Wayland Garden Club
Wayland, Massachusetts
Organized 1922         Federated 1927

News and Events

Some Like It Hot!
On February 26th, Andi Ross, certified horticulturalist and landscape gardener, came to a WGC meeting to explain local drought causes and effects. We explored both new and standby cultivars suitable for long hot summers. Please see the PDF below to learn more about plants that thrive in the heat!

Garden Club Flowers and Fun!
January 2019
Flower Arranging at Council on Aging
Linda Cocce and Susan Thomas once again led a workshop in flower arranging where each participant made a lovely arrangement to take home for Thanksgiving 2018.
Tending Town-Owned Gardens
Besides planting and tending to planters around Town, members also plant and tend to some gardens on town property such as the triangle at School Street and Cochituate Road and at the Boston Post Road 'Wayland First Settlement' sign. Look for the Wayland Garden Club sign marking locations.
Wayland Garden Club Plant Sale - May 2018
It was another successful plant sale! The Rod and Gun Club sets up tents each year to shelter the shade-loving plants and the workers, especially on a rainy day. Members donated nearly 300 plants from their gardens.
Summer 2018 - A Native Wildflower Demonstration Garden at the Wayland Depot
Garden Club members , Jean Milburn and Patrice Barton, planned, planted and tended a Native Plant Garden at the Depot this past summer. It is thriving! Click the link below to read the story!
May 2018 Workshop - Council on Aging
Susan Thomas and Linda Cocce hosted a May workshop at the Council on Aging. They hold two such events for the COA each year on behalf of the Garden Club.
Art in Bloom at Museum of Fine Arts - April 2018
Marilyn Fraktman and Alexandra MacKensie designed a stunning floral arrangement interpreting a large painting titled 'The Dead Christ' by Rosso Fiorentino.
January 2018 - Flora in Winter

Carol Spann and Holly Landsittel represented the Wayland Garden Club with an arrangement at Flora in Winter at the Worcester Art Museum in January. They did a submerged arrangement which is a wonderful way to showcase flowers because the water magnifies their beauty. Their arrangement was a tribute to the museum’s current Winslow Homer exhibit: “Our idea was to nod to Homer's stunning works of the ocean by showing treasures below the water's surface with the shells and Calla Lilies, and we aimed to evoke the wind above with the naturally curvy Bells of Ireland.”

November 2017
In November 2017, Linda Cocce and Susan Thomas helped Council on Aging members to create Fall arrangements. A good time was had by all!
Art in Bloom 2017
In April 2017 Joy Sayegh, as arranger and Jennifer Koeller, as her assistant, represented the Wayland Garden Club at the Museum of Fine Art's Art in Bloom. Their arrangement was in response to 'Expulsion from the Garden of Eden' by Thomas Cole. In this photograph, Jennifer and Joy are joined by new member Irene Chang in front of the painting and arrangement.
Flora in Winter 2017
The 2017 arrangement for the Worcester Art Museum's Flora in Winter was created by Iryna Priester and Sonja Strong. The art work was a bust of Caligula (Cais Caesar Augustus). The light and dark side of his mind was evoked with the red and white roses in the shape of a cranium. Several members visited together to see our Garden Club members' fine work.
Grout-Heard House Holiday Decorations

Please click here to see the Wayland Garden Club's holiday display at the Grout-Heard House.
Garden Club Plant Sale, May 7, 2016
WGC President Patrice Barton with guest lecturer Thomas Mickey who spoke on America's Romance with the English Garden.
Wayland Garden Club Contributes Centerpieces for Boston Fundraiser

Members of the Wayland Garden Club donated two centerpieces to an October 1st fundraiser, "Home Run for Homeless Women and Children", held at Fenway Park to benefit Health Care without Walls (formerly known as Women of Means). The non-profit organization provides free and compassionate medical care, education, and advocacy to homeless women and children in the greater Boston area. Centerpieces donated by various garden clubs adorned tables at the evening fundraiser. The centerpieces were also included in a silent auction.

Nancy Vona and Nancy Keith of the Wayland Garden Club created and donated one centerpiece of red roses, blue hydrangeas, delphinium and white lisianthus framed by boxwood. They chose the colors of the arrangement to match the Red Sox uniforms and to honor the setting of Fenway Park.

Cindi Jacobs of the Wayland Garden Club also created and donated one centerpiece which demonstrated how to be creative while working with a tight budget. Her centerpiece highlighted several shades of purple with a pop of yellow flowers flanked by cabbage and aromatic eucalyptus. The container was $3 from a local thrift store and with a little Tarn-X it shined beautifully! Flowers were from Trader Joe's. The total cost of the arrangement was $20.
The arrangement by Nancy Vona and Nancy Keith of the Wayland Garden Club includes a burst of red, white and blue flowers to match the colors of the Red Sox uniforms because the Health Care without Walls fundraiser was held in Fenway Park on October 1st.
The arrangement by Wayland Garden Club member Cindi Jacobs includes a variety of flowers, eucalyptus and cabbage leaves. The table centerpiece was included in a silent auction to benefit Health Care without Walls at a fundraiser held in Fenway Park on October 1st. 
Art in Bloom
Take a look at Jen and Jean's creation which won kudos all around from visitors and staff at the MFA!!
Thank you to Jen Koeller and Regina Kennedy and their crew for a successful Plant Sale!
A great day and a great turn out!
Worcester Art Museum's 'Flora in Winter'
This is the first time the WGC participated in 'Flora in Winter'. This arrangement in inspired by 'Ewer in the Form of a Parrot', an early Vietnamese pottery which can be seen on the far right of the photo. 
March Meeting Highlight!

For our March meeting, Jennie Summerall delighted us with her "The Constant Garden - East" lecture and inspired this floral arrangement by Joy S.
Wayland Garden Club October Meeting Highlight

Members, Jean Milburn and Penny Beer, with the floral arrangements they created to coordinate with the topic of our October meeting 'Edible Home Gardening in the Landscape' delivered by Carol Julien. 
Wayland Garden Club greets Laura Biblier

Laura Biblier, Landscape Designer and Executive Board member of the Garden Club Federation of Mass. and an advisor on historic preservation for numerous organizations and land trusts spoke at the first meeting of the Wayland Garden Club. Ms. Biblier presented a photographic calender of plants through the year offering suggestions on plant combinations in terms of blooming sequence and considering color and texture. 
Wayland Garden Club

Members of the Wayland Garden Club during a Spring Container Workshop offered by WGC member Kerry Tardif. Interested in learning more about the WGC? Please contact us!
Sue Pope - 508-358-2462 or Aida Gennis - 508-650-3869. 
Wayland Garden Club at Art in Bloom

Wayland Garden Club's Kerry Tardif, and her assistant P. Jean Milburn's arrangement was inspired by Winslow Homer's 'The Fog Warning'. We hope that many were able to enjoy their stellar creation during the recent Art in Bloom event at then Museum of Fine Arts.