Who We Are Today
From the beginning, the Cohasset Garden Club has been a summer club. While member meetings are held from March through October, members remain active and the board meets monthly throughout the year. The Club’s community outreach includes the planting and maintenance of several gardens in Cohasset including the garden at the Cohasset Historical Society’s museums in the center of the village. Since 1969, Club members have given thousands of hours and dollars to the care of this garden. Along with two other organizations, the club designed and maintains a garden at the historic Lightkeepers Residence, a building used by the community for meetings and social occasions. Most recently, the Club renovated its part of the garden with new plants, bushes and a tree. The Club also maintains an antique horse water trough at the junction of Beach Street and Atlantic Avenue that features bright seasonal blooms from spring into fall. Since 2012, the Club has conducted a weeklong educational conservation program, which was developed by the Club’s Conservation Committee for the Osgood Elementary School. This second grade program teaches the students the importance of pollinators to our food supply and how to support all pollinators in a garden. It is called “Bee a Pollinator Pal”week. In 2017, the Club contributed and planted five new trees on Cohasset’s Town Common to replace the Common’s dying and diseased trees.
Member meetings, some of which are open to the public, focus on community improvement, historic preservation, landscaping, conservation, horticulture, and flower arranging. A lively roster of workshops is designed to contribute to the club’s ongoing knowledge of horticulture, sound gardening practices, photography, and flower design,and to further the exchange of ideas and knowledge among members.
The Club also supports various Boston-area community efforts by entering design competitions at the New England Spring Flower Show and creating arrangements for Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts, among others.