The Crystal Garden Club was organized in September 1955 by a group of Reading and Wakefield gardeners. The Club’s objectives are to study all aspects of horticulture, landscaping, conservation and floral design, and to participate in civic beautification within both towns. The Crystal Garden Club joined the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts in 1957 and continues to be an active member.
The Crystal Garden Club’s Community Projects each year focus on the design, installation and maintenance of plantings at the Pleasant Street Center Garden and the Reading Fire Station Garden. The Club also participates in the planning and decorating of one room at the Hartshorne House in Wakefield for their annual Holiday Open House. In addition, the Club donates gardening subscriptions each year to the Beebe Library in Wakefield and the Reading Public Library, and provides centerpieces for various civic activities including the Reading Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and the Mother’s Day Brunch for Senior Citizens.
With an active membership of approximately 35 members, the Crystal Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month September through May in the Great Room at the Pleasant Street Center in Reading at 7:00 PM.