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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and Nancy Bates remain active members, passing along their knowl- edge and sharing their commitment. Bates joined the club in 1967 after several years in what is still known as the Provisional Group. In 1957, Weston Garden Club mem- bers established a junior group for daughters and daughters-in-law residing in Weston. The Provisional Group, governed by its own bylaws and officers, maintains gardens at the Scout House, participates bylaws and officers, maintains gardens at the Scout House, participates in wreath making, and shares some programming. When they are ready, Provisional members are encouraged to apply for the "big club" and bring their experience to this larger membership. Most members find their own way to Weston Garden Club. Molly Varnau arrived with her family from Southern California in 2011. A lifetime gardener, Varnau was introduced to Weston Garden Club at the 2013 garden tour. She came to the requisite three meetings and when there was an opening, joined in 2014. "I go home from meetings happy and inspired," Varnau says. "Moving with children in middle school made parent connections a little harder to make. In garden club I've 118 Weston Garden Club 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 D O R O T H Y T O L L S C A R O L Y N E L L I S

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