Fairbanks Garden Club in Dedham
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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, makes donations to the Dedham Food Pantry, and holds an annual plant sale.


The club meets the third Wednesday of the month from September through May, except for January. Unless otherwise noted, we meet at 11:30 a.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.


           Mission Statement 

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                                                                                                                                      
 Dates    Programs          
 September 17, 2014     Gail Anderson "Hydrangea Highlights"          
 October 15, 2014*
   *6:30 p.m.
    Michael Nelson "Invasive Plants and Specialty Plants"          
 November 19, 2014     Marna McGlone "Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement"          
 December 10, 2014     Christmas Luncheon at 11:00 a.m.          
 January 2015      No meeting scheduled          
 February 18, 2015     Thomas Mickey "America's Romance with the English Garden"          
 March 18, 2015     Ila Cox "History of the Tulip including 17th Century Tulipmania!"          
 April 15, 2015     Fairbanks Garden Club Members "Mystery Craft!"          
 May 20, 2015      Annual Meeting and Luncheon at 11:00 a.m.