top of page

Groton Garden Club Awarded State and National Recognition for Community Projects

Updated: Jul 1

Groton Garden Club members attended The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc.'s 97th Annual Meeting in Andover, MA. The Club received four State and four National awards during the June 13, 2024 meeting for the Groton Garden Club's projects during our 100th Anniversary in 2023.


six women wearing dressy casual clothing holding awards
Photo: From Left to Right, Priscilla Williams, Kim Daly, Lisa Murray, Lisa Theall, Ana Maria Fernandez, and Karen Alsheimer Salemme attended the meeting to accept the awards on behalf of the Groton Garden Club.

The awards for Conservation in Municipal Gardens and Community Beautification were for the "100 Years for 100 Natives" project that planted 100 native plants in the municipal gardens around Groton that the Club currently maintains. This project has united our members to bring awareness to the club and the community about the benefits and ease of growing native plants.

 

The Club won a Youth Activities Award for their Anniversary reading project to local Pre-Schoolers. There were four reading days with Garden Club members volunteering to read to Groton Community School and Boutwell Preschool students. This initiative reached 267 local families and students were given over 300 marigold seed packets to grow in their gardens. In addition, the children created very colorful 100th Anniversary banners for the Club to use. 


The Club also won a Publications Award for our Groton Garden Club: Gardening for One Hundred Years - 1923-2023 history book.  Our members researched the Club's 100 years in our archives preserved by previous members. A copy of the history book can be found on the Groton Garden Club's website and at the Groton Public Library.


The Groton Garden Club also won National Awards for the Club's "100 natives for 100 years" project. These were for a Community Project with Native Plants and Landscaping of Public Grounds. The Club won the Horticulture Education for Youth Awards for Reading to the Pre-schoolers. We were also awarded a Certificate of Merit for the 100 Years of the Groton Garden Club History book.


The Groton Garden Club would like to, once more, thank the Town of Groton for all the support we have received over the past 100 years to make these awards happen. Our goal is to educate our members and the community about gardening. We wanted to educate and enhance the municipal gardens by adding native plantings that benefit the gardens, the environment, and the community. 


Visit our website at www.grotongardenclub.org or email gardenclubgrotonma@gmail.com for more information or to join us.


Sincerely,


Lisa Theall, President 

Groton Garden Club

Comments


bottom of page