Crystal Garden Club
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.
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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The Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from September through May in the Great Room at the Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant St., 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.
September 10, 2019
A social season opening meeting
Christine Redford, Crystal Garden Club
A Social season opening meeting that will be a sweet and
savory appetizer potluck.
Come and meet new and returning members.
November 12, 2019
A wreath project
Cathie Keane and Mary Mehringer, Crystal Garden Club
Mary and Cathie will talk briefly about the history of wreaths,
do a ‘show and tell’ and demonstrate a wreath for a do it yourself project.
A suggested supply list will be provided at the October meeting.
December 10, 2019
The Art In Bloom Road Show
Pleasant Street Senior Center, Reading
(A Shared Meeting with Wakefield Garden Club)
A colorful PowerPoint presentation depicting behind-the-scenes preparations
for Art in Bloom with stunning examples of floral interpretations of MFA art objects
is followed by a live floral interpretatio of a museum masterpiece by an
MFA Senior Associate floral designer.
January 14, 2020
February 11, 2020
Confessions of a Garden Fanatic, Still Crazy After All These Years
Honoring the historical context of a garden site: researching time and place.
Creating a feeling of authenticity and charm in a New England garden: the Colonial
Revival style. Optimizing best use of small backyards; special hints for landscaping city spaces. Creating garden rooms. Saving time and money on a variety of garden projects. Creating a landscaped garden “from scratch” - the sequential steps that worked for us. Getting designer results in a DYI garden using the design elements and principles to
create beautiful, cohesive landscapes.
March 10, 2020
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