Fairbanks Garden Club
The Fairbanks Garden Club of Dedham celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010. Throughout the club’s history, it has maintained a close relationship with the historic 1637 Fairbanks House Museum, the oldest wood-frame house in North America.
Our garden club maintains perennial borders at the historic homestead and volunteers at the Fairbanks Family in America reunions each summer. In 1982, the club designed and documented a colonial herb garden at the house for which the club won an award from the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts.
In addition to maintaining gardens at the Fairbanks House, the club plants a courtyard at a local nursing home, maintains two historical markers, decorates holiday wreaths for local institutions and holds an annual plant sale.
The club meets the third Wednesday of the month from September through May, except for January. We meet at 12:00 p.m. for lunch at the town-owned Endicott Estate, 656 East St., Dedham. Following lunch, we hold a business meeting and have either a speaker or a workshop.
The Fairbanks Garden Club is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.
The mission of this club shall be to educate, stimulate interest and knowledge in gardening and the environment, to protect wildlife and natural plant life, and to enhance horticultural beauty in our community.
MEMBER MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS FOR 2013-2014
September 18, 2013 Program: Robert Hartzel "Low Impact Landscaping
for Water Quality Protection"
October 16, 2013 Program: Lee Patterson "Terrarium Workshop"
November 20, 2013 Program: Cheryl Monroe "Creative Pressed Floral Card Making"
December 11, 2013 Program: Christmas Luncheon
January 2014 No Meeting Scheduled
February 20, 2014 Program: Lynn Flodin "Shade Gardening"
March 19, 2014 Program: Perry Ellis "Bee Biology and Pollination"
April 16, 2014 Program: Ellen Donovan "Amazing Journeys of Butterflies
and Moths" AND Carol Cook "All Star FGC Variety Show"
May 21, 2014 Program: Annual Meeting and Luncheon