Submitted by: Martha Reardon Bewick
On Saturday morning, June 1, you will once again be able to find plants in abundance at the Garden Club of Hingham’s popular annual Plant Sale, taking place from 9:00AM to 12:00PM on the Common at Hingham Centre.
With hundreds of perennials from Hingham gardens, the plant sale has always attracted a line of eager gardeners awaiting the opening moment. As always, the Garden Club will be offering perennials which thrive on the South Shore such as salvia, astilbe, heuchera, yarrow, columbine, and peonies, and anticipates including drought-resistant plants, as well as some unusual shade plants. Scheduled the same day as Hingham’s High School graduation, those arriving early can easily pick up garden plants en route.
Proceeds from the Plant Sale help to underwrite the planting and education programs of the Garden Club of Hingham each year. These include the sunken parterre terrace at the Old Ordinary, the Cole Terrace and Embankment at the Historical Society Annex, the planters and gardens at the main entrance as well as the courtyard garden of the Hingham Public Library, the traffic Islands at Hingham Centre, and Founders Park, planted on top of the railroad tunnel cap. Garden Club projects during the year also include: weekly fresh floral arrangements at the Hingham Public Library, workshops for Hingham’s senior citizens through our Visiting Gardeners, holiday wreaths, designed and created by members for town organizations and locations, and programming for Junior Gardeners. The Garden Club features an active monthly program of excellent speakers and field trips for its members as well.
Garden Club members will be in attendance at the plant sale to help with the selection of recommended plants, as well as with information about becoming a member of the Garden Club. For more information about the Garden Club of Hingham, please visit our website at gardenclubofhingham.org.