We are a hands-on garden club, made up of Ashland, Massachusetts, residents committed to cultivating a beautiful town. With a range of gardening experience from zero to plenty, our members of all ages and professions donate time and labor to tend public garden spaces and planters around town.
Before the Ashland Garden Club (AGC) was founded, one man, Rick
Ghilani, worked alone to spruce up downtown with planters on Main
Street and flower gardens around Memorial Square. When Rick passed
away in 1991, David Foster pulled together a small group to continue
his legacy. Since our official start in 1992, we have grown to more
than 25 members and joined the Garden
Club Federation of Massachusetts.
Join us for our monthly meeting, held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM at the Ashland Public Library, 66 Front Street, Ashland.
All funds to keep Ashland's gardens growing strong come from your support. We are non-profit - all money raised goes to pay for plants and materials - we as volunteers do all the maintenance. Support us by coming to our events and/or making a donation any time.
If you're an Ashland-based company or generous individual, sponsor a site in part or whole. We'll make you look good by keeping Ashland a-bloom.
We take pride in helping to beautify Ashland, and the town has let us know how much they appreciate our efforts. The town Selectmen presented the Ashland Garden Club with the Civic Pride Award in 2007 and wrote to thank us again in the summer of 2008. After the club created planters to decorate the police station in July 2008, Chief Scott Rohmer wrote us: "It has stirred us all here and blessed everyone who utilizes this facility with the warmth and care in which the flowers were planted as well as the beautiful arrangements themselves." We also thank the selectmen and police for all their hard work!