Iris Award nominations for residents or businesses who have helped to make Shrewsbury a more beautiful town are now being taken. Use the Contact Us link on the left to send your nominee information of name and address as well as your contact information. There is no limit to the number of nominations you can submit. Also, go to the Civic Projects link to learn more about the Iris Award.
Shrewsbury Garden Club
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, 01545
57 Active Members
12 Supporting Members
The purpose of the Shrewsbury Garden Club is to foster an interest in gardening, horticulture and conservation, to carry out projects contributing toward beautification of the town of Shrewsbury, and to provide scholarships for students residing in the town of Shrewsbury.
Monthly Club Meetings
We hold our meetings September through June on the second Monday of the month at various locations. Meetings begin at 10:30AM with coffee and refreshments. Our business meeting begins at 11:00 a.m. and the program runs from 11:30 until 12:30 p.m.
Dues are $35.00 per year.
A Little About Us
On June 24, 1957, a group of fourteen women met at the home of Ann Claflin, to discuss the formation of a garden club in the town of Shrewsbury. Thus began the Shrewsbury Garden Club. Today the Shrewsbury Garden Club is still dedicated to upholding the mission established by those original fourteen women. We have 57 Active members and 12 Supporting members.
We are a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts,Massachucetts Audubon Society, Tower Hill Botanical Garden and The New England Wildlife Society.
The same spirit and vitality of our founding members is alive and well today. Celebrating the start of our 63rd year in September we are still growing and continuing our great traditions!
Our club is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of many town owned areas as well as having established a public Fragrant Garden located at the Town Hall.
Our Adopt-a-Plot program gives residents and businesses an opportunity to participate in the beautification of the town by maintaining a public space around town.
The Annual Scarecrows on the Common display was started by the Garden Club and has continued for 15 years bringing excitement to the Town Common as part of the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival.
More information of these and other club involvements may be found on Civic Projects link on the left.