Mission: The purpose of this club is to encourage and promote interest in and development of all aspects of gardening.
The Groton Garden Club
Our mission provides a broad framework in which the club has operated since our founding in 1923. Currently, we maintain or share responsibility for more than ten gardens and planters within Groton: the Blue Star Memorial on Sawyer Common, Firemen’s Common, Four Corners Traffic Island, Hanson Family Memorials on Playground Road, Hollis Street Triangle, Prescott Common, Carol Wheeler Memorial Park in W. Groton, and the Police Station and Center Fire Station entryway gardens. We also plant and maintain the watering troughs in West Groton and in Groton Center with seasonal arrangements and help maintain the gardens at the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden in Harvard.
We hold monthly meetings and programs from October through June, run an annual Plant Sale in May, take educational and fun field trips, present garden-related workshops to members, and sponsor an annual lecture for the community. Our varied committees offer members a chance to work outside directly in gardens or on other communications functions such as our website, yearbook, or club publicity. We are a social group as well, and recognize the importance of the friendships that develop within the club, and the relationships that the club develops with other organizations and individuals in the community.
To get an overview of the things we do, see our Committee page with additional descriptions and photographs. If you want to know more about our programs, please check out upcoming and past events on our calendar.