The Lakeville Garden Club was organized in 1987. We became a member of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. in 1989. The mission of the garden club is clearly stated in our pledge:
We give our pledge as Americans to preserve our natural resources, air, soil, minerals, forest, water and wildlife:
To beautify our environment;to share horticultural information;and to learn from each other
The Lakeville Garden Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are a Civic Organization providing many activities and services in our community.
We provide educational programs for the youth through our two youth organizations, The Lakeville Junior Garden Club which includes students from Assawompset Elementary School and The Ecology Club with students from the George R. Austin Intermediate School.
The Lakeville Garden Club plants and maintains gardens or planters at:
The Historic Town Library
Dickran Diran Square
Lakeville Fire Station
Town Honor Roll
Lakeville Council on Aging
Lakeville Historic Museum
Each year up to two $500 scholarships are awarded to any qualified resident of Lakeville or to any student at or graduate of Apponequet Regional High School.
Members of the garden club visit Island Terrace Nursing Home several times a year. During these visits, they assist the clients in programs designed to provide Horticultural Therapy through the senses such as touch and smell. This rewarding activity is a favorite of many members.
The Lakeville Garden Club is an affiliated member of the following organizations.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. (www.gardenclub.org)
Through these memberships, garden club members are able to pursue further educational opportunities in several interesting fields. Such as:
Landscape Design School
Flower Show School
There are also many workshops and programs throughout the year that are either free or with a minimal fee.
The Lakeville Garden Club meets monthly from February through October on the last Tuesday of the month. Our meetings are held at the Lakeville Council on Aging, One Dear Crossing, Lakeville MA. The business meeting begins at 7pm, with a program following the business meeting.
Benefits of membership are:
Being a member in an active local civic organization, education, cultivating new friendships, and membership in state and national organizations
Requirements of membership are:
Annual $25.00 membership dues, attend and participate in club activities 50% of the time, have an active interest in learning and working with others, and a desire to have FUN