Founded in 2004, The Millis Garden Club strives to enhance the natural beauty of our own surroundings and that of our community, through the horticultural education of members - while cultivating new friendships in the process.

Millis Garden Club
P.O. Box 535
Millis, MA 02054
www.millisgardenclub.org

Millis Garden Club Facts and Information

The Millis Garden Club invites Millis residents who share an interest in all things horticultural to join us. Established in September 2004, the Millis Garden Club serves to foster the knowledge and enjoyment of gardening as well as ways to contribute to our community. Members are encouraged to hold Leadership Team positions as needed; volunteer on Committees; and work on civic and fundraising projects that benefit the beauty and spirit of our community.

We offer diverse programming opportunities to inspire and stimulate our members while offering the community ways to grow with us. Our Educational Programs often include lectures and hands-on demonstrations from experts in the field of horticulture. We hold fundraising and fun-raising events to support our civic beautification projects.

The Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Millis Public Library in the Roche Bros. Community Room, unless otherwise noted. Meeting locations and times are announced in advance. We keep our members up-to-date in monthly e-mail updates. Meeting information also is sent to the Country Gazette , the Millis & Medway News, and appears on our website www.millisgardenclub.org

CIVIC PROJECTS

MGC maintains various sites around Millis including:

– three-season container gardens at the traffic island at Main Street (Route 109) and Exchange Street,

– containers in front of Veterans Memorial Building,

– traffic island at the intersection of Route 115 and Village Street,

– traffic island at Main Street (Route 109) Village Street, where the “Welcome to Millis” sign is placed,

– Children's Garden at Oak Grove Farm

The Millis Garden Club along with the Millis Lion's Club, leads the town wide Millis Beautification Day. Many community groups and residents also participate. This year's date is noted on our calendar of events. Community volunteers are welcome and are encouraged to participate. For questions, please contact Sue Conte at sjconte@verizon.net.

Community volunteers are encouraged and welcomed!

COMMUNTY ACTIVITIES
MGC purchases annual passes to Tower Hill Botanical Gardens. We offer these passes - at no charge - to Millis residents through the Millis Public Library. We encourage you to visit this wonderful public garden in Boylston, MA any time of the year. You may reserve the passes at the Millis Public Library website.

Please visit www.towerhillbg.org‎ for specific details on events, which are planned throughout the year.

MGC maintains a Reference Library at the Millis Public Library. Anyone holding a Millis Public Library card can borrow our collectible and signed gardening books and magazines.

Consider donating monies to the MGC library in honor or in memory of someone. Specific titles and topics can be suggested. MGC Bookplates will acknowledge your generosity when the contribution matches the cost of the purchase.

Contributions can be made in any amount by sending a check to MGC, PO Box 535, Millis, MA, 02054-0535, Attn: MGC Library Program.

MGC’s Annual Scholarship Program assists Millis residents who want to further their education in the horticulture field--including floral design, landscape design, horticulture, landscape architecture, farming, etc. Application information may be found on this website under “Scholarships – MGC.”

The MGC Annual Civic Award may be presented during our September meeting. This prestigious award recognizes an individual or organization that lives or works in Millis for significant contributions to the beautification of our town. The MGC membership selects the recipient of the award.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

MGC Annual Holiday Greens Sale - Saturday December 3, 2016 9am -1pm

This popular event is open to the public and draws a large crowd of eager buyers each year. It will take place at the Church of Christ, 142 Exchange Street.

Unique handmade centerpieces, decorated wreaths, holiday decorations, gifts and more will be available.

All members are encouraged to join in the fun and participate in the creation of fun, elegant, and original holiday decorations.