Crystal Garden Club
of Reading

With an active membership of approximately 35 members, the Crystal Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month September through May in the Great Room at the Pleasant Street Center in Reading at 7:00 PM.

The Crystal Garden Club was organized in September 1955 by a group of Reading and Wakefield gardeners.   The Club’s objectives are to study all aspects of horticulture, landscaping, conservation and floral design, and to participate in civic beautification within both towns.  The Crystal Garden Club joined the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts in 1957 and continues to be an active member.


The Crystal Garden Club’s Community Projects each year focus on the design, installation and maintenance of plantings at the Pleasant Street Center Garden and the Reading Fire Station Garden.  The Club also participates in the planning and decorating of one room at the Hartshorne House in Wakefield for their annual Holiday Open House.  In addition, the Club donates gardening subscriptions each year to the Beebe Library in Wakefield and the Reading Public Library, and provides centerpieces for various civic activities including the Reading Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and the Mother’s Day Brunch for Senior Citizens.

Membership Info

Members of the Crystal Garden Club serve on various club committees such as Ways and Means, Civic Beautification, Membership and Hospitality, and the Hartshorne Holiday Open House.


Active members are encouraged to serve on a Committee within the Garden Club.  The work of these committees help to make our Club activities successful! 


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Meetings Schedule

The Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from September through May

The club meetings are held at St. Angnes in Reading - address 188 Woburn Street in Reading, MA
.at 7:00 PM, unless otherwise noted. 

General Meetings are open to the public.


Annual dues are $45 per year, which includes the cost of the 

Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts newsletter, the eMayflower.  

Dues are payable by March 30th for the following year. 

The Crystal Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts,

Middlesex District, and the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Meetings Schedule:


Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Year in the Garden - Kurt Habel

Kurt from Family Farms Edible Landscaping in Reading, MA will present photos and handouts and the basics of home vegetable gardening, maple sugaring, raised bed gardening and orcharding for beginners. Weather permitting fresh maple syrup will be available for sampling.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Welcome Spring! - Lisa Greene

Watch Lisa create several floral designs featuring spring seasonal flowers, foliage and found items. Along with demonstrating her floral skills, she will treat you and with tips and techniques about flowers and flower arranging. Lisa Green is an award winning designer and owner of the Beach Plum Flower Shop  in Newburyport and Exeter, NH with 41 years experiences across Massachusetts.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Annual Meeting with a sample food tasting. Members only. Join us as we wrap up our garden club year with our annual meeting and a food tasting experience with members‘ favorite dishes. More details to follow.

Announcements & News

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Club Officers


Cathie Keane

Vice President 

Michele Clopper

Recording Secretary 

Susan Bergeron 



Erin Fopiano


Corresponding secretary 

Janice Feagley

Program Director

Terry Hale