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 the Carriage House at Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA.
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
Seeds, Glorious Seeds!
with Nancy Eyster-Smith
Tuesday, September 19
Join avid seed collecting WGC member in learning how to identify and extract seeds so that we can collect from our own gardens. We then will help her clean and prepare seeds, so they are ready to insert into packets to share with the Waltham Community in the coming months.
Gore Place House in Bloom
Friday reception with live music
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
In collaboration with the Waltham Garden Club, Gore Place is very pleased to announce its annual flower show. This is a rare opportunity to experience the spectacular 1806 Gore Mansion filled with classical and contemporary floral designs displayed throughout the 12 first-floor rooms..
Community Service Project
WGC & City of Waltham
Planting Flowers on the Common
Tuesday, October 3
9:00 am to 10:30 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.
Good Bugs and Bad Bugs
with Bonnie Power
Tuesday, October 24
(note: not Oct. 17)
This program takes a look at habits and life cycles of “Good Bugs and Bad Bugs” and discusses how their presence affects the success of our garden each year.
Hands-On Holiday Décor
with Kathy Hines and Mary Ellen Donovan
Tuesday, November 14
Using a farmhouse type tin planter, members will create a seasonal centerpiece with guidance from two past presidents. Flowers, greens, bulbs, ribbons, and other embellishments will be provided.
Festive Holiday Décor
with Kathy Leva
Sunday, December 3
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WGC celebrates the holidays with our annual “A Timeless Tradition, A Classic Event!” at the Paine Estate in Waltham. Festivities will include a light luncheon, raffle baskets, and a floral demonstration by master designer, Kathy Leva. Tickets are $35 for this afternoon event.
International Garden Tour
Tuesday, February 20
Mike and Angie Chute will share a PowerPoint journey through 5 exceptional rose gardens. Don't miss your chance to experience world famous gardens in England, Italy, France, and Canada all without needing your passport.
Hands-On Spring Arrangement
with Courtney Ogg-Mancuso
Tuesday, March 19
Our President will guide us, using some secret tips and steps, to create a cheerful spring arrangement. A small fee will be requested.
presented by Mary Beth Hayes
Tuesday, April 16
Our presenter will demonstrate a step-by-step process of developing and enjoying your own cutting gardens. A hand-tied spiral bouquet will be created and raffled off.
Annual Plant Sale & Seed Giveaway
Saturday, May 11
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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. Find us at the Kennedy Middle School, 655 Lexington Street, front parking lot.
Annual Ice Cream Social and Garden Swap
Tuesday, May 21
Members close out the year creating ice cream sundaes followed by fun swapping of garden related treasures. In addition, we will hold our Garden Resource Sharing. Please bring garden related items that need a new home (decorative items, vases, tools, magazines and books).
Installation of Officers Dinner Celebration
Tuesday, June 18
Garden Club Members wrap up the year with a Gore Place celebration of pizza, salad, and dessert. Installation of Officers and a delightful year in review slideshow will be part of the festivities.
Times and Dates to follow
Once again, the club will host a few Garden Gatherings at members' homes this summer. It's a great way to enjoy the artistry of flower selection and design by our own members. Lots of fun!