We hope that you and your families are well in these very difficult times. Our daily lives have changed greatly and remain uncertain.
We are fortunate to live in a supportive community. Caring Neighbors on NextDoor offer help. The Fire Chief has provided updates on how to get help, stay safe and avoid the spread of the virus. Our Senior Center is providing meals for the most at-risk population in town.
The Mass DPH, CDC and WHO provide up-to-date information on the status of health guidelines and data for COVID-19 everyday, but we still wait to see what happens.
As a result, to keep ourselves and the community safe, we have the following changes in our programs and will adjust and reschedule as needed.
The Wachusett Garden Club event calendar is posted below. Unless otherwise noted, events are open to the public.
Click on the button below to obtain a copy of the current club calendar!
Each year Smithsonian Gardens grows hundreds of poinsettias and decorates majestic evergreen trees to display in the Smithsonian museums and Castle. Watch as Smithsonian Gardens’ extensive poinsettia crop makes its magical transition from small, green slips grown in our greenhouse facility to cheery, colorful holiday plants on display in the interiors of our museums. Then be dazzled by our Interiors Team, learn some of their decorating tricks, and watch as they transform a tree into a festive creation. Jill Gonzalez and Melanie Pyle will entertain us with their skills and give you pointers and ideas to try at home. Register here
Visiting Tower Hill ‘NATURE’S BEST HOPE’ is the title of University of Delaware professor Doug Tallamy’s new book, and the subtitle reads like this: “A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard.” In other words, you and I are nature’s best hope. Our actions count, and they add up to counteract a fragmented landscape and other challenges to the survival of so many critically important native creatures and the greater environment we all share.Doug Tallamy’s 2007 book, “Bringing Nature Home,” has been for many of us a wake-up call into the entire subject of the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife, and now with more than a decade of additional research insights, he goes further.
One of the great traditions that bind New England to Old England is a love of gardening. Across New England, the wealth of horticultural delights ranges from public spaces to private places. Here is just a taste of the variety on offer.Visit the link below to see some of the gardens.
Additional, the Garden Conservancy of NY, has been sponsoring a country-wide events called Open Days- where private gardens are "opened' to the public for garden tours and special programs. Visit opendaysprogram.org for information of private garden Open Days in your area!