We have regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. The club hosts speakers with a variety of specialties from floral design to writing garden-themed “who done it” novels. We also conduct hands-on workshops where you can create showstopping wreaths to dried flower note cards. We invite you to take a look.
Our monthly Tuesday meetings are held at a new location, the Carriage House at Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA. Masks are required by Gore Place at this time.
Tuesday meetings start at 6:30 pm with coffee and refreshments, then we have a meeting of the members at 7:00 pm, and the program starts at 7:30 pm (any exceptions are noted below).
Our program year runs from September to June - scroll through to see what we are doing for the coming months.
The Carriage House at Gore Place
with Nancy Manson D'Ercole
Tuesday, September 21
Join us for a lovely evening with multi-talented WGC past president, Nancy Manson D'Ercole. Enjoy a stroll and see how breathtaking small gardens can be in the historic Martha’s Vineyard campground. Learn how these gardens inspired a new retirement venture for her.
Community Service Project
Wednesday, October 13
Rain date: Thursday, October 14
Years ago the Waltham Garden Club planted hosta on the Waltham Common in honor of Leola Fraim, a Member of Distinction in the WGC. Leola had a daylily and a hosta named in her honor. Join us for some gardening fun!
Garden Chardonnay Workshop
with Alexis Shaw
Tuesday, October 19
Alexis Shaw, a past president of the WGC will present a hands-on workshop creating a succulent garden in a ceramic white wine vessel that would look amazing anywhere in your home.! A small fee of $10 is required to cover materials. A maximum of 30 members may participate. Others are invited to watch and recreate later.
Gardening is Dirty
with Neal Sanders
Tuesday, November 16
Prepare yourself to enjoy an evening full of intrigue and laughs! Neal Sanders, the author of 13 mysteries, presents his book “Gardening is Dirty." As the husband of an avid gardener, he has lots of time to observe gardeners and their foibles. He weaves his observations into his books and into an illustrated talk that is sure to entertain all!
The Jingle & Mingle Holiday Celebration
Tuesday, December 7
Our Jingle Mingle Holiday Celebration begins with a festive social. Then members will be shown how to weave various evergreens into a simple pine wreath and how to add individual touches to create a stunning holiday decoration or gift! A fee of $20 to cover the cost of materials is required.
A Walk in the Garden with Eleanor Roosevelt
with Carol L. Cohen
Tuesday, February 15
Enjoy a special evening with Carol Cohen as she takes us back in time with an interactive walk in the Garden of Eleanor Roosevelt. This First Lady hosts a ceremony in her backyard at Hyde Park, honoring people who made significant contributions to the Victory Garden effort during World War II.
"Spring into Summer” Bring a Friend Night
with Kathy Montesanti
Tuesday, March 15
Kathy Montesanti, a WGC member, will demonstrate how floral design techniques can be used to create two separate arrangements. Spring and summer flowers are interchanged as the seasons dictate.
" A Piet Oudolf Story"
with Deborah Chud
Tuesday, April 19
Join us to hear Deborah Chud share her journey to create a spectacular garden using the design principles of Piet Oudolf, one of the leading landscape and garden designers in the world. (He designed The High Line Garden in Manhattan)
Annual Plant Sale & Seed Giveaway
May 7, 2022
9:00 am -12:00 pm
-No Rain Date-
Get your garden started with our favorite flowers and plants! Free seed packets for flowers, veggies and herbs. Please join us and help the Club raise money for its various programming and community projects throughout the year. Just in time for Mother’s Day! Find us at the Kennedy Middle School, 655 Lexington Street, side parking lot.
Annual Ice Cream Social and Garden Swap
Tuesday, May 17
Members of the WGC are invited to our end of the year ice-cream party! Afterwards the Yankee Garden Swap gets underway. It should be a wonderful evening of laughs and fun!
Community Service Project
WGC & City of Waltham
Planting Flowers on the Common
Tuesday, June 7, 9:00 am
Rain Date-Wed., June 8, 9:00 am
Join us in planting some flowers on the Waltham Common. It's a wonderful opportunity to come together and create beautiful gardens for all to enjoy.
Waltham Garden Club Installation of Officers
Tuesday, June 21
The Waltham Garden Club will enjoy a special evening at the Carriage House, Gore Place, celebrating the club’s new found history, new venue and the installation of new officers. A PowerPoint presentation of the Club’s history will be shown. A fascinating lookback!