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.