Our Founding

The Walnut Hill Garden Club was founded in 1967 by Helena Quilty as an evening, neighborhood club in the Walnut Hill area of Hanover and became federated under the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts in 1969. Currently our membership includes enthusiastic gardeners from throughout Hanover and several surrounding towns.

 Our Mission

The mission of the Walnut Hill Garden Club is to promote the advancement of gardening, concern for our environment, encouragement of individual creativity, civic involvement through beautification and education, and the cultivation of friendship in the community.

The activities of the Club are limited to, and operated exclusively for, charitable and educational purposes, which are limited to those allowed by Section 501 (C) (3) I.R.C.

 Our Activities and Projects

Volunteer beautification projects include landscaping and maintaining plantings at several Hanover War Memorials, numerous traffic islands and a rain garden in cooperation with the Hanover Garden Club.

Our garden therapy program provides seasonal floral design workshops for Hanover senior citizens at three locations: Hanover Senior Center, Legion Housing for the Elderly and Barstow Village. Our program to recycle inkjet cartridges and cell phones has collection points at Town Hall, the John Curtis Library, and the Recycling Center at the Hanover Transfer Station. We sponsor kindergarten seed planting in the local schools and public service lectures. The Club participates in the Boston Blooms Flower Show, Art in Bloom at the MFA, and the Barnstable and Marshfield Fairs with individual and/or Club entries in design and horticulture. In 2013, the Walnut Hill Garden Club and the Hanover Garden Club jointly held a second “Books in Bloom Flower Show” at the John Curtis Library with proceeds funding Town Beautification projects.