Take a woman’s club garden tour

Apr 15, 2021

MATTAPOISETT — From daffodils blooming in public spaces to flowers at the Shipyard Park garden, many of the plants around town are a result of the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Garden Group.

Mattapoisett Town beautification work began in the 1970s with the start of the Garden Group. The first plantings were at the Triangle, the Post Office, and Town Hall. This work has continued for more than 50 years with plantings that expanded to other locations like the Historical Society, the Town Wharf, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, and Town Beach House window boxes.

A dogwood tree was planted at the “new” Police Station on Route 6 to honor Eleanor Ross, a former Mattapoisett and State Federation President.

Recently the group planted a Butterfly Garden at Center School in memory of Suzanne Sylvester, a Club member and a Center School teacher, and a tree at the Town Hall — a Stewartia — in honor of the club’s 75th anniversary.

This year, the group will host a tour of gardens in town in honor of the Woman’s Club’s 80th anniversary.

The anniversary tour includes seven Mattapoisett gardens.

The “Glorious Gardens” tour is scheduled for June 26 — rain or shine.

The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is also open to new members from the south coast area.

For more information and a membership application, see the Club’s website: https://www.mattapoisettwomansclub.org/members/