The Groton Garden Club turns 100 years old in 2023! Come and help us celebrate.  Learn more about gardening, support the club, or just find out what the club does around town.

Groton Reads & Gardens

Coming in March 2023!

Groton Reads is an Annual Community-Wide Reading Event coordinated by GPL. It asks, “What if everyone in Groton read the same book — or, this year, books?” 2023 marks the 19th year of Groton Reads.

Celebrate community, reading, planting, and growing with family, friends, and neighbors as we partner with the Groton Public Library in celebration of our 100th Anniversary for Groton Reads…AND GARDENS!

Enjoy talks, hands-on programs, and artistic displays—something for everyone—gardeners and non-gardeners alike. We’re planting the seeds now for March. See the Groton Public Library website for more information.


Annual Public Lecture 2023

Sunday, March 5 • 2:00 PM • The Groton Center (163 W. Main St., Groton MA 01450)

John Forti, Getting Young People Involved in Gardening

Known as “The Heirloom Gardener,” John Forti will discuss Engaging Youth and Ourselves in the Spheres of Nature and Gardening.  It draws from John’s life long experience in museums, public gardens, children’s gardens and the local foods movement. We will learn about inspirational ideas we can use to engage kids and young adults, and restore our own engagement with the natural world.  Join us for a refreshing look at how you can make a difference in the lives of children while strengthening family ties and habitat.  

John Forti is a garden historian and ethnobotanist who has directed gardens for Plimoth Plantation, Strawbery Banke, the Mass Hort Society, and Bedrock Gardens. He is author of the book The Heirloom Gardener. 


Arbor Day 2023

Saturday, May 6 • 1:00 PM • Location TBD

Join us for this fun-filled annual event co-sponsored by the Garden Club and Friends of the Tree Warden. The Arbor Day tree and a special Groton Garden Club Memorial Tree will be planted.


Annual Plant Sale 2023

Saturday, May 13 • 9:00 am – Noon • Legion Field (75 Hollis Street, Groton MA 01450)

The annual Plant Sale will be held at Legion Field. Legion Field is at the intersection of Hollis and School Streets.
All sales and donations from our Annual Plant Sale help maintain Groton’s municipal gardens and fund club activities and charitable work. Rain or Shine. Cash or Checks only.

Can’t make it to the sale? You can still help the club by making a donation!