"To have a mind at peace
A heart that cannot harden
Go find a GATE that opens wide
Upon a lovely garden."
Open Gate Garden Club founded 1962.
Affiliated with National Garden Clubs, the NGC New England Regions, the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, and GCFM Northern District, since 1964.
19 Active members and 1 honorary member.
Garden Club Objectives
To advance and encourage the art of gardening and the study of horticulture, floriculture
and landscape architecture; to further civic beautification and to practice conservation.
Members come from Chelmsford and surrounding towns. Membership is open to all who
are interested in the club objectives.
1 Payment of yearly dues of $35 due in May
2. Attendance at meetings are held monthly except July, August, January, and February
on a Monday or Tuesday evening depending on available space
3. Help out at the plant sale, the club’s only fund-raiser, held in May
4. Participate in one of the other projects the club does that year.
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We're happy to answer your questions.
Meetings are held on
a Monday at the beginning of a month
excluding July, August, January, and February
at 6:30 P.M.
Landscape design and maintenance of the plantings at Perham Corner traffic island & Jessie Stewart Urn at Adams Library.
Decorating the Barrett-Byam House for the Chelmsford Historical Society’s Christmas Open House
Herb Interest Group meets at 10:30 am 3 times a year at member’s homes to study herbs to grow, cook with and for health.
A Newsletter, “Through the Open Gate,” is published monthly.
Programs for the public to inform them about the environment and horticulture
June Cook Memorial Program for children at the Adams Library in April
Workshops for members in design, crafts and horticulture.
Monthly speakers on horticulture, environment, conservation & floral design topics.
Announcements & News
September 12, 6:00 pm, Annual Meeting & Dinner, Princeton Station Restaurant
October 18, 6:30 pm, Pumpkin design workshop with Mary Beth Hayes of Semper Virens Design in person meeting at Unitarian Church
October 24, 10:30 am, Herb Group Meeting at Linda Jean’s on “Our Favorite Herb & How We Use It” including tastings.
November 7, 6:30 pm, Zoom, WWII-Women & Gardening, with Judith Sumner
No meeting in January or February
March 25, 6:30 pm, Zoom, Gardening Through Europe-Norway to Italy
April 10, 6:30 pm, Unitarian Church, “Good Bugs, Bad Bugs” with MA Master Gardener Bonnie Power
May is plant sale and no meeting
May Herb Group Meeting; date and time to be determined
June 12, 6:30 pm, Weston Nurseries, lecture & workshop on containers/Senior gardening
July - Herb Group Meeting; date and time to be determined.
2022 - 2023
President: Linda Jean Smith
Vice President: Sharon Rubin
Recording Secretary: Myke Travaglia
Treasurer: Janet Veino