WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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In 1945, when the war was over, members dove into flower arrang- In 1945, when the war was over, members dove into flower arrang- ing and flower shows, beginning with a club entry in the 1948 Flower ing and flower shows, beginning with a club entry in the 1948 Flower Show at Horticultural Hall. In May 1955, the club staged its first flower Show at Horticultural Hall. In May 1955, the club staged its first flower Show at Horticultural Hall. In May 1955, the club staged its first flower show at the Josiah Smith Tavern. Participation continued enthusiasti- cally in club and regional shows with members bringing home many ribbons. In 1999, Barbara Elmes chaired a standard flower show, Books ribbons. In 1999, Barbara Elmes chaired a standard flower show, Books in Bloom, at the Weston Public Library. The club adopted other civic activities, raking trails at Garden in the Woods in Framingham and tending The Vale and Gore Place in Waltham. In 1948 membership was increased to 70 and annual dues were raised to $5. The club joined the Garden Club Federation and the National Council of State Garden Clubs. In 1954, two new garden clubs were formed in Weston: Country Garden Club and The Garden Interest Group of the Women's Community League. Through the Council of Weston Garden Clubs established in 1961, the three clubs consult and cooperate on projects like the renovation of Case Park at the Scout House. Each April, they gather for a joint meeting, rotating responsibilities for speaker, refreshments, and flowers. rotating responsibilities for speaker, refreshments, and flowers. "Everywhere you look, we've had an impact," says President Jessica "Everywhere you look, we've had an impact," says President Jessica Pohl. "Our 75th anniversary is an occasion to take stock and remind ourselves of what Weston Garden Club has accomplished. This year Weston Garden Club 114 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 6 W E S T O N G A R D E N C L U B A R C H I V E S ( T O P A N D B O T T O M L E F T ) B A R B A R A E L M E S

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