrounding Charles River. The grounds and gardens of Elm Bank are handicap-accessible.  Gardens are Open May 1st – October 12th each year, Tuesday-Sunday.  Admission is free to MassHort members and $8 for non-members.  Seasonal garden tours and daily programs are offered.

Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association
Master Gardeners are experienced and trained volunteers who provide horticultural information and education resources to the gardening public, offer technical support for horticulture projects and contribute outreach programs for community events.

The first Master Gardener (MG) program was started in 1972 in Seattle, Washington by Cooperative Extension Agents as a means of more effectively addressing questions posed to them by eager home gardeners. Within a few years the program was adopted throughout Washington and by many other states. Today, Master Gardeners are in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several Canadian provinces.  The vast majority of Master Gardener programs are run by the Cooperative Extension Services of land-grant universities. MG programs are usually organized county by county, with extension agents and university professors serving as program instructors.

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