The mission of the Club is to promote the love of gardening, to share knowledge of all the ways that plants are important in our lives, and to foster friendship and community.
The Waltham Garden Club is a non-profit organization run by a board of six officers and several committee chairpersons. We have over 80 members.
The Club has regular meetings on the third Tuesday of every month from September to June. Club members also join together throughout the year in many community events or civic development programs.
Club meetings are held at the Carriage House at Gore Place. The use of this beautiful location rekindles a past partnership between the Club and this historic estate in Waltham.
The Waltham Garden Club continues to be a welcoming community to everyone. With our variety of programs, we have something for everyone. The Grapevine newsletter is sent out electronically to members for up-to-date information. If you are interested in becoming a member, please go to our Join page.
Over the years, the club produced flower shows, themed tea parties, victory gardens for the war effort, and a Home Front advice column in the local paper. The Club has sponsored many community projects such as reforestation at Prospect Hill Park, civic beautification of Route 128 and other key areas, poster contest for the 100th Anniversary of the Forest Service, and creation of a Green Guide.
The Club participates with great enthusiasm in many city and state events as well as with local organizations including - Historic Waltham Days Parade, Waltham Public Library - Books in Bloom Flower Show, Massachusetts State Library Capital Blooms, and Art in Bloom at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Many community focused initiatives became ongoing annual projects.
Club History and Archive
The Waltham Garden Club is immensely proud of its history and the work being done to preserve it. Visit our new history and archive page.
Sponsored by the Waltham Better Gardeners 1943
Held at the Home of Mrs. Gertrude Sanderson, President of the WGC 1954
Held at the Home of Mrs. John Clark 1961
Landscaping at the Community Recreation Building 1970
Master Judge Emeritus, GCFM Life Member
Waltham Public Library 2004
10th Anniversary Historic Waltham Parade 2005
Kennedy Middle School Parking Lot
Holiday Wreaths for Gore Mansion 2021
Waltham Day on the Common seed giveaway and youth activity 2022
Waltham High School Senior Prom Centerpieces 2023